Saturday, October 31, 2020

Halloween 2020


RIP Sean Connery


Scottish actor Sean Connery died in his sleep during the night of October 30/31 in the Bahamas. He was 90. Connery rocketed to fame as James Bond and became one of the franchise’s most popular and enduring international stars. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2000 and marked his 90th birthday in August. His death was confirmed by his family, according to the BBC, which notes that the actor died in his sleep while in the Bahamas. It’s believed he had been unwell for some time. His last acting role had been in Stephen Norrington’s “The League of Extraordinary Gentleman” (2003). “He revolutionized the world with his gritty and witty portrayal of the sexy and charismatic secret agent. He is undoubtedly largely responsible for the success of the film series and we shall be forever grateful to him,” said the producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. Connery appeared in one Euro-western as the star of “Shalako” (1968) with Brigitte Bardot.

Frank Gifford news [archive newspaper article]

 New York Post

September 1, 1969

…Frank Gifford of the TV, sportscasts is being sought to star in an Italian “spaghetti western,” as they call cowpoke pictures shot around Rome…

[submitted by Mike Hauss]


Spaghetti Western Locations for “A Bullet for the General”.

 We continue our search for filming location for “A Bullet for the General”. The remaining soldiers dead and dying are shot again to make sure they are dead. The horses and mules are taken off the train. Bill climbs back on board and retrieves his satchel. He spots a horse and begins to follow the revolutionaries into the hills. ‘El Chuncho’ asks the others in the group if they approve of the boy Gringo joining their band and all but one says yes. 

The scene was shot on the Guadix railway line in the Hernan Valley.

For a more detailed view of this site and other Spaghetti Western locations please visit my friend Yoshi Yasuda’s location site: and Captain Douglas Film Locations