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Old 06-30-2011, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Southeast Arizona
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Y'all know what I am talking about, it's that big lone star on the big screen, these movies can be argueably "Southern", but more represent Texas as a state.

My two favorites are:

No Country For Old Men: West Texas (movie centers on Sanderson, Del Rio, Laredo and El Paso) in the beginning of the 1980's drug wars. Not to mention, Anton Chigurh is in it, that dude is SCARY!

The Sugarland Express: This movie IMO catches Eastern Texas and Central Texas in the late 1960's-early 1970's well. The film starts north of Houston, through a handful of towns along I-10, San Antonio and then ending in Del Rio in what is a grand police chase/hostage situation that grows into somewhat of a friendship.

Special mention is a certain movie starring Burt Reynolds, Dolly Parton, Jim Nabors and Charles Durning involving a particular "Chicken Ranch" and introduced me to the term "Japanese Sling-Shot".
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Old 06-30-2011, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Kenai, AK
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I'm partial to Happy, Texas

not a big production movie but funny, cute and even the mister liked it
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Old 06-30-2011, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Powell, WY
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I have a bunch of favorite "Texas" movies...

Dazed and Confused...went to school in Austin. Love Austin.

Rushmore...had friends that went to private schools here in Houston, and I appreciate the scenery

Friday Night Lights...Texas football is almost a religion.

The Last Picture Show...when Cybil Shepard wasn't annoying.

Lonesome Dove...not technically a movie, but deserves a mention

Giant.

No Country for Old Men AND Blood Simple.

Tender Mercies...one of my favorite Duvall roles.

The Apostle...another brilliant Duvall performance.

Red River....the Duke.
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Old 06-30-2011, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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My favs, in no particular order:

The Searchers (my all-time fav. It wasn't actually filmed in Texas but that is supposedly where the story takes place).
Giant
Hud
Dazed and Confused
Lone Star
Varsity Blues

I used to live in Texas and each one of these films really captures the state's personality/atmosphere.
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Old 06-30-2011, 02:07 PM
 
Location: around the 44th parallel
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Crazy Heart was decent, though a lot of scenes are in New Mexico.
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Old 06-30-2011, 06:00 PM
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Urban Cowboy with John Travolta and one my fav actresses, Deborah Winger.
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Old 06-30-2011, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Powell, WY
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Urban Cowboy with John Travolta and one my fav actresses, Deborah Winger.
"I can't mama, my legs are sweatin'"

"I got a thumb. And a middle finger"

I love Urban Cowboy. Classic movie.
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Old 06-30-2011, 10:25 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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"Giant Gila Monster".

And Yes, "Sugarland Express" was a wonderful picture.

"Gilbert Grape" was filmed in Texas, because they couldn't find a location in Iowa that looked like Iowa.
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Old 07-01-2011, 03:30 AM
 
Location: Sweden
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Dazed And Confused.
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Old 07-01-2011, 09:35 AM
 
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Paris, Texas

and

Texas Chainsaw Massacre
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