Monday, December 30, 2019

Rocks with Wings (2001 TV Movie)

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Documentary about a female high school basketball team in Shiprock; addresses economic, social, and racial issues in New Mexico. Won the Documentary Prize at the Urbanworld Film Festival. Shot in Shiprock and in Albuquerque at Tingley Stadium. Directed by Rick Derby.


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Shiprock as seen from various angles

Shiprock High School

etc.

Hopewell CMS Church (Texarkana, Texas)

NW State in Louisiana

Louisiana Tech in Rustin

Various views - Highway 550 Curve, White Mesa, Big Chief Sign, Various Highway Signs: ABQ 15, Los Lunas 34, Belen 47; ABQ 14, Belen 46 (sign looks like it might have been replaced); ABQ next 14 Exits; Cuba 63, Aztec 161, Farmington 166 (got it).

View of Mesa

Collapsed Stone House (35.827034°, -106.967646°)

Views of Mesa

Descansos

View of Shiprock with bridge

Thriftway Food Store near Shiprock

Shiprock High School

Welcome to NM Sign/Boundary to Navajo reservation Sign

Navajo Weavers

Heading downhill - unclear

View of mesa

Second view (35.575202°, -106.868590°)

Graveyard with Shiprock

Shiprock High School

Kirtland, NM, are the rivals

Central High School in Kirtland

etc.

Cibola High School in ABQ

Tingley Coliseum

Parked vehicle window: Near Louisiana Blvd. & Marble Ave. NE (35.089145°, -106.568200°)

View of Shiprock southern hogback

Thriftway again

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Nightwing (1979)

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Adventure, Supernatural Horror; based upon the novel by Martin Cruz Smith. A colony of vampire bats threaten a Native American community. Starring Nick Mancuso, David Warner, Kathryn Harrold, and Strother Martin. Filming locations: Albuquerque, Bonanza Creek Movie Ranch, Laguna Pueblo.


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Buttes

Grand Canyon

Horses

Cliff Dwellings

Looks like....Rio Puerco area

Ranch (34.937524°, -107.120868°)

Stone House

Cecil's - Probably Laguna.

View of mountain

Spring

Sheep

Stone House

Selwyn's Trading Post

Stone House

Burial

Location in ABQ - Just outside Sandia base on Wyoming????

Vista - Enchanted Mesa - exact location uncertain

Burning Stone House

Near Placitas

Buzzards

Laguna?

Kiva. Acoma?

'Holy Ground'

Singalong

Fishing - likely somewhere along Rio Puerco

Plaza at Laguna - White church top visible - Is there a kiva there?

View from above town (35.039363°, -107.382978°)

Graves - Nice-looking country - where is this?

Driving offroad - Overheating

Sand Dunes

ABQ Again

Back Country

Hole in Ceiling - Bats

Some scenes filmed in Nevada - I'm thinking towards the end of the film.

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Arizona (2018)

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Real estate model home

Title - Vista - unclear

Aerial view of development near Hwy 550 - Black Hawk Dr. - as seen from north (35.367766°, -106.640839°)

Similarly (35.344193°, -106.603079°)

Various houses

Stepping stones & earthen dam neighborhood

Pool/House - 539 Sunset Lane - Loma Colorado neighborhood - Thinking (35.266438°, -106.661659°), but hard to tell because homes are new and Google Earth doesn't necessarily present the latest image.

Aerial view of neighborhood surrounding Ocate Meadows Ct. NE (35.312377°, -106.720409°)


View of Unser Blvd. (35.318475°, -106.696920°)


James Monroe Middle School - Middle school
6100 Paradise Blvd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87114

Railroad - where is this?

Store Closed sign - Verizon sign at East Lake & Hwy 528 in Rio Rancho (SW quadrant)

Bartka Realty - J B Henderson Construction, 1549 Stephanie Rd SE # A, Rio Rancho, NM 87124

Aerial view

House

Winding sidewalk (35.266914°, -106.658013°)

Los Campos de Oro Golf Club - Probably troubled Rio Rancho Country Club

Views along fairways

Tennis Courts

Approx. T-Off Place - (35.250689°, -106.670567°)

Aerial shot - Broadmoor and Montezuma Blvds., Looking north

Aerial shot - Unusual eyelike road feature

Drive

Neighborhood

Gated entry

Run across golf course

Wall

Gate

View of Phoenix

Nice house

Driving

Highway 550 curve - (35.364396°, -106.628373°)

House - 851

Traffic

Night approaches - Out on golf course

Arroyo/Tunnel

Traffic Circle sign (35.302644°, -106.625949°)

Chevron, but where? Bernalillo?

