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Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes pic! Since beginning this column I’ve been looking for BTS pics from The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, one of my all time favorite movies. I did find a really badass shot of Leone, but it’s an unfortunately low res image and I’m hoping to find a bigger version before saying “Aw, screw it! This is too cool to sit on!” In the meantime, I received this image of Leone making a face while Clint Eastwood looks on. I can’t even begin to imagine what it would have been like to hang around that set, seeing Clint Eastwood at, dare I say, his most iconic. That’s part of why I love doing this column. I would have to develop time travel technology and make a few bazillion dollars to get a look at the making of that movie, but why go through all that tiring hassle when I can just see pictures like the one here? Here it is:

I can hear Morricone’s score when looking at that pic! Maybe an alternative “Il Trio” moment, right? Thanks to “Bungi” for sending it along! If you have a pic you think should be included email me. I’m looking for the iconic, the rare, the just plain cool behind the scenes shots to feature here. Tomorrow’s Behind the Scenes Pic has been one of my most requested since a throwaway mention in my Batman: The TV Show addition. See ya’ then! -Quint Follow Me On Twitter

Previous Behind the Scenes pics: - Alien
- Big Trouble In Little China
- Clash of the Titans
- Dr. Strangelove
- Sesame Street
- The Birds
- The Dark Knight
- Batman (1989)
- Batman: The TV Series
- Stephen King’s IT
- Raiders of the Lost Ark
- Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
- Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
- Superman
- The French Connection
- Tron
- The Road Warrior
- Ghostbusters
- King Kong (’33)
- The Empire Strikes Back (Luke with Slate)
- Rebel Without A Cause
- Taxi Driver
- Metropolis

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  • July 30, 2010, 2:06 p.m. CST


    by lostboytexas


  • July 30, 2010, 2:08 p.m. CST

    I see why he grew the beard

    by TheMcflyFarm

  • July 30, 2010, 2:19 p.m. CST


    by Sluggolicious

    This whole series rules, keep em coming!

  • July 30, 2010, 2:25 p.m. CST

    That's the face that all fanboys make when they hate on things

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    Seriously, it could be the official photo of any Thor talkback

  • July 30, 2010, 2:30 p.m. CST

    Looks like they caught him mid-Macarena...

    by Ronald Raygun

  • July 30, 2010, 2:31 p.m. CST

    Seriously, who farted....

    by skimn

    to paraphrase Nick Swardson.

  • July 30, 2010, 2:32 p.m. CST

    when i die

    by zulusha

    i want copy of this movie in my coffin. and all my other favorites... shit - i'm going to need a bigger coffin....

  • July 30, 2010, 2:32 p.m. CST


    by quicksilver80

    You win every TB past, present and future till the end of the internetz...I'm posting from my phone now excuse me while I go buy a new keyboard since the old one is a pool of coffee...

  • July 30, 2010, 2:34 p.m. CST

    So the TESB pics are all gone, eh?

    by ricarleite2

  • July 30, 2010, 2:36 p.m. CST

    I don't know...

    by wampa 1

    ...but it sure smells good!

  • July 30, 2010, 2:36 p.m. CST

    And That's Why They Called Him...

    by Aquatarkusman

    ... the Italian Boss Hogg

  • July 30, 2010, 3:07 p.m. CST


    by Quint

    Nope, still got a ton on the docket. Just trying to keep it from being a flood one one particular flick dominating this column.

  • July 30, 2010, 3:08 p.m. CST

    In this world there are two kinds of people my friend..

    by Tacom

    Those who "smealt it", and those who "dealt it".

  • July 30, 2010, 3:18 p.m. CST

    "Clint at his most iconic"

    by BP_drills_america_a_new_asshole

    Was Dirty Harry, no? But the Man With No Name was beyond uber cool also. I love that scene where he gives that dying soldier his poncho and joint. Not a word spoken, but hugely poignant. They don't make films like that anymore.

  • July 30, 2010, 3:23 p.m. CST

    That looks more like ENNIO MORRICONE conducting them

    by Tigger Tales

    than it does LEONE directing them.

  • July 30, 2010, 3:24 p.m. CST

    The Good The Bad and The Ugly

    by tomdolan04

    IS the greatest movie ever made. So much packed into a sprawling run time that flies by. <p> The scope of the civil war scene (in itself just a backdrop in a side story) alone is mind boggling.

