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I go, I kill him..and I come back. Tuco


DREAMING LEONE Alvaro Deprit


EXT GRAVEYARD – HIGH NOON We come in, mid action, to this dry, dusty graveyard. Three men stand, evenly spaced, 50 yards apart. This is THE GOOD, THE BAD, and THE UGLY.

****** THE UGLY’s hand approaches his gun, ever so slowly. The BAD looks at The UGLY. The UGLY looks back. The UGLY’s hand nears his gun. The GOOD looks at The UGLY. The UGLY looks at The GOOD. The GOOD continues to look at The UGLY. The UGLY looks at The BAD, Then back to The GOOD The GOOD’s gun... The BAD looks at The UGLY, The BAD’s gun... The BAD looks at The GOOD, The UGLY’s gun... The GOOD looks at The BAD, The UGLY’s gun... The BAD looks at The GOOD, The GOOD looks back. The UGLY looks at The BAD, Then back at The GOOD. The GOOD looks at The UGLY. The BAD looks at The UGLY, then back at The GOOD. The UGLY’s gun... The BAD looks at The UGLY, The UGLY

looks at The BAD.

The BAD looks at The GOOD. The UGLY’s gun.. The BAD looks at The GOOD. The GOOD looks at The UGLY. The UGLY looks at The GOOD. The GOOD’s gun...The UGLY’s gun...The BAD’s gun... The

GOOD looks at The UGLY, The UGLY looks at The BAD.

The UGLY looks at The GOOD The

then draws The UGLYs draws his gun.

UGLY looks at The BAD The BAD’s gun gets drawn. The GOOD shoots BANG !

...The BAD falls.


In the 70s and the 80s, Tabernas desert near Almeria in South of Spain became the Hollywood of Westerns. It was here that legendary filmmaker Sergio Leone made movies like “Once Upon a Time in the West”, “For a Fistful of Dollars”, “For a Few Dollars More” and “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”, making the desert of Tabernas, with its landscapes, movies sets, and relatively low cost, a point of reference for Westerns.
In the 90s, filmmakers stopped making movies in Almeria mainly because the conditions were no longer affordable. The film sets were turned into fairgrounds or were abandoned, and the people who worked and lived around the cinema circuit, such as stuntmen and extras, dedicated themselves to doing Western performances to attract tourists. 
The economic crisis in Spain has also affected this industry, which is yearning for the glory days of Western movies. In reality, the performances for tourists evoke an era that is disappearing, and the faces of the performers reveals their melancholy expectation of an end that has already been announced.


DREAMING LEONE Photographs © 2011 Alvaro Deprit Illustrations © 2013 Francesco de Aguilar Milanese Book Concept & Design © 2014 Michela Palermo Alvaro Deprit


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