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There are two kinds of Behind the Scenes Pic of the Days in this world, my friend. Those with loaded guns and those who dig.

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes pic! This is one of my favorite images of director Sergio Leone going crazy with a whip on the set of The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. It actually took me a little time to figure out which movie this was from, but then I spotted Eli Wallach sitting in the background. Thanks, Tuco! Sorry the image isn’t bigger, but it’s a favorite still from a favorite movie! Hope you guys enjoy the pic!

If you have a pic you think should be included email me. I’m looking for the iconic, the rare or the just plain cool behind the scenes shots to feature here. Tomorrow’s pic looks like I feel after the crazy amount of work I put into the Holiday Gift Guide! -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
- The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
- Tommy Chong Meets The Blues Brothers
- The Empire Strikes Back (Filming the Crawl)
- John Carpenter’s The Thing
- Jaws
- Die Hard
- Aliens
- Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man
- The Howling
- Revenge of the Creature
- The Empire Strikes Back (Vader & Luke Duel)
- The Godfather
- Rambo III
- Vertigo
- Planet of the Apes
- Pan’s Labyrinth
- Labyrinth
- RoboCop
- The Adventures of Robin Hood
- Marathon Man
- Young Frankenstein
- Viva Las Vegas
- The Empire Strikes Back (Han driving a snow cat)
- Rio Bravo
- Giant
- Back to the Future
- The Time Machine
- War of the Worlds (1953)
- Alien (Chestburster)
- On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
- Dr. No
- The Twilight Zone
- Once Upon A Time In The West
- Lawrence of Arabia
- Star Trek: The Original Series
- The Empire Strikes Back (Luke in Wampa Cave)
- Edward Scissorhands
- The Warriors
- 2001: A Space Odyssey
- Fantastic Mr. Fox
- Requiem for a Dream
- The Princess Bride
- Hard Boiled
- Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
- They Live
- The Empire Strikes Back (Tippet with Wampa)
- Dirty Harry
- Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
- Blade Runner
- Raiders of the Lost Ark (Periscope Ride)
- 1941
- The Godfather (Coppola & Brando)
- The Lady Eve
- 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea
- Godzilla
- The Empire Strikes Back (Bald Vader)
- Mary Poppins
- Alien 3
- Total Recall
- The Pink Panther
- Fawlty Towers
- The Trouble With Harry
- Beetlejuice
- The Shining
- Thriller
- An American Werewolf In London
- The Gate
- The Fly (1958)
- Halloween
- Army of Darkness
- Frankenstein
- Seed of Chucky
- Psycho
- John Carpenter’s The Thing (Bottin)
- Creature From the Black Lagoon
- Friday the 13th (1980)
- A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)
- Creepshow
- Night of the Living Dead (’68)
- Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man
- Silence of the Lambs- The Exorcist
- Alien (crouching alien)
- Alfred Hitchcock being awesome
- Son of Frankenstein
- The Mummy (1932)
- Re-Animator
- Nosferatu (1979)
- Nosferatu (1922)
- War of the Worlds
- Vincent (Tim Burton)
- Evil Dead II
- The Evil Dead
- The Shining (Kubrick Self Portrait)
- Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
- Casablanca
- Sahara (1943)
- Pumpkinhead
- Back to the Future
- Inception
- MacBeth (1948)
- Superman
- Twilight Zone (Nightmare at 20,000 Feet)
- The Public Enemy
- Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
- Barbarella
- Ghostbusters II
- The Thin Man
- Faust
- Batman TV Show
- The Adventures of Superman
- Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
- The Gold Rush
- Empire of the Sun
- Sunset Blvd.
- Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
- Star Trek: The Motion Picture
- The Seven Year Itch

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  • Nov. 26, 2010, 11:26 p.m. CST

    Quint -- get to bed and get some sleep

    by ATARI

  • Nov. 26, 2010, 11:28 p.m. CST


    by redshirt

    You know there is a great story behind that image...

  • Nov. 26, 2010, 11:53 p.m. CST


    by Tigger Tales

  • Nov. 27, 2010, 12:16 a.m. CST


    by Tigger Tales

    Even if he's just sittin' around!