  • July 30, 2010, 3:35 p.m. CST

    I heard that Clint was the only one who spoke English

    by RPLocke

    on that set.

  • July 30, 2010, 3:42 p.m. CST


    by mr. smith

    my fav so far

  • July 30, 2010, 3:42 p.m. CST

    BP and RP

    by Quint

    BP - It's arguable, but when I think of Eastwood I think of the cigar, the poncho, the scruff and the hat. The Man With No Name is Clint in my brain. Dirty Harry is up there, of course, but Blondie FTW.<BR><BR>RP excepting Lee Marvin and Eli Wallach you could be right. They shot without sound, which is why even those who know and speak English come in later and dub their lines.

  • July 30, 2010, 3:47 p.m. CST

    Lee Marvin?

    by Liberty Valance

    Maybe "Paint Your Wagon" is one of your favorite movies instead?

  • July 30, 2010, 3:48 p.m. CST

    Sergio does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    Fuck me, *thats* what Sergio Leone looks like?!<p> Don't mean to disrespect a great film maker but he's got that whole tubby eunuch thing going on...

  • July 30, 2010, 3:57 p.m. CST


    by Quint

    Lee Van Cleef, of course. Was typing too fast and thinking I was all smart and stuff.

  • July 30, 2010, 3:58 p.m. CST

    Quint wishes we had an edit function, too

    by ATARI

    Maybe by 2020??

  • July 30, 2010, 4:02 p.m. CST

    Eli Wallach as Tuco = greatness

    by johnnyangelheart

    One of the greatest roles by one of the greatest actors. So great "Breaking Bad" had to name one of its characters Tuco.

  • July 30, 2010, 4:04 p.m. CST

    I swear I thought I saw Drew Carey....

    by DickJones

    ...anyone else?

  • July 30, 2010, 4:07 p.m. CST

    The opening scene = greatest ever

    by johnnyangelheart

    Three toughs ride into a town, pull their guns, charge into a cantina. Gunshots. Tuco crashes through a window looking mean as shit. Pause. The scream. "The Ugly". Action resumes. Tuco leaps on a horse rides off hell for leather. A dying man staggers out of the bar, two corpses on the floor.

  • July 30, 2010, 4:24 p.m. CST

    leone biography: something to do with death

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    was a great read. leone is probably the greatest utilizer of sound of any director because he treats it not as some sort of appendage to the visuals but as a sword in one hand while the visuals a sword in the other.

  • July 30, 2010, 4:26 p.m. CST

    Bigger pic

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    I was actually thinking of sending this 1 in and found it uncanny it be posted:

  • July 30, 2010, 4:31 p.m. CST

    Trek, Bond, Kaiju

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    the other big film icons you should tackle. Robert Shaw fighting Connery on the Orient would be supoib

  • July 30, 2010, 4:51 p.m. CST


    by WeylandYutani

    Like many, I have seen lot of Leone's films, but for some reason I just realized that I have never known what the man looked like. Kinda has a Hitchcock quality about him. <P> Thx for the pic Quint.

  • July 30, 2010, 4:58 p.m. CST

    Eli Wallach still going strong at 95

    by alan_poon

    He had a cameo in The Ghost Writer.

  • July 30, 2010, 5 p.m. CST

    I read there was a 4th English speaker in the movie

    by PhilipMarlowe

    The guy that had the drop on the Ugly while he was in the bath. But he kept flubbing his lines. So Leone had him just count some number sequence and then later just dubbed his voice in with the Italian actors.

  • July 30, 2010, 5:02 p.m. CST


    by PhilipMarlowe

    Shaw also fought Connery in Robin and Marion

  • July 30, 2010, 5:12 p.m. CST

    Love this man's work.

    by strosmer

    Recently watched "Duck, You Sucker" starring James Colburn and Rod Steiger. AWESOME! And available for instant viewing off Netflix.

  • July 30, 2010, 5:54 p.m. CST


    by Animorganimate

    ...looks like Hitchcock and Capote's love child.