Mesa Ridge de Oro

Pink Savory

Gate

Greenhouse

House 5801

Burning house

In credits, Thanks given to Loma Colorado Homeowners Association and Ramsey Solutions.

Sgt. Will Gardner (2019)

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CA coast

Motel (University Lodge?)

Rail Yards

Near coast, etc.

Underpass - Edith underpass under I-40, NE side

Lobby

Rail yards

CA

Big Office

SoCal

Wind Turbines

Desert - AZ

Superstitions? Saguaro Lake?

Upper Sonoran desert - probably Jemez Dam Road

Convenience market

Grandview Motel, Historic Route 66, 9700 Central Avenue Southwest, Albuquerque, NM 87121-7631, built 1954, sign style: Googie

Another motel

Mesas - Jemez country? - Discussion re Bryan Cranston

Big Office

Big Chief!

Jemez Dam Road (35.388530°, -106.546255°)

Vista of the Sandias - exact location not quite clear - somewhat off road

Wat Da Hook Gon Be? (35.383456°, -106.539019°)

Sky Hi Liquors

View from top of ABQ Crowne Plaza, looking east up Menaul

Junky looking place

El Madrid Lounge

Walk up First St. (Hmmm... no parking meters in real life)

View of Crowne Plaza, looking west above sign at SE corner of property

View of street

Kids target shooting - South Valley house?

View of Crowne Plaza, looking NE.

South Valley house?

Walking in woods

Looks like Jemez Pueblo area....

Ball field

El Madrid parking lot fight, by Zacharys

View of Crowne Plaza, looking NE.

El Madrid Lounge

Outside El Madrid

House again

Texas - Cross

Washington D.C./Baltimore


El Madrid parking lot fight, by Zacharys.


North side of El Madrid Lounge.


El Madrid Lounge.

Friday, December 27, 2019

Jordan (2010)

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Aspen forest, guardrails

Wolf Rock

Dirt road

House

Sheriff's Office - Madrid Volunteer Fire District - Fire station
5 Firehouse Ln
Madrid, NM 87010

Med clinic

Dirt road

Steeple

House

The Academy for Technology and the Classics (atc) - Charter school - This seems like the place, but not 100% sure....
74 A Van Nu Po
Santa Fe, NM 87508

Galaxi - Amusement Park - Uncle Cliff's

Cottonwood Court Motel - Motel
1742 Cerrillos Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87505

Dirt road

Winding mountain road

House

Bridge

Hospital/clinic

Thanks to Airport, Auto Acres, Alfanoose Cafe in Santa Fe, Santa Fe Community College. Beautiful Skin, Cafe Pasqual, Curbside Cafe, El Parasol, Good Thyme, India House, Park Inn and Suites, Santa Fe Baking Co., Santa Fe lodge, Cottonwood Court, and Burrito Spot, in Santa Fe. Car Connection in Las Cruces, Cliff's Amusement Park in ABQ. Mine Shaft Tavern and Old Boarding House Mercantile in Madrid. Santa Fe Police Dept., Santa Fe Public Schools, Santa Fe Ski Basin, and St. Vincent's Hospital. 10,000 Waves, True Value and The Water man in Santa Fe.

Dogsitting At Christmas

Gabe and Eleanor were a day late in returning (Dec. 27th), after getting trapped by the storm in Los Angeles and incidentally getting into an auto accident. The dogs and the cat waited happily at home in my care.

(The more you drive, the more likely you are to get into a wreck.)

2019 Winners of the Bulwer-Lytton Contest

Yes!:
Space Fleet Commander Brad Brad sat in silence, surrounded by a slowly dissipating cloud of smoke, maintaining the same forlorn frown that had been fixed upon his face since he’d accidentally destroyed the phenomenon known as time, thirteen inches ago.

Jingle Belele - El General

Every Christmas pop song is bad, and this is no exception, but at least it's new....

Christmas Eve PJ Party at the Sacramento Zoo

Every child in the city was there!

