Thursday, October 1, 2015

Burgos Cultural Association looking for volunteers October 3rd & 4th

Clint Eastwood, Ennio Morricone and Metallica lay claims to the 50th anniversary of 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly'

Burgos Cultural Association of 'Sad Hill' has invited the actor Clint Eastwood to the 50th anniversary of the movie "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly ', whose shooting took place partly in the Valle del Arlanza, as was explained by one of the founding members of the organization, Sergio Garcia.

Garcia noted that the group has sent the invitation to the actor to his production company in California, but have so far received no reply, and stressed that at present they are working to contact the Italian composer Ennio Morricone, author of the soundtrack film, and the group Metallica, who open their concerts with the ‘Ecstacy of Gold’ in which the cemetery is first seen in the feature film, to also participate in programming.

In addition, it has contacted the daughter of the artistic director of the film, Carlo Simi, with which they have taken steps to organize a show with sketches and original designs of the film production and they are working right now to engage in the project the widow and daughters of the director Sergio Leone.

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly' next year, the association 'Sad Hill' trust achieved collaboration of nearby areas where the film was shot, such as Santo Domingo de Silos municipalities, Salas de los Infantes, Carazo, Contreras and Covarrubias Hortig├╝ela where they expect to hold concerts, exhibitions and lectures which are being developed, among other activities.

It is remembered that the place of the symbolic cemetery of 'Sad Hill' movie is north of the Burgos town of Santo Domingo de Silos, whose association council has recently obtained permission to rebuild the set and reconstruction of the cemetery.

Sergio Garcia explained that the group has made a public appeal for anyone who wants to go on October 3rd and 4th to the place to begin reconstruction of the landmark cemetery and has advanced planning next year, to proceed with placement of more than 4,000 tombstones and markers here.

For this, the association has organized an initiative under the name 'Adopt a tomb', with a contribution of 15 euros, will raise money for the cause and the donation is symbolically customize a tablet with data on the person in question.

Besides the cemetery 'Sad Hill', other sequences of 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly' that were filmed in the province of Burgos were the Mission of San Antonio, the prison camp of Betterville and the Langstone Bridge battle location.

The cultural association 'Sad Hill' * ( was created with the aim of promoting the recovery of the exteriors of the film, considering that they will not pose a substantial alteration of the landscape and to understand what would represent as a cultural attraction for this part of the province of Burgos.

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