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1  Films of Sergio Leone / The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / Have not yet received my photo, anybody else has? on: December 17, 2017, 01:57:22 PM
Hi all,

this summer joined the crowd funding for the documentary Sad Hill Unearthed. I selected the option with a (photo of a) marked grave at Sad Hill (among other things).
I did get my poster, and I did get an email telling me about a delay in sending out the digital picture of my grave marker, but so far I haven't received the actual photo.
Anybody up to date on the status of this?

2  Films of Sergio Leone / For a Few Dollars More / Re: An eye for an eye: what the story behind this song? on: June 06, 2016, 06:50:22 AM
Hello DJ,

Thank you for the informative reply. It sure sounds like they just took an instrumental form the movie and hastily put some words to it.
It's now clear to me that there never was an intention (by Leone) to actually use a song in the movie.

3  Films of Sergio Leone / For a Few Dollars More / An eye for an eye: what the story behind this song? on: June 05, 2016, 03:21:07 AM
Hi all! Maurizio Graf made the song occhio per occhio (or an eye for an eye) for FAFDM. Does anybody have more info on this? Was it created for the movie or just afterwards using the music for the movie? If it was created for the movie, why was it decided not to use it, etc??


4  Films of Sergio Leone / The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / Re: GBU book project -updated website- on: May 18, 2016, 07:42:58 AM
Hi all, I just received the book here in The Netherlands and it was well packaged in a sturdy box. So it arrived in mint condition.
So far I have only been able to glance through it and it is absolutely stunning! So many pictures and stills I had never seen before and so much information to digest. This marvelous is sure to bring every GBU fan many hours of reading joy!
Thanks Peter for this gem!
5  General Information / Film Locations / Dublin locations DYS on: March 14, 2016, 02:19:34 PM
Just returned from a weekend trip to Dublin (to visit the country 2 country music festival. As I had a few hours to kill during the day, I took my wife to visit Toner's Bar and Howth Castle, filming locations of the flashback scenes in Duck You Sucker. While it was fun to find these locations and having a few beers at Toner's, it is quite hard t find the exact shots. It is way better / fun to go around the Almeria area, but just checking these locations off the list was ok too. You can only walk around the howth castle premises, going inside is on appointment only (we had no desire). Howth itself is a nice coastal village with great cliffs. Perhaps sergio had better gone over there, but I suppose he reaaly wanted a castle.... Anyways, been to dublin, been to Almeria and been to the Burgos and Madrid areas. Next stop......Rome? I really wish that last year's sergio leone expo in Turin would have a rerun..... Too bad I missed that....
6  Films of Sergio Leone / The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / Re: GBU book project -updated website- on: December 14, 2015, 02:37:36 AM
Great news! Looking forward to this book! day-1 must buy for sure! It better not be over $500 though, haha! I have kids to feed, you know....
7  General Information / Film Locations / The arch in monument valley is falling further apart on: July 28, 2015, 12:05:17 AM
Last week I again visited the arch of OUATITW in monument valley. In comparison to my last visit tjree years ago, the remains of the arch have deteriorated some more. Three years ago, there was still some wood stcking out of one of the bases that once supported the upper structure. That wood was now gone, with only the two stone bases remaing. So, although there is still plenty of remains to see, it is certainly in a worse condition then it was a few years ago..... If you still have this on your bucketlist, don't wait for many more years......
8  General Information / Film Locations / Re: Just visited the North of Madrid..... on: July 01, 2015, 01:38:02 AM
I'm currently (and slowly) building a blog to show a few of my pictures from my trip to Madrid and the Burgos area. Please check over the next few days for updates:


9  General Information / General Discussion / Re: The definitive GBU book is still coming (a little more patience, though)...... on: June 22, 2015, 05:39:39 AM
Hi amigos,

As you can read elsewhere on this forum, I've just returned from a 3-day trip to Madrid and the Burgos-area, where I've visited a bunch of FOD, FDM and GBU filming locations. Walking around these locations, many questions came to mind, such as: ho did Leone end up on a hill in Carazo to shoot his prison camp sequence? Last week I again contacted the author of the forthcoming definitive book on GBU to enquire about its release date (and ask him a few of my questions...). Peter, the author, was so kind not only to answer my questions, but to also reveal that he has now found a good publishing deal and that the book will be available in 2015!! I'm looking forward to it!

10  Films of Sergio Leone / The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / Re: GBU script interest thread..... on: June 09, 2015, 03:14:04 AM
I'm all for it! So Mr Jordan Krug, if you're still out there......I think we have at least 5 people how would like a pdf copy......
If you're still willing to produce a pdf, just let us know the cost!

Thanks in advance!