Crossed Lines (2018)

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Interrogation

Airstrip beside RR - Mid Valley Airpark

Interview Room

Lobby

Gym

Parkway - CA - Palm trees

House - 2284

Big Apartment Building

Jogging


Civic Plaza adjacent to ABQ/Bernalillo Co. Municipal Government Building.








Raided House

SW corner of Civic Plaza - TV Reporter

Interrogation

Outside Broadway Place - Building at 609 Broadway Blvd. NE - DA's Offices - WESST Enterprise Center

Irma’s Bridal and Alterations - Bridal shop
2829 San Mateo Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110

SoCal jogging

House

House - 8424

Driving

Civic Plaza adjacent to ABQ/Bernalillo Co. Municipal Government Building

Holding cell

House

Dining area

Fight

Driving

Marquette overpass, WB, just W of RR/ Right on 2nd

Scalo Northern Italian Grill - Northern Italian restaurant
3500 Central Ave SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106

Driving

Argument - N. I-25 corridor?

Cafe - Java Joe's


Across street, in front of house to the SE - Observed From Nearby Parking.


Driving

General area of NB I-25 frontage road (35.138135°, -106.600264°)

Dodge down side street - about 150 Roma Ave. NW

Dive down alley - Traffic encounter (35.087847°, -106.647938°)

Driving

More driving/ Java Joe's


Stairwell to Civic Plaza parking?


Kidnapping

House

Gym - Jackson's!

Storage Unit/Java Joe's

Warehouse (35.140819°, -106.592483°)

"He talked" - (35.141031°, -106.593231°)

Driving

House with flowers

Truck Yard

Big Fight (35.140797°, -106.591572°)

Mid Valley Airpark

Civic Plaza

Off Ramp (35.140451°, -106.595821°)

ABQ Convention Center parking garage (35.086558°, -106.646789°)

Thanks extended to (among others), JacksonWink Gym, Hot Yoga Infusion, Sadie's of New Mexico, Java Joe's, Firenze Pizzeria, Irma's Bridal and Alterations, Rock Bottom Rentals, WESST Enterprise Center, Cress Insurance

Thursday, December 26, 2019

500 MPH Storm (2013)

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ABQ Balloon Fiesta

Apollo Control Center - Algodones?

Tornadoes and the like at the Fiesta

Picture of Galveston

Climbing hill into Sandia foothills

Stacks - Algodones power plant

Modern house - Pino Ridge Ct. NE - (35.157846°, -106.483060°)

Down along RR


View of windy Rail Yards at the Round House


Wet windshield and street

Another view

View of one of the overpasses - perhaps Cesar Chavez

View of PNM Bldg from parking area at north end of Rail Yards

Rail Yards

Damaged Hyatt Regency - from First and Copper

Tsunami

Heading home?

"Nature Preserve" -

Algodones again

View of big building

View of walled or fenced-in area

Bobby Foster curves

Retreat to mountains

Power plant again

Bobby Foster Road again

Winding dirt road

Retreat in the woods

Ranger office

Bobby Foster Road again

Rail Yards

Double Eagle

Somewhere off Bobby Foster Rd., maybe at road

Rail Yards

Tunnel/Building - Probably Algodones

Retreat

Under Rio Grande bridge of some sort? Which one? Alameda Bridge, East side

Radio antenna

Guy heads to water facility at bridge

Fire at retreat

Road exit

Banks of the Rio Grande

Helicopter/Forest Fire

Coordinates: Told (34.885931, -104.02500). Reads back -104.062500 (Fields off Highway 156)

Apollo Tower

View of highway with wind turbines

Hypercane

Antenna destroyed

Genesis office

Rail Yards

Algodones Power Plant

Tops of buildings

Caboose in rail yards, north side

Flames in ABQ - Vista is unclear

Double Eagle - Smoking Ruin

In credits, Locations listed as: ABQ Studios, Archdiocese of Santa Fe, Bernalillo Co., Bodeo Aero Services, PNM, Tannenbaum Landscape and Trees, David & Tanya Tuggle.

Special thanks include National Guard of NM, Balloon Fiesta, Enchantment Helicopters

Sunday, December 22, 2019

The Good Kill (2014)

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Drama. A combat drone pilot stationed in Las Vegas Nevada questions the morality of his profession. Starring Ethan Hawke, January Jones, Zoe Kravitz, Jake Abel, Bruce Greenwood, Stafford Douglas, Kristen Rakes, Jessica Stotz Harrell, Jaime Powers. Filming locations: Albuquerque, Laguna Pueblo, and Zia Pueblo.


