When deciding which area to focus next on my cinematic travelogue, I just happened to be watching a program about the lovely state of Colorado. At once I started to look into what films were shot or set in, what is in my opinion, one of the most beautiful states of these United States. I have visited on two separate occasions and on each occasion I come to love the state all the more.
For this set, I have separated the list between films shot and set in Colorado.
Shot in Colorado:
- The Searchers (1956)
- Pat and Mike (1952)
- The Razor’s Edge (1946)
- Away We Go (2009)
- Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
- Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
Set (in part or in whole) in Colorado:
- The Prestige (2006)
- The Shining (1980)
One note about my final selection, The Shining: I usually do not go for films in the thriller/horror genre, but I decided to give this one a chance on the basis of Kubrick’s involvement. Let’s just say it has left an indelible mark in my cinema-going conscious. The irony of course being that Stephen King was less than thrilled with Kubrick’s imagining of his source material.
So did I miss anything? Let me know in the comments below.
(Unfortunately I have not taken any photographs from my trips, so all of the images you see are stock photography/Creative Commons).