  • July 30, 2010, 6:50 p.m. CST

    Eastwood only Smokes on Film

    by TheJudger

    He doesnt like to smoke in real life. He only does it as an actor. Just think of the countless number of people who tried to be like him and wound up dead of lung or pancreatic cancer

  • July 30, 2010, 6:59 p.m. CST

    I just rewatched all 3 of those a month ago and

    by RPLocke

    I wish they would bring that character back for one more round. If Sly could bring back Rocky, Clint could bring back the man with no name.

  • July 30, 2010, 7:08 p.m. CST

    Just watched this movie and....

    by Han Cholo

    Does it look to anyone else that no everyone except Eastwood is speaking something other than English? Either that or the movie has BAD dubbing.

  • July 30, 2010, 7:38 p.m. CST


    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    Yep but i was going for the more franchises which quint seems to favor on here.

  • July 30, 2010, 7:40 p.m. CST


    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    Thats just like Connery who never smokes either and just holds it in his mouth in hish Bonds.

  • July 30, 2010, 7:59 p.m. CST


    by Bondtana

    Seriously, you deserve a raise for this. I have been reading this site for years and have NEVER gave a shit about any kind of recurring columns until this.

  • July 30, 2010, 8:35 p.m. CST

    Speaking of sequel to GBU, it was going to happen

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    In Once UPon a Time in Italy theres an interview with the writer Sergio Donati who helped on Leone's movies, there was supposed to be a sequel he wrote up to be done in the late 70s that would return all 3 characters, more older (how theyd revive Angel Eyes no clue) and Eli/Lee wanted to do it but Clint didnt so it was supposed to be Blondie's Son since Blondie was supposed to be dead now, and it would start in the rainy night and then when his son would pay respect to his grave, he'd walk off and in the air a voice would say "carefulu son, there are a lot of sons of bitches in this world..." and then the Ugly would be spying on him and follow him.

  • July 30, 2010, 8:36 p.m. CST

    Oh and Leone wouldn't direct it though

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    it was to be by antoher director i forgot, maybe Castellari or someone.

  • July 30, 2010, 8:58 p.m. CST

    Young Clint looks like...

    by XoanonTORN

    Hugh Jackman...anyone else ever notice that?

  • July 30, 2010, 9:26 p.m. CST



    I always thought so definately. And this film is my favourite western followed closely by unforgiven.

  • July 30, 2010, 9:28 p.m. CST

    Just Like AMAD...

    by The Dreaded Rear Admiral

    the main reason I visit this site!

  • July 30, 2010, 9:38 p.m. CST

    Yeah, Xoanon...

    by kevred

    ...I've thought that for a long time. I've been saying that if they ever decide to revive Dirty Harry, there's only one call they should make, and that's straight to Jackman. Just imagine him in the suit and sideburns...he'd nail it. Not saying DH needs reviving, but there is NO one else who'd come close to Jackman.

  • July 30, 2010, 10:22 p.m. CST

    Just before "The Ecstasy of Gold" scene?

    by Left_Nut

    I get goosebumps just thinking about that sequence.<p>Pure magic, we seriously don't get shit that good any more.

  • July 30, 2010, 11:10 p.m. CST

    Sergio had a problem

    by Player01

    Sergio's problem was an eating disorder. He wasn't just 'overweight' - he was literally obsessed with food. I find it telling that the first faceoff in TGTBATU begins over a meal. Perhaps he may have made a few more movies if his obsession had not 'consumed' him, poor fellow, for he was a genius. All hail Sergio!

  • July 30, 2010, 11:56 p.m. CST


    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    Yeah definitely all of his movies have lots of eating, but he also had a weak heart like his father before him.

  • July 31, 2010, 2:06 a.m. CST

    that's not Clint Eastwood!

    by Righteous Brother

    Its a double. I love this movie though, one of the all-time greats.

  • July 31, 2010, 2:39 a.m. CST

    The fourth one could be called

    by RPLocke

    The Good The Bad The Ugly The Dead.

  • July 31, 2010, 2:59 a.m. CST

    This is the best photo yet imo even better then Kong

    by AllPowerfulWizardOfOz

    I am sure Harry will disagree with me on that one. This new pic is by far the best one of the lot. Just fucking so epic on so many levels. Christ what a find.

  • July 31, 2010, 3:01 a.m. CST

    Quint, your bts column generates

    by SithMenace

    the best talkbacks this site has seen in a long time.

