Saturday, November 27, 2010
Spaghetti Western Locations
Continuing with locations for “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” we take another look around what was Betterville prison camp. The mesa has returned to nature but if you look closely you’ll find an occasional brick, a piece of particle board and the corner of a foundation. As you scour the area the buildings will take shape in your mind and you’ll be able to piece together the camp as it looked in the film. You’ll be able to find the latrine ditch, the commander’s office where Tuco was beaten by Corporal Wallace. If you look off into the distance you’ll see another mountain (shown in the photo above) which rises above the area used for Sad Hill cemetery. Look to the right and you’ll see a mountain range and on the other side is where the bridge scene was filmed.
For a more detailed view of this site and other Spaghetti Western locations please visit my friend Yoshi "Garringo" Yasuda’s excellent website: http://garringo.cool.ne.jp/