  • Nov. 27, 2010, 1:05 a.m. CST

    Been awhile since I've watch TGTB&TU

    by TurquoiseNapalm

    but do believe my preferences for the $ trilogy lie in their chronological order, meaning A Fistful of Dollars is my fave, followed by the next 2, even though admittedly it is nowhere near as epic or fully realized as The Good.... and i'm in the minority opinion. Also favor Once Upon a Time in the West, but Tuco, vintage Eastwood and Angel Eyes are right up there as Westerns definitely as well as all-time films. Nice pic that captures the manic energy of Leone.

  • Nov. 27, 2010, 2:12 a.m. CST

    You're the son of a thousand fathers...

    by kwisatzhaderach

    All bastards like you!

  • Nov. 27, 2010, 2:24 a.m. CST

    These movies fascinated and terrified me as a kid...

    by Ironhelix

    ...I think it was the location (they were mostly shot in Spain, right?) and of course, the music. They had an oddly surreal feeling about them that really got into my head.

  • Nov. 27, 2010, 2:25 a.m. CST

    I meant Italy, not Spain...

    by Ironhelix

  • Nov. 27, 2010, 2:36 a.m. CST

    Marilyn Monroe was a butterface

    by Cosmo Nautilus

    And this pic is fucking tits!

  • Nov. 27, 2010, 2:39 a.m. CST

    Geez he really knew how to make the cameraman work

    by Crooooooow


  • Nov. 27, 2010, 2:56 a.m. CST

    If you have to shoot...

    by Denty420

    shoot, don't talk.

  • Nov. 27, 2010, 3:07 a.m. CST


    by King_Knut

    I saw Ennio Morricone at the Albert Hall earlier this year, and he told me that morricone used to play his music through a record player on set, loudly, to get the actors in the moment. Given that he's striking something of a conductorial pose, could that not be what he's doing here?

  • Nov. 27, 2010, 3:10 a.m. CST


    by King_Knut

    You were right first time. They were indeed mostly shot in Spain. In Almeria, to be precise. You should check out a Spanish film called 800 Balas. It's something of a love letter to the spaghetti western, directed by one of the coolest, maddest directors going - Alex de la Iglesia. He even looks like Leone.

  • Nov. 27, 2010, 3:12 a.m. CST

    In fact...

    by King_Knut

  • Nov. 27, 2010, 4:03 a.m. CST

    "Id.. Id..." "Idiots. It's for you."

    by Justafan_uk

  • Nov. 27, 2010, 4:37 a.m. CST

    "After a meal there's nothing like a good cigar"

    by Righteous Brother

    I fucking love The Good the bad and the Ugly, there should be a feature in this site where Quint reviews truly classic films.

  • Nov. 27, 2010, 4:44 a.m. CST

    Ironhelix, you were right the first time...

    by The_Goddamn_Batman

    They were filmed in Spain. Maybe they should be called Paella Westerns.

  • Nov. 27, 2010, 4:47 a.m. CST

    Ah, King_Knut.

    by The_Goddamn_Batman

    You got there first. Apologies.

  • Nov. 27, 2010, 5:33 a.m. CST

    I think part of the surrealness stems from

    by PhilipMarlowe

    the lesser actors speaking Italian and their lips not quite matching the dubs while the stars used English.

  • Nov. 27, 2010, 6:32 a.m. CST

    I watched it last night...

    by Master Bruce

    on was part of a run of films scored by Morricone. Great film, & great ending to the Man With No Name trilogy.

  • Nov. 27, 2010, 7:36 a.m. CST

    I love this movie

    by Rebel Scumb

    I need to rewatch it over the holidays

  • Nov. 27, 2010, 7:43 a.m. CST

    Italian directors bring the goods, and fun

    by smudgewhat

    This one and "Once Upon a Time in the West" are practically western 'art films'. Reminds me of Fellini's wit and pizazz as well. Roberto Benigni brings this too.