11  Films of Sergio Leone / The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / Re: GBU script interest thread..... on: June 08, 2015, 07:29:51 AM
Hmm, indeed an old topic, but still: I would love to get my hands on a pdf copy......Is there still an offer somewhere out there?
12  General Information / Film Locations / Just visited the North of Madrid..... on: June 03, 2015, 01:03:49 PM
Hello amigos! I just got back from three full days in Spain. I started out in Madrid airport on Friday May 29 at 10am. I drove my rental car straight to Medinaceli and visited the Plaza Mayor and a few areas surrounding it, that were used as locations in Duck You Sucker. After about an hour there I drove North for another hour and a half to visit Carazo aka Betterville prisoncamp. It's still easy to find ( if you know where to look..), but the sign that was once put up by Tuco Tours is no longer there. After taking a bunch of pictures and hiking back down the mountain, I drove to Sad Hill, going through the town of Santa Domingo de Silos. I spent about 1,5 hours there, taking many, many pictures. The Sad Hill sign and plaque were still there, but most mock up graves were broken (by nature, I hope) far during this day, From the time I left the airport, I think I only saw three people (two of which in Medinaceli)!!! After Sad Hill I drove North, through Contreras and on to Rio Arlanza aka Langstone Bridge. Again I was all alone. The bushes, grass and other vegetation was in full bloom, but I made my way up the mountain and again made tons of pictures. As it was getting later, I closed of the day visiting the Monastery nearby, where some interior shots for GBU were done. The guard there told me that in the one barrack across the street from the monastery they filmed the scene with all the wounded soldiers lying next to each other. Thats seems right after I took a peek inside..... I spent the night in hotel Dona Sancha in Covarrubias, which was a great place to stay. The next day I started, after a good breakfast, by going back to langstone bridge to find more locations and I succeeded. It was already getting warmer and warmer. After the double dip, I drove for about two hours South, to Manzanares El Real. The tuco ambush location was easily found. The vegetation was somewhat unfriendly, but nothing really bothersome. then on to Colmenar Viejo, to visit Dehesa de Navalvillar. First I visited the monastery/church across the street which was used in The Mercenary. Then a big surprise: Dehesa de Navalvillar was closed for cars, you could only get in on foot or a bike. as I didn't have a bike, I hang my backpack with plenty of water on my shoulders and went for a long hike. I visited the Ranch-location (the chimney is still there) where once a ranch stood used in The Hills Run Red. I also saw a few NAvajo Joe, The Mercenary locations as well as some rubble, a picket fence and an information plaque that pointed out White Rocks. After a few hours, soaked in sweat from walking in the heat, I again took my car and drove to Hoyo De Manzanares to visit the San Miguel site. I couldn't get my car all the way there because of poor road conditions, but I had to walk just about 150 meters. There were just two drinking throves and the recognisable background, but nothing else really. It was nonetheless a great place to visit. After this visit I drove to Las Rozas de Madrid to stay in a comfortable hotel there. tapas, a cold beer and FC Barcelona on TV winning the Opa Del Rey made for nice evening closers. On the third and final day, Sunday, I first went back to Dehesa de Navalvillar to find a few more locations (there's so many there!). The next stop was an hour away to the West on Madrid: Aldea del Fresno. This is where the ambush from FOD was filmed. The river is hard to recognize, but the aguaduct is still there. the final spaghetti stop was in Campo de Madrid, where I visited the restaurant where some scenes for FOD were filmed. To kill a few hours before going back to the airport, I toured Santiago de Bernabeu, the home stadium of Real Madrid. At 20.15h, I flew back to The Netherlands, happy with a great trip. Now it's time to go through all the pictures and make a nice photoalbum.

Angel eyes
13  Other/Miscellaneous / Ennio Morricone / Re: Solisti e Orchestre del Cinema Italiano on: April 25, 2015, 04:02:34 AM
I have the 4 cd set as well and it is just great. It so close to the originals and the sound quality is great also.
It really like they produced the soundtrack for GBU if it were shot today!! Recommened.
14  General Information / General Discussion / Re: The definitive GBU book is still coming (a little more patience, though)...... on: April 21, 2015, 12:30:55 PM
I know the book is ready and I have a few pages which look very promising. All it takes now, according to Peter, is to find a good publishing deal. I'm still very hopeful we'll see it this year!
15  General Information / Film Locations / Colmenar Viejo on: April 10, 2015, 02:27:59 AM
Hello all,

Within the next two months I will visit a few of the GBU locations. One of these is Colmenar Viejo, where once the western town was in which Blondie and Tuco confronted angel eyes and his gang. I know that this town no longer exist and that there's an Army/Air Force base these days, but does anyone have any pointers or tips where I can still go to make a few photographs that will still capture the backgrounds seen in the movie? I mean, if it's just the army base, is there still some value in visiting that location?Huh All info is appreciated!


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