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Old 11-08-2008, 01:00 PM
 
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Old 11-08-2008, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Pacific NW
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I was wondering if there are any movies, that include a good deal of footage of Oregon ?

A movie that might also have special themes or aspects, that would only be specific to Oregon itself. -Something like an inside jokes....or some things that only a REAL Oregonian, could truly appreciate. Also give a viewer an idea what the weather is like.
Two or three "inside jokes" leapt immediately to mind:

In Bandits, Billy Bob Thornton wakes up from a dream and shouts "Beavers and Ducks...." Oregon and Oregon State's team mascots. It reportedly always got a huge laugh from Oregon crowds.

And one of Gus Van Zandt's movies ... maybe Drugstore Cowboy, has an old, infamous Tom Peterson ad. They were a local furniture store run by couple Tom & Gloria Peterson ... he was known for his 50s buzz-cut. They usually ran late at night, and began with him knocking on the screen shouting "Wake up, wake up."

Oh, and on the Simpsons ... all the names are pretty much inside jokes.

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Stand By Me (Deluxe Edition) - A fantastic film, most of which was filmed in the area around Eugene in Lane County.
Maybe some of it, but the town was Brownsville, in Linn County.

And it'd be my vote for the most iconic "Oregon" movie. At least, the Oregon of my childhood.
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Old 11-08-2008, 11:53 PM
 
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The new movie "Twilight." Not sure if anyone mentioned this one.
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Old 02-22-2011, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Baker City, Oregon
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What is often called the “Oregon Movie,” Sometimes a Great Notion, based on Ken Kesey’s book,
Sometimes a Great Notion (1970) - IMDb
can now be viewed via Netflix streaming:
Netflix: Rent as many movies as you want for only $8.99 a month! Free Trial

After years of delay for obscure legal reasons, it is also now available on DVD:
Amazon.com: Sometimes a Great Notion: Paul Newman, Henry Fonda, Lee Remick, Richard Jaeckel, Linda Lawson, Cliff Potts, Roy Poole, Joe Maross, John C. Foreman, John Gay: Movies & TV

Anybody who is interested in what is a very important part of Oregon history should watch it. Learn about crummies, gyppo loggers, yarders, springboards, etc. etc. and the extreme dangers of logging.
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Old 02-23-2011, 10:28 PM
 
Location: Myrtle Creek, Oregon
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Will Vinton studios was in Portland. They did claymation. Their big hit was the California Raisins commercial to the tune of "Heard It Through the Grape Vine." They did at least one feature length film.
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Old 02-24-2011, 06:44 PM
 
Location: the Beaver State
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Will Vinton studios was in Portland. They did claymation. Their big hit was the California Raisins commercial to the tune of "Heard It Through the Grape Vine." They did at least one feature length film.
Will Vinton Studios did a few TV shows and mostly commercial work, but never a feature length film. The feature film was produced by Laika, which took over the Will Vinton assets and was called Coraline. They're working on another one right now, and still making commercials - notable M&M ones.
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Old 02-24-2011, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Cleveland Heights OH
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What is often called the “Oregon Movie,” Sometimes a Great Notion, based on Ken Kesey’s book,
Sometimes a Great Notion (1970) - IMDb
can now be viewed via Netflix streaming:
Netflix: Rent as many movies as you want for only $8.99 a month! Free Trial

After years of delay for obscure legal reasons, it is also now available on DVD:
Amazon.com: Sometimes a Great Notion: Paul Newman, Henry Fonda, Lee Remick, Richard Jaeckel, Linda Lawson, Cliff Potts, Roy Poole, Joe Maross, John C. Foreman, John Gay: Movies & TV

Anybody who is interested in what is a very important part of Oregon history should watch it. Learn about crummies, gyppo loggers, yarders, springboards, etc. etc. and the extreme dangers of logging.
And by all means read the book. I read it and did a report on it in high school. One of the best novels I have ever read.
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