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Looks like Double Eagle

Turn on Atrisco Vista

Las Vegas NV view

Convenience market

Neighborhood - Aerial view of Mete Sol Dr. & Mock Heather Rd. NW

House - 7001 Mete Sol Dr. NW

Garbage Cans - Mete Sol Dr. & Chilte Pine Rd. NW

Aerial view of Mete Sol Dr. & Groundsel Rd. NW

Compound at Laguna Pueblo may be the place, but can't confirm

Backyard Barbeque

Indian Springs Dr. & H-95: Road to Double Eagle

Etc.

Las Vegas scenes

etc.

Driving (35.181502°, -106.783546°)

Flying

Ski-Hi Liquors!

Occidental Building

View outside home

Final drive-away (35.115706°, -106.795023°)

Power lines

The Black Connection (1974)

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Las Vegas, etc.

ABQ Sunport

Hotel entrance


ABQ Airport Sheraton (Hotel Marina)


Old Town Bandshell

La Placita dining room (supposedly in El Paso? Confusing.)

I-25 NB - Tramway exit

Base of Tramway/Tram/Top of Tramway

Return back

Sunport

Sheraton

Supposed penthouse pool - Las Vegas theme

Drive

Country lane/tack room

Trailer reads: Tobruk Stables Inc., 6730 Rio Grande Blvd. NW

Making It (1971)

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Apartment - Ambassador East


Riding Down Street - Can't quite make it out

Washington @ Central

Lomas @ Woodward

Behind Hokona Hall? - Can't quite figure it out

Central, looking east to I-25? Can't figure out exact location

RR Underpass, WB

Lead overpass over RR - WB

High School - West Mesa - yes!

Gas station on Central


Driving on Central about Yale Park, WB





Turn off Central, EB?

Nice house - Ridgecrest neighborhood?

Run in park - Where is this dastardly park?

School

Driving - Shell, etc. Rotating sign. Bank of the West, EB on Central. Village Inn.

UNM Bookstore

Frank's Drive-In. Probably what became Hurricane's
http://www.highlandhigh1960.org/franksdrivein.htm

Nightclub

Home Ec

Mac's Mobile Homes 10104 - probably Central Ave. SW

Hospital

Record store - bookstore? - No, looks like Winrock

Girl's house

North Valley home, with tower

Clinic

Basement Gym

Clinic

Driving

Special Olympics (1978 TV Movie)

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(Regarding filming locations, I had the assistance of Kevin Condit, a Facebook friend, who was also one of the kids in the film)

According to Kevin, Wilson Stadium

Open dormitory - Washaw NY State Institute - State of New Mexico Campus, 1000 Main St. NW, Los Lunas, NM

Kitchen

Basketball

Highland High School Gym

Hospital

Home - 11th & Roma!

State of New Mexico Campus, 1000 Main St. NW, Los Lunas, NM

Department Store - Macy's - likely Coronado Center

Graveyard

Classroom scenes - According to Kevin, classroom scenes were filmed at the School For the Deaf in Santa Fe

Track - where is this? - According to Kevin, some track scenes were filmed at the School For the Deaf in Santa Fe

Arena

Bar - can't quite read sign

Lomas WB, between University & I-25

Jerry Apodaca

Thanks in credits to Madison Middle School

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Made in U.S.A. (1987)

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Pennsylvania

etc.

Texaco, RIP Griffin - Fina Pueblo, CO

Quick view of Shiprock

NW NM

Restaurant

Ziems Ford Corners - Is this correct?
5700 E Main St
Farmington, NM 87402

4 Corners?

666/160 fork (37.091644°, -108.732543°)

Mesa Verde

Coyote

Thriftways

SW CO again - Near Squaw - roughly (37.134467°, -108.718114°)

Bisti Badlands?

Basin Industrial Bank?

Road to Acoma - about (34.928267°, -107.598139°)

Acoma

SoCal

Residents of ABQ given thanks in credits, but not clear if there are any ABQ scenes in the film.

Policewoman Centerfold (1983)

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Mobile Home in Corrales? Bosque farms?

Big Bend in Rio Grande Blvd. at Eakes Rd. NW.

Corrales Bridge


I-25 SB exit onto Locust NE (35.088210°, -106.635908°).


