Reviews


(Half Soldier) #1

Hello all - I’ve added the facility for people to vote for the various films detailed on my site, to try and get an overall opinion on the films, to help those looking for the best ones. Anyway, would be great if people could pay a visit and place their votes. - http://mysite.wanadoo-members.co.uk/spaghettiwesterns on the Spaghetti Western tab.

Thanks!


(Ste_300) #2

I ws looking at you’re site no more than a few days ago. I found it by acciden ti think. Quick question, where they filmed most spaghetti westerns in spain. there’s a small place where they do them (South east i think) i pased it once, but not being much of a fan at the time, we didnt go through, so i want to know is it any good?


(Sebastian) #3

Almeria you mean. it’s full of locations. you can do many tours there.


(Ste_300) #4

yeh, i’ve been there many times, but never to a tour of it.


(Half Soldier) #5

I love Almeria! My spiritual home, I think ;D . Many of the film sets still stand and are open to visitors.

Its worth checking out a few of the sites that show then and now pics from Almeria, and the surrounding areas that provided much of the Spaghetti Western scenery.

I would recommend http://www.ramon.btinternet.co.uk/ in this respect. There is also a site that tells all about Tuco Tours (http://www.tucotours.co.uk/welcometotucotours.htm) which can provide a tour of the Leone film locations.


(Ste_300) #6

those are cool posters on the ;then and now’ also on the once upon a time in the west dvd it has a then and now section. Those landmarks should be ever in hoistory. ave you visited the final shootout scene from TGTBATU?


(Half Soldier) #7

The latter stages of the Good the Bad and the Ugly are not filmed in Almeria. Judging from this site, these are filmed in Brugos - check out Sad Hill then and now! - http://garringo.cool.ne.jp/around%20brugos.htm


(Ste_300) #8

So the graveyards gone? WHo let this happen wasnt it a real graveyard?


(Half Soldier) #9

I’m not sure. Shame though - would have been a real thrill standing in that graveyard!


(Ste_300) #10

it was a real graveyard right How could thye have torn a real graveyard down? Isnt illegal or something?


(Bill san Antonio) #11

I don’t think it was a real graveyard. They made it for the movie.


(Ste_300) #12

I always figured it was a real one, as when we get a shot of it, it’s massive. The budget wouldnt cover all the making and the costs of hiring people to make it.


(Kitosch) #13

Leone had 250 soldiers to build the graveyard set in two days. For those kinds of questions I recommend Frayling’s book on Sergio Leone, “Something to do with death”.


(Benito Alvarez) #14

I agree. Lots of background information.

Other useful books in English are:

Frayling’s “Spaghetti Westerns” (very academic)
Frayling’s "Sergio Leone: Once Upon a Time in Italy"
Howard Hughes’ "Once Upon a Time in the Italian West"
Howard Hughes’ "Spaghetti Westerns"
Michael Carlson’s “Sergio Leone”


(Silence) #15

[quote=“Half Soldier, post:1, topic:56”]Hello all - I’ve added the facility for people to vote for the various films detailed on my site, to try and get an overall opinion on the films, to help those looking for the best ones. Anyway, would be great if people could pay a visit and place their votes. - http://mysite.wanadoo-members.co.uk/spaghettiwesterns on the Spaghetti Western tab.

Thanks![/quote]
The link didn’t work but I wish it did. I like all sites that have to do with Spaghetti Westerns.