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Archive for the ‘New Mexico Film’ Category

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August - 7 - 2012

I’ve been traveling to and from Santa Fe a lot recently in preparation for a move there in late August, and I’ve seen a series of film location and crew tents set up just off the road between Clines Corners and Lamy. After doing a bit of online sleuthing, and seeing the “TLR” spray-painted signs on the road, I figured out that this drive, one of my favorites in the state, was the location for some of the final filming of the new Jerry Bruckheimer movie, “The Lone Ranger.” I also ran into some of the production crew at the  [ Read More ]

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Jeff Bridges and Hailee Steinfeld as Rooster and Maddie in True Grit
February - 25 - 2011

I’m a New Mexico girl.  There’s nothing I like better than a movie filmed in New Mexico, especially if it’s filled with long shots of amazing vistas, great acting, and that inexplicable quirkiness that seems to accompany working here.  I’m thinking Silverado, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Cheyenne Social Club, Sunshine Cleaning Company,  No Country for Old Men, and of course, Crazy Heart.   I said this in a previous post http://www.ilovenewmexicoblog.com/?s=Crazy+Heart  – If they gave out Academy Awards for locations, I think New Mexico would win every time. When you set a movie in New Mexico, recruit actors like Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon and  [ Read More ]

red rocks
January - 6 - 2011

Living out here in the sticks makes you especially thankful for your Netflix account.  There’s no video store within 30 miles, so when my red envelope arrives and we have a free evening, it’s a bit of an event.  A few days ago, Crazy Heart showed up.  Now, I love Jeff Bridges and Maggie Gyllenhaal and everyone agrees Colin Farrell is one of the cutest guys in creation, but when Robert Duvall showed up in the middle of the movie as Bad Blake’s best friend, I was especially pleased.  Great characters, great story line, really great movie. But you know who  [ Read More ]

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