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Old 10-19-2008, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Trans-Pecos Texas
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I vote for The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada. No other movie brings out both the great disdain and great respect Texas has for its Mexican heritage. We are so quick to discount our border areas yet deep down we understand the importance they bring to our culture. It also deliniates our simbiotic relationship with Mexico and its culture. Texas wouldn't be the same without it. Furthermore, it brings together the two things Anglos and Mexicans have in common as Texans. And that is honor and loyalty.
I enjoyed that one, too, as well as No Country for Old Men.

But for some reason, there were a couple of scenes in TTBOME that made me laugh out loud, and they were not intended to be funny.
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Old 10-19-2008, 10:45 AM
 
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I enjoyed that one, too, as well as No Country for Old Men.

But for some reason, there were a couple of scenes in TTBOME that made me laugh out loud, and they were not intended to be funny.
Actually, I think they were! We were talking about those scenes for awhile also. Perhaps it was just how "loyal" we are to one another here and the extremes we would go to that gave us a chuckle.
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Old 10-20-2008, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Midessa, Texas Home Yangzhou, Jiangsu temporarily
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I liked Three Burials and No Country for Old Men.

Typically movies set up good villains only to have them defeated by luck or plot holes. No Country was refreshing because that didn't happen. I understand the need for happy endings to satisfy audiences, but it is nice to see a good villain once in while that the protagonists cannot defeat.

I also liked Office Space and Primer.

If you haven't seen Primer, it is probably one of the best, if not the best, time travel movies ever made. It is set and filmed around the Dallas area even though they never mention that in the film. I recommend it with a warning. It is not a Back to the Future type of movie. It is more of a nerdcore approach to what time travel might actually be like.

I haven't seen it, but I wonder how West Texas is treated in W. From what I have read, Josh Brolin called hotels to study the accent of West Texas. The only good West Texas accent that I have ever heard in a movie was from the character of Carla Jean Moss played by Kelly Macdonald in No Country.
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Old 10-21-2008, 06:08 AM
 
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don't know that they filmed any of the W TX scenes in Midland--they filmed most scenes in LA--not Los Angeles either--Shreveport to be exact--we lived there--my husband recognized the buildings in outdoor scenes that did not have blue screen backgrounds right away
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Old 02-11-2010, 12:01 PM
 
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I see no mention of "Hard Country", with Jan Michael Vincent, Kim Basenger, and featuring Darrell Hanna. Film entirely in Midland. As was "Waltz Across Texas". One other was "Hanger 18" filmed in Big Spring, Midland, and Stanton. Which brings me to the one no one ever mentions, "Midnight Cowboy", partly filmed in Stanton, Big Spring and Midland.
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Old 02-11-2010, 01:11 PM
 
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I'm a fan of Sigourny Weaver and now John Voight with the movie Holes. a tale of the old west tied to the present. A great family movie which takes place in Texas. Watch for it on your cable free for view channel, something like Flix, or CW or Disney. Or heck, rent it for a snowed in weekend.

Get some pop corn, sit back and enjoy.
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Old 02-11-2010, 06:20 PM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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Glad to see this old thread still lives.

Two other of my favorite TX movies is Tin Cup (west TX) and in the last few years Second hand Lions filmed near Lockhart.
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Old 02-12-2010, 09:19 AM
 
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The last scene of Cast Away with Tom Hanks and I believe her character name was Bettina. The whole scene resonates with me and I won't bore any of you with why but it is my favorite Texas shot. Wide open spaces for miles and miles and miles....................................Yee Haw!
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Old 02-12-2010, 06:20 PM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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The whole scene resonates with me and I won't bore any of you with why but it is my favorite Texas shot. Wide open spaces for miles and miles and miles....................................Yee Haw!
Reminds me of the movie Dancer Texas. Great show of west TX and the miles of open spaces.
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Old 02-12-2010, 07:11 PM
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I always love when these old threads are revived!

"Last Picture Show" and "Places In the Heart"
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