  • Nov. 27, 2010, 7:47 a.m. CST

    "Sorry, Shortie."

    by GoDFaDDa42

    My single favorite film of all time. I'm not going to claim that it is the best movie ever made, though it is one of the best. It is absolutely my favorite, though.

  • Nov. 27, 2010, 8:13 a.m. CST

    Love TGTBTU but.........

    by daglesj

    ....I still feel its one of the few films that I feel could do with a little trimming of around 10 minutes to tighten it up. Heresey I know but...... A Few Dollars More is my fave of the three. Just feels tighter and more even in tone to me.

  • Nov. 27, 2010, 8:15 a.m. CST

    A golden-haired angel watches over him

    by SierraTangoFoxtrotUniform

    Love the movie, but HATE the new additions. The part where Tuco recruits some men -- that part in the cave with the totally out of place voiceover...ridiculous.

  • Nov. 27, 2010, 8:37 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    A time when men were men and women were women.

  • Nov. 27, 2010, 9 a.m. CST

    They didn't mike those movies.

    by SnootyBoots

    Most European movies made in the 60s, especially the Italian Spaghetti Westerns and the Sword and Sandal movies before them, were shot without sound since they were just going to be dubbed into the language of whatever market they were sold to. There were a lot of languages being spoken on those sets. Look at the credits of A Fistful Of Dollars and you'll see bunch of German names. I remember reading an interview with Steve Reeves in which he talked about a scene he did with five or six other actors that was shot on location in somewhere like Yugoslavia. None of the actors spoke the same language so they each had a visual cue to let the others know when they were coming to the end of their line. That's why in the extended cut of TGTBATU there's such a difference in the timber of Eastwood and Wallach's voices in the added scenes. Those scenes were cut from the English version before those two recorded their dialogue. They were near forty years older when they eventually did. And the irony is that Van Cleefe sounds more like himself in the extended cut because that's not him. He had died so an impressionist had to be hired to do his voice.

  • Nov. 27, 2010, 9:01 a.m. CST

    Just about the best film ever made!

    by Col. Tigh-Fighter

    Un-kn... Unkno... There's no name on it!

  • Nov. 27, 2010, 9:22 a.m. CST

    "One bastard goes in, another bastard comes out"

    by phifty2

  • Nov. 27, 2010, 9:28 a.m. CST


    by phifty2

    chronolgically, I believe they take place in the reverse order they were made. Meaning TGtB&TU, FaFDM, AFoD. Blondie gets his poncho at the end of TGtB&tU, then wears if for the next two films(that were already made before but take place after). I believe that's the case anyway.

  • Nov. 27, 2010, 10:21 a.m. CST

    by Rupee88

  • Nov. 27, 2010, 10:21 a.m. CST


    by Rupee88

  • Nov. 27, 2010, 10:40 a.m. CST

    standing next to tuco..

    by ben sheppard

    ..why is there a "man in black"?

  • Nov. 27, 2010, 10:57 a.m. CST

    That may be the best pic you've produced.

    by mastermold

    It reeks of awesomeness.

  • Nov. 27, 2010, 12:01 p.m. CST

    Just watched the Dollars trilogy for the first time earlier this

    by Yelsaeb

    I didn't like A Fistful of Dollars much, but I really liked For a Few Dollars More and I absolutely loved The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. I can't believe I went so long without watching a movie that good. The ending cemetary scene amazed the crap out of me. And Morricone's music was incredible. Words don't exist that properly describe how good TGTB&TU is.

  • Nov. 27, 2010, 12:50 p.m. CST

    Yelsaeb, I too watched the trilogy for the first time recently

    by Tigger Tales

    I loved all three movies, For a Few Dollars More being my favorite of the three. Yeah the cemetary scene was definitely one of the most epic scenes in the history of cinema!

  • Nov. 27, 2010, 12:57 p.m. CST

    I will listen to ECSTASY OF GOLD as I view this BtspotD

    by Tigger Tales

  • Nov. 27, 2010, 12:58 p.m. CST

    prince_kamal, you're right--there's a SUIT on this set!

    by Tigger Tales

    Probably a lobbyist for alcohol and tobacco. "Fat man, put more of the cigar into that last shot!"