Frontage Rd. just south of Lomas exit

Police offices

Driving

'235 South Valley Dr.'

Restaurant

View of Civic Plaza and Police Dept.

EB on MLK just east of Broadway

Parking Garage

Jacuzzi at health club

Italian Restaurant

Open grove

Police Dept.

Mobile Home

Dance floor

Restaurant - Paul's Monterey Inn?

Apartment

Police Dept./Civic Plaza

Driving

Tijeras EB at 4th St. NW

Boyfriend's parents' house

View west on Central just west of 5th St.

Kimo Theater - west and south sides

LA view

Running along river just south of Corrales bridge, west bank

ABQ Sunport

LA scenes

Sunport again - pickup

Police briefing

Giving tickets - Central just west of 6th St.

Mobile Home

Running along Rio Grande Blvd.???

Gym

Police chief's office

Phone booth - Police Dept. in background

School

Ice Cream Parlor

Drug store

Restaurant

Police Dept.

Along River

Folding Laundry


Campus Pharmacy - Probably the old Lobo Pharmacy.


Office

Italian Restaurant

Kid's bus stop

City Hall? This may have been before the Hyatt was there, so background looks different - seems to have building at Tijeras & 3rd.

Mobile Home

San Felipe de Neri exterior - wedding party



Friday, December 20, 2019

Social Guidance, aka Formosa (2003)

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Various films - Principal of Lincoln High School? Maybe!

Bus stop

Highland High School

Remote road

Westside, but south or north of Central?


Hiland Theater.


Hurricane's

Outdoors, and road again

Formosa Films office and studio
Office

Street

Art Deco Bus Station - Was this at the Railyards?

Formosa office

Occidental Building

Art Deco Bus Station

Studio

Outdoors

Drive In Movie Theater

Hurricanes

Lava Rocks - Atomic test

Remote Road again

Art Deco Bus Station

Bus stop

Formosa studios

Jail


Immanuel Presbyterian Church - Presbyterian church
114 Carlisle Blvd SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106


Thanks in credits given to Albuquerque Academy (maybe the jail), Albuquerque Little Theater.


Thursday, December 19, 2019

3 Injured After Sacramento Officer Shoots at Dog Outside Safeway

This is my local supermarket, where I used to take Bella the Dog all the time. This was about 7 p.m., a busy time. (Things usually get dicier around 2 a.m., when alcohol sales cease and the alcohol crowd arrives to beat the clock.) Interesting video at the link.

Despite the heightened aggression of the arrest, the dog is wagging it's tail throughout. Wondering if a ready chain, and kind words to it, could have helped defuse the confrontation:
SACRAMENTO, Calif. —

A security guard, a man and an “aggressive” dog were hurt by shrapnel after a Sacramento officer fired his weapon at the animal Wednesday night outside a Safeway store, police said.

Just before 7 p.m., the security guard called over an officer and said there was a man causing a disturbance who refused to leave the property at 19th and S streets in midtown, according to the Sacramento Police Department.
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The man did not listen to the police officer’s request to leave and argued with the officer.

One witness said the officer tried multiple times to peacefully resolve the situation.

The officer tried to detain the man, at which point the man’s dog became aggressive and bit the officer on the arm, police said.

The officer then called for backup. When more officers got to the store, the dog charged at one of the officers, according to police.

Desert Rain (2011)

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Apartment

Walking along highway- somewhere on Coors

Calabacillas Arroyo crossing

Bus stop/ Bus trip

EB Overcrossing of I-25 on Montano

Continued traveling

Blakes on Montgomery at Carlisle

Neon arch on Central @ Adams


Lobo Theater.


Crossroads Motel

Mountain High Auto Sales - Used car dealer
3720 4th St NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107

Driving


Mi Jacalito Restaurant Mural - 4th St. & Barelas SW - https://murosabq.com/esteban-duran-4th-st-barelas-rd/


4th St. & Cromwell

House - 1163....??

Just south of Gonzales Rd. on 63rd St. SW

Bartolo Ave. SW??

Bridge (not sure which)


Motel: University Lodge, 3711 Central Ave. NE.

















Larger, more ornate building - theater or church....

Club

Sunrise

Walking

Trailer

House - 104...

