Wednesday, April 4, 2012

First leg of this summer's movie location trip: booked!

I just purchased our plane tickets to Calgary, Alberta Canada and the first movie location we'll be arriving at: the Kent Farm from "Superman, The Movie". We also know which day we'll be heading to Rapid City and Devil's Tower (just two hours west) so that's about to be booked as well.

As a side trip, we also plan to take in Mount Rushmore which is right there just south of Rapid City. This will give us at least two and a half days in Wyoming and South Dakota before heading on to the "Field of Dreams" ball field just west of Dubuque, Iowa.

I've also managed to find two more filming locations from "STM" to check out while we're in Canada: where young Clark Kent runs alongside the speeding train, hopping over the tracks right in front of it....and Smallville HIgh School where Lana asks Clark to come by Mary Ellen's to listen to records. All within about an hour's drive of one another, Kent Farm included.

Continuing to do research on the best hotels close by as well as transportation when we get there. Still trying to come up with a cool name for our adventure. Last night Rebecca and I discussed the possibilities, which went from funny to meaningful and connective to even something crazily innovative. Hey, this is too big a trip to just be called that; a trip.

4 Comments:

At April 5, 2012 at 2:50 AM, Anonymous allen said...

Uh, oh!
If you add Mount Rushmore, then you have to add either...
A) North by Northwest
B) National Treasure: Book of Secrets
C) Team America: World Police
... to the list of movies on the list of locations!

 
At April 5, 2012 at 8:23 AM, Blogger LA Filmcutter said...

That's true...although it's really more of a 'jeez, it's right there, we really should go!' stop. Hey, what about in "Superman II" when the villains fly overhead and deface it? LOL!!

 
At April 5, 2012 at 9:01 AM, Anonymous allen said...

Oh, right! LOL! Well, there ya go, it's covered!

 
At April 6, 2012 at 12:59 PM, Blogger LA Filmcutter said...

Yes, I have to say "North by Northwest" is the most high profile movie connection.

 

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