  • Nov. 27, 2010, 1:07 p.m. CST

    Looks like El Indio from A Few Dollars More

    by torontoxic

    But could be Tuco I guess. I can't tell from that pic for sure. They both had those fur vests at different points.

  • Nov. 27, 2010, 1:40 p.m. CST

    I have seen this pic

    by KilliK

    probably an advertisement still or something.

  • Nov. 27, 2010, 1:44 p.m. CST


    by TurquoiseNapalm

    Interesting detail-I never noticed this, need to pay attention to that poncho scene next time. Would have been more accurate were I to say the "order in which they were released". If that would be accepted as the case it puts a completely different progression and character arc on Eastwood's character throughout the trilogy. Though I have read the speculation and arguments regarding Eastwood's character even being the same one in each of the $ movies. I can see these points, owing to the different names/labels of "Manco", "Joe", "Blondie" being applied to Eastwood in each film, and that Lee Van Cleef portrays 2 different roles, contradicting the continuity of the man with no name concept. If Van Cleef's roles from Few $ and TGTB&TU are to be viewed as separate from Eastwood, it's almost like Max and the different gyro captain roles of Bruce Spence from Road Warrior and Beyond Thunderdome, which still confuses me.

  • Nov. 27, 2010, 2:26 p.m. CST

    yeah i have read about the theory that

    by KilliK

    GBU is a prequel,but then again you have the villain from Fistful and the villain from GBU in Few Dollars in entirely different roles. <p>i always viewed the Dollars Trilogy as stories of the Blondie character taken place in 3 alternate universes.heh.

  • Nov. 27, 2010, 2:37 p.m. CST

    I like to believe that Clint is the same man...

    by phifty2 all three movies. Sure Lee Van Cleef plays different roles in two films but Joe Don Baker played a bad guy in The Living Daylights and a good guy in Goldeneye, all the while playing opposite James Bond played by two different actors. Meaning, the Van Cleef thing is not a big deal to me. <p> And about the chronology of the trilogy. Some people note that in TGtB&TU Clint is only interested in money, in FaFDM the same but more humanized, in AFoD he is still in it for profit but has a heart and no longer driven by his selfish desires. So it does work as a character arc if you watch the trilogy starting with TGtB&tU.

  • Nov. 27, 2010, 2:48 p.m. CST

    It's a fact the each subsequent film is set before

    by phifty2

    the one before it. We got the Civil war in TGtB&tU, an ex conferderate soldier in FaFDM(Van Cleef), and I read something about a date on a grave in AFoD being from the early 1870's. <p> The question is: Is Clint the same character? <p> Again, I like to think so. I know that wasn't Leone's intent but after all these years it works because in none of the movies are we ever given a distinctive background to his character that is negated in the other films.

  • Nov. 27, 2010, 3:11 p.m. CST

    Hey Blondie you know what you are?

    by KilliK

    just an ugly son of a.. <p>A.A.A.A.A.A.A.A.A

  • Nov. 27, 2010, 3:11 p.m. CST

    The finale in Good the Bad in the Ugly

    by MattmanReturns

    is one of my all time favorite scenes. Just great music and extreme closeups, drawn out as long as possible.

  • Nov. 27, 2010, 3:16 p.m. CST

    i agree about the new inserted scene with

    by KilliK

    Tuco's "singing" monologue in the cave.completely out of place with the rest of the movie.for a moment i thought that i had downloaded the wrong movie.heh.

  • Nov. 27, 2010, 3:19 p.m. CST

    and no my dear MPAA i am not a dirty pirate

    by KilliK

    who steals your precious money.i have brought the SE DVD of GBU the moment it was released,but i am not rich enough to spend money every time you release a new version of your movies. <p>on the other hand,i dont intend to wait until i get rich to watch UGB in glorioud suck it.