  • July 31, 2010, 3:04 a.m. CST

    Leone looks like a man

    by SithMenace

    not to be fucked with.

  • July 31, 2010, 3:08 a.m. CST

    Btw Quint

    by SithMenace

    I would LOVE to see some Wrath of Khan bts pics. I'm not a huge Trek guy, but the "trilogy" is one of my favorite pieces of Sci-fi. <p>If you have any pics of Nimoy directing 3 or 4, that would be fantastic too.

  • July 31, 2010, 3:21 a.m. CST

    My absolute favorite movie

    by GoDFaDDa42

    It's a true epic on the scale of Ben Hur. For me, it's up there with "favorites" like Godfather, TESB, FOTR, and Raiders.

  • July 31, 2010, 5:39 a.m. CST


    by DickBallsworth

    Tuco'd have made Dagwood Bumstead proud.

  • July 31, 2010, 7:48 a.m. CST

    All of the Fistful trilogy is badass


    But Good The Bad And The Ugly is probably my favourite. I hadn't seen any of them in years but I bought Red Dead Redemption a couple of months ago and ten minutes into the game I new that I'd be fetching out my old copies and having a marathon viewing session later on. Oh, and Red Dead is a fucking badass game aswell.

  • July 31, 2010, 7:55 a.m. CST

    "If you're going to shoot someone, shoot, don't talk"

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Anyone else think and Tucco line inspired a later scene in Die Hard?<BR><BR>"The next time you're going to kill someone, don't hesitate!"<BR><BR>BLAM BLAM BLAM BLAM BLAM BLAM BLAM<br><br>"Thanks for the advice."

  • July 31, 2010, 7:56 a.m. CST

    Anyone think THAT Tucco line...

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Christ, no edit feature...what is this, 1995?!

  • July 31, 2010, 8:22 a.m. CST

    Speaking of RDR...


    Someone on YouTube made a Red Dead/Good the Bad and the Ulgy video: <p>

  • July 31, 2010, 8:33 a.m. CST

    by Tikidonkeypunch

    Go go go migo Go go go migo Go go migo Go go go Aaaaa Go go go go go... Aaaaa Go migo Aaaaa Go migo Aaaaa Aaaaa Aaaaa Migo go go...

  • July 31, 2010, 11:51 a.m. CST

    Another site doing PIC OF THE DAY

    by sammicurr

    Just noticed

  • July 31, 2010, 11:58 a.m. CST


    by iwasredempted

    leone, eastwood and morricone. we will never see the likes of that again.

  • July 31, 2010, 12:03 p.m. CST

    Pissed Off And Bitter...

    by iwasredempted

    the behind the scene story is that clint was the only one that could speak english on the set.

  • July 31, 2010, 1:59 p.m. CST

    It's amazing that Eli Wallach signs fan mail!

    by RPLocke

    He's in his 90s, yet I wrote a letter to him last summer and he sent me a very nice signed shot from the movie, and even answered my questions in a letter.

  • July 31, 2010, 5:28 p.m. CST

    Fucking A

    by Sailor Rip

    One of the Greatesgt films ever made. Next to TESB and ALIENS.

  • July 31, 2010, 7:15 p.m. CST

    For a Few Dollars more?

    by dawi_pawi

    Am i the only one who prefers For a Few Dollars More? Theres soemthing about the chemistry between Clint and Lee in that movie that gets me ticking! And he stand-off at the end is just amazing! Naturally....!

  • July 31, 2010, 9:51 p.m. CST


    by tritium

    Yes indeed! This looks like the canon Blondie uses to shoot at Tuco, right before the Ecstasy of Gold scene. By the way, the Ecstasy of Gold scene is possibly my all time favorite vignette from any movie, period!

  • July 31, 2010, 9:54 p.m. CST

    Ecstasy of Gold scene

    by tritium

    Further to my previous post... The combination of Morricone's music, the cinematography and editing was pure magic. I get goosebumps just thinking about how cool that scene is, and what a singular example of excellence in filmmaking.

  • Aug. 1, 2010, 12:08 a.m. CST


    by mwes758

    i gotta say, i love this column

  • Aug. 1, 2010, 8:06 a.m. CST


    by RPLocke

    I like the second and third ones more than the first. The second is a good revenge, then turned into friendship type story, and the third one is just epic.