Watching the Mothman Richard Gere movie rerun...

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Spookwriter, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. Spookwriter

    Spookwriter Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    ...and I'm still mad about it. Not filmed here, and about as
    far from the truth as it could possibly be.

    We Are Marshall is a much better movie. At least worth watching.

    Matewan is another movie I have strong feeling about.

    Three movies on three different subjects that all took place in this
    general area. Any movies based on true events in your area?
     
  2. thekid

    thekid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Filmed in FC/KITT my mom and dad were both in it.... And so was my moms car a old blue one [​IMG]
     
  3. Spookwriter

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    My shorthand isn't the best.

    Spell out KC/KITT reference please?



    I remember the bridge falling...remember it well. Not quite like the movie.
     
  4. Spookwriter

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    I'm slow...FC = Ford City. Filmed in Pa.
     
  5. mississippifarmboy

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    Nothing I know of was filmed here in North Mississippi other than a few old low budget films back in the '60s, but the Movie "the River Wild" was filmed where I was living in Troy, Montana when I was there.

    "Walking Tall" and the several secondary movies were filmed just north of here about 20 miles and the re-make with Dwayne Johnson was supposed to be, but they moved the location somewhere else at the last minute.

    Not much happens here worth making into a movie I guess.
     
  6. Spookwriter

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    Not that it matters, but when the Silver Bridge was built 1927-28
    it was a privately owned toll bridge located at the end of town, and
    owned by a local company.


    I understand that was a custom of the times...privately owned toll
    bridges. There was another bridge, the Shadle Bridge, coming into
    Point Pleasant. Also toll when built, but it was a then-dirt road. Not
    blacktopped until the 40's. It was used until not many years ago, when
    a new one was built. I remember the old Shadle Bridge used to sway
    with you when more thana few cars were one it. Finally went down to
    only one tractor-trailer at a time was allowed.

    My wifes grandfather missed being on the bridge by minutes the day it
    fell. A customer kept him open a few minutes past closing time at the hardware.
    His store was about two blocks from the bridge.

    Cemetery in town, there's a whole row of the lives lost on the Silver Bridge.
    46 people died. Two were never recovered. There's some big fish on the bottom
    of the Ohio river.

    If Hollywood is going to make a movie, they really should keep it real.

    Nothing like the Mothman.
     
  7. Spookwriter

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    I liked the first Walling Tall movies better than the Dwayne Johnson
    remake.
     
  8. thekid

    thekid Chillin' With My Peeps

    KITT is Kittanning the bridge that fell is the Kittanning Bridge lol
     
  9. chickened

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    They filmed a movie near my home many years ago called "Sometimes a Great Notion" with Paul Newman and Henry Fonda. More recently one I can recall was "The Postman" Kevin Costner, he stopped at a neighbor's house to look at some unusual deer horns.
     
  10. mississippifarmboy

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    Quote:Bufford was actually an advisor on all except the final movie.


    oh and the big stick? It was a really big stick. [​IMG] I know several who can show ya some knots on thier heads to prove it. [​IMG]

    The first movies were pretty much what happened, the remake was... dare I say... stupid? [​IMG]

    My uncle made the 'shine that was passed out at the "stump speakin's" to get him elected.
     

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