Lights, Camera, Action: Movies Made In Western Colorado
Colorado has been a wonderful source of movie shooting locations through the years, but would it surprise you to know Western Colorado has fared pretty well in Hollywood?
From the 1940's through today we have had some wonderful films shot here in western Colorado, as well as eastern Utah. Maybe some of you answered the casting calls that were made for these films and you have some screen time on your resume',
Let's take a look at some of the movies filmed in western Colorado and see where the magic happened.
Quentin Tarantino's post-civil war epic was filmed in Telluride. The film brought such stars as Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russel and Channing Tatum to Telluride.
The classic film was shot in a variety of places including Durango, Silverton and Telluride. The train robbery scenes were filmed on the Durango-Silverton Narrow Guage Railway, which was also used for the opening shot in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade as well as Around the World in Eighty Days. And that scene where they jump from the cliff into the water below? It was filmed at the Trimble Bridge near Durango.
Filmed in Grand Junction and Denver, the story is about soldiers on leave from the war in Iraq, banding together on a cross-country trip that teaches them a lot about themselves. With Rachel McAdams, Tim Robbins and Michael Pena.
Kevin Costner's ode to baseball and romance was shot in a variety of places, including Aspen and Glenwood Springs. Also starring Kelly Preston and John C Reilly.