The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Then and Now

Hervé Attia has made a lot of videos showing movie locations as they look in the present day along with clips from the actual film.

The one that immediately stuck out was this one for Sergio Leone’s The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966).

A western set in America, with exteriors shot in Spain and interiors in Italy, it remains a fascinating reinterpretation of an archetypal Hollywood genre.

What’s particularly cool is that Attia uses Photoshop to fade in images from the movie with startling precision on locations that have stayed (relatively) similar, despite the 45 years that have passed since it was shot.

Although critically reviled by some at the time of release, mainly due to the violence, it is worth remembering that not only is it Quentin Tarantino’s favourite film but also ranks at Number 4 in the Internet Movie Database‘s Top 250 movie poll.

If you subscribe to his YouTube channel you can see more videos like this, including ones for A Clockwork Orange, Planet of the Apes and Blade Runner.

> Herve Attia’s YouTube channel
> More on The Good, the Bad and the Ugly at Wikipedia

Amusing Interesting

The Duels of Sergio Leone

Someone has done a video ‘Mexican standoff‘ between the various climactic duels in four Sergio Leone films.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly gets my vote.