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The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / Re: GBU script interest thread.....
« on: June 08, 2015, 06:29:51 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?

Film Locations / Just visited the North of Madrid.....
« on: June 03, 2015, 12:03:49 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

Ennio Morricone / Re: Solisti e Orchestre del Cinema Italiano
« on: April 25, 2015, 03:02:34 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.

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!

Film Locations / Colmenar Viejo
« on: April 10, 2015, 01:27:59 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???? All info is appreciated!



Other Films / Re: I giorni dell'ira aka Day of Anger (1967)
« on: April 02, 2015, 05:13:26 AM »
Got the Arrows BD/DVD combo in the mail yesterday. Lovely packaging and I think the 12-p booklet is an interesting read. I've watched only a small portion of the movie yesterday, but it sure looks great on bluray. With Face To Face on its way to bluray in August I will have a few good spaghetti's to (re)watch as I keep waiting for a bluray release of The Great Silence......

I'm talking about mr Hanley's book, which is in english......

From what I have seen, it looks like it will be worth the very long (long!) wait....... Over 400+ pages....
Hopefully the author will settle on a printing company soon. An ISBN nummer has been granted already , as I can see on the cover.
I hope for a release sometime this year!

Hi All,

I know this could be posted under the "Western books" topic, but I figured this book deserves its own topic. It has been talked about before, but the definitive book on GBU is still coming! Three weeks ago, I exchanged emails with its writer, who stated that the book is finished, all that still needs to be done is selecting a printing company and then the actual distribution. As a courtesy, the writer (from Germany) sent me five of the pages of the book, which look really, really promising. I just wish the book would be out tomorrow, as I would love to read all the info and see all the photos.......... Anyways, I do hope this book will be in my hands sometime this year!


General Discussion / Re: Sergio leone's autograph
« on: February 25, 2015, 03:49:12 AM »
It looks like most I can find on google image.
Happy to have it.

Angel eyes.

General Discussion / Sergio leone's autograph
« on: February 24, 2015, 11:17:54 AM »
Hi all,

I happen to have an original Leone autograph, acquired at a Berlin Film festival. It was signed on a page of a movie magazine.
As I happen to have no idea About its value, I was wondering if anybody could give a rough estimate. And no, it's not for sale  :)

Angel eyes

Sergio Leone News / Re: Huge Sergio Leone exhibition in Turin, Italy
« on: February 17, 2015, 04:14:44 PM »
Oh no, i missed this!! Any info about maybe taking this expo on the road? I'd love to get another chance to see this expo!


Film Locations / Re: Regis, where's Your Great locations website?!?!
« on: February 13, 2015, 12:29:22 AM »
I droppen regis an email, hope he'll respond......

Angel eyes

Film Locations / Regis, where's Your Great locations website?!?!
« on: February 12, 2015, 01:57:08 PM »
Regis, i love your website and all its info? Where Did iT go? Can you please bring it back?
I need THE info for future trips to Spain too, of course!!
Keep up THE good work!

Angel eyes

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