Thursday, October 3, 2019

Spaghetti Western Location ~ Valle del Buho

The Valle del Buho extends about three kilometers west of Tabernas. It offers wide open spaces and a prairie appearance, "mesas" and an old cortijo in ruins, of which only the walls remain are also part of the terrain. It was seen  in several Eurowestern films such as “I Want Him Dead (1968); “Boot Hill” (1969); "Run, Man, Run" (1969); "The Night of the Serpent" (1969); “A Man Called Sledge” (1970); "Catlow" (1971); “The Hunting Party” (1971); “The Long Day of Violence” (1971); "The Ballad of Ben and Charlie" (1972); "Sonny & Jed" (1972); "Sting of the West" (1972) and "The White, the Yellow, the Black" (1974). A few tens of meters away at the foot of a "mesa" near a vertical wall, a fort was built with a wooden palisade for the films "The Last of the Mohicans” (1965) and, a short distance away, the set of a mine was built and blown up in the final part of "The Genius" (1975); this sequence is combined with parts shot in Monument Valley (Arizona). Still a short distance from the cortijo, the sequence of "Valdez is Coming!" where the black man is unjustly accused. Valle de Buho is also used in "Blood and Guns" (1969); "El Condor" (1970); “The Hunting Party” (1971); "Red Sun" (1971) and in episodes of the TV series "Queen of Swords" (2001). At the northern edge of the valley extends an area rich in saline outcrops, called Llano de Benavidas, which appears in “The Last of the Mohicans” (1965); "Boot Hill" (1969); "El Condor" (1970); "Those Dirty Dogs" (1973) and "The Daltons" (2004).

“The Last of the Mohicans” (1965)

“El Condor” (1970)

“A Man Called Sledge” (1970)

“The Hunting Party” (1971)

“The Daltons” (2004)

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