  • Nov. 27, 2010, 3:52 p.m. CST

    Theres really not too much future with a sawed-off runt like you

    by Tigger Tales

  • Nov. 27, 2010, 3:54 p.m. CST

    People with ropes around their necks don't always hang.

    by Tigger Tales

  • Nov. 27, 2010, 4:23 p.m. CST

    There are two kinds of Nerds in this world, my friend.

    by KilliK

    Those who whine,and those who hate.But they are both virgins.

  • Nov. 27, 2010, 5:16 p.m. CST

    Watched this last night, actually

    by dejectedgeek

    I caught it just at the start of the ending sequence, right before they go for the stand off. Doesn't matter how many times I watch this movie, that sequence is still one of my favorites ever.

  • Nov. 27, 2010, 5:23 p.m. CST

    SO... BASICALLY...

    by RowKseat25

    lot's o' behind the scenes pics.. and DVD competition winners... but no new news... okaaaaaaay.... zzzzzzzzz

  • Nov. 27, 2010, 5:39 p.m. CST

    OR THOSE....

    by RowKseat25

    just want to see a book and I'll buy it... but quit taking up space and give us some frickin' news!

  • Nov. 27, 2010, 6:25 p.m. CST

    Phifty2-enlightening points

    by TurquoiseNapalm

    about the other films and differing dual roles by one actor. Watching "backwards" does put a different spin on things. Be interesting to watch and really look for the details you noted; the civil war, date on the grave, etc. And yes, thinking of the differences of Eastwood from film to film does put character arc into perspective. I too have always considered Clint's role as the same throughout the films, or as Kilik noted, the same in alternate universes in the worst case scenario. Not sure if because of the unexpected success and enduring legacy of the $ trilogy as the years passed, perhaps Leone or those really emotionally invested in the 3 films almost ret-conned the man with no name's continuity, regardless of the details? Interesting points just the same...

  • Nov. 27, 2010, 6:31 p.m. CST

    And do love Westerns, the $ Trilogy

    by TurquoiseNapalm

    and Once Upon a Time in the West. Besides 3:10 to Yuma, have trouble trying to remember a more recent Western movie that left a lasting impression. Tombstone is semi-recent, though its been 17 years(!) Watched and bought Sukiyaki Western Django (on sale blu ray), another take on "Yojimbo", and enjoy some parts of it, but still cant quite decide if its laughably bad or something unique.

  • Nov. 27, 2010, 8:11 p.m. CST


    by DickBallsworth

    Dance, motherfucker.

  • Nov. 27, 2010, 9:33 p.m. CST

    Yes, Carlito's Way is better than Scarface

    by Star Hump

    The simplest schoolboy is now familiar with truths for which Archimedes would have given his life.

  • Nov. 27, 2010, 9:50 p.m. CST


    by phifty2

    No Braindrain. I'm stating that the date tells us AFoD was set after the other two. This means nothing about whether the character is the same. It just fits the backward chronology of Blonide's/Manco's/Joe's redemptive character arc.

  • Nov. 28, 2010, 1:18 a.m. CST

    One of the greatest movies of all time!

    by tritium

    And, IMHO, the best Western of all time, followed closely by The Outlaw Josey Wales and Once Upon a Time in the West.<p> I still get chills from the incredible combination of music, kinetic direction and cinematography during Tuco's run through the cemetary.<p>And the final duel (including music) is one for the ages.<p>I must have seen this movie almost as many times as I have seen Jaws, and it never get's old.

  • Nov. 28, 2010, 1:21 a.m. CST

    Quint, has anyone asked you for a Poltergeist BSPoD?

    by tritium

    I've been waiting for some Poltergeist love. Friggin' classic movie.

  • Nov. 28, 2010, 1:22 a.m. CST

    And one of Jerry Goldsmith's greatest scores!

    by tritium

  • Nov. 28, 2010, 10:39 a.m. CST


    by SchwarzenGollum

    I agree with "Poltergeist" as one of Jerry Goldsmith's greatest scores. In my book, it has one of the greatest film scores of all time. The abduction scene and correlating score are so multi-layered, that when you hear it you just know that composers will never be that great again. Ever.