Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!
Keeping the spaghetti western theme alive, today we look behind the scenes of Sergio Leone’s The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. Tarantino once called this film the best directed film of all time. While I think that’s impossible to quantify I think any self-respecting film lover would agree it’s definitely in contention for that honor.
Leone’s visual style has never been as on display as in this film. The final stand-ff alone is one of the best cut suspense sequences of all time, thanks to Leone’s eye for composition, editing rhythm and Ennio Morricone’s fantastic score.
Today’s photo features Tuco ducking for cover, ass in the air, during the big Civil War battle sequence. Leone, in white, observes. Notice the lack of sound equipment. The reason why these movies were dubbed wasn’t because they were shot in a foreign language, but because they never shot sound. I’m sure there’s been books written as to why that was, but looking back on it now that dubbing is part of the identity of these films and I wouldn’t trade it for a million perfectly captured on-set performances.
Enjoy the pic!
Tomorrow’s the Behind the Scenes Pic features an ex-governor goofing around!