Restaurant

View of Big-I

View of exit 252 on I-25

Gas station

Views of I-25, including view adjacent to Algodones Power Plant, I-25 SB

House - looks like near Placitas

"The Del" Convenience Store

Motel

Frontier Restaurant

Uncle Cliffs

Gas station

Skate Park near Staples - On Coors Bypass

Giant - 528 & Corrales???

View of Central

Down near river

Hugging by side of road

looks like Corrales

Looks like Highway 550 - U Turn

Rio Rancho?

W. bank of river at north end of Rio Rancho?

Horses - Corrales?

Rico's House - Just south of Gonzales Rd. on 63rd St. SW


Laundry - Washateria on Bridge Blvd. SW just west of river.





Convenience Market - looks like the Alon on Bridge Blvd. SW just west of river.


Bridge Blvd. bridge/ I-25 bridge


Motel - Downtown Inn, 1213 Central Ave. NW, Albuquerque, NM. Room 124.





The Downtown Inn Pool.


Driving

Traffic Stop - Just NW of Camino Encantadas & Oersted Rd. NE in Rio Rancho

Pool table

Progress Blvd. NE, maybe near Unser Blvd.

Sandia Bar

Crash

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Cycles South (1971)

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Documentary. Three young men travel on motorcycles from Denver to Panama. New Mexico scenes shot in Albuquerque, Taos, and Taos Ski Valley. Starring Dill Adkins, Don Marshall, and Pat McNamara.


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Start in Denver

Portions of credits look like NM

etc.

Road to Placitas, more or less about here (35.314392°, -106.512181°)

Turnoff - Hwy 165 & Camino Ojo de la Casa (35.305718°, -106.409586°)

Cross Country with sand dunes - no idea.

Stream and Waterfall

Turnoff to Taos Ski Valley - near Arroyo Seco - (36.531826°, -105.572483°)

Taos Ski Valley - building with dormers - thinking (36.594901°, -105.447088°)

Beautiful downtown Taos - about (36.407053°, -105.573477°)

Bike Races - looks like near Placitas

I-25 just N of Bernalillo?


Cycle Sport - About where House of Uniforms is located on Menaul Blvd.

House of Uniforms
5400 Menaul Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110


Anthony 18, El Paso 39 - don't have exact spot yet.

and farther south

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Where It Will Shake


Various California places, plus Christchurch, New Zealand too:
A landmark report in 2018 by the U.S. Geological Survey estimated that at least 800 people could be killed and 18,000 others injured in a hypothetical magnitude 7 earthquake rupturing on the Hayward fault through Oakland, Berkeley, Richmond, Hayward and Fremont.

Hundreds more could die from fire following an earthquake along the ruptured 52-mile section of the fault in this HayWired scenario. More than 400 fires could ignite, burning the equivalent of 52,000 single-family homes, and a lack of water for firefighters caused by old pipes shattering underground could make matters worse, USGS geophysicist Ken Hudnut has said.

“This fault is what we sort of call a tectonic time bomb,” USGS earthquake geologist emeritus David Schwartz said of the Hayward fault. “It’s just waiting to go off.”

Libertarian Killed While Protesting Socialist Snowplow

Because it's all about economic freedom:
Paul was livestreaming while he was run over by the very snowplow he had come to protest.

“If the market truly wanted this snow plowed, then it,” were Paul’s final words before he was run over, abruptly ending the livestream.

Ed and Marq Are Opening A Breaking Bad Themed Store in Old Town Albuquerque in January!

(Via Karen S.) My books were briefly-shown on Albuquerque TV on Sunday evening!

APIC Political Collectibles Show at Sierra 2 Center - December 15, 2019

They appraised my "JFK for President" button for only $5. Still, I like my new Moscow Mitch button.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

A Shining Season (1979)

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Docudrama about the life of champion runner and UNM graduate John Baker, who became a coach/teacher in the APS system before succumbing to cancer. Based upon the book A Shining Season : the true story of John Baker as told by William J. Buchanan. Filmed around Albuquerque, including locations at public schools and the Albuquerque Academy. Starring Timothy Bottoms, Allyn Ann McLerie, Constance Forslund, Ed Begley Jr., Rip Torn, and Mason Adams.


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UNM Football Arena - SE quadrant University & Cesar Chavez

Driving

Offices - Bank -

Driveway

Mexican restaurant - La Hacienda in Old Town?

Mural alongside La Hacienda

Old Town Bandshell

School - Calisthenics - Aspen School? - Named after the fellow, John Baker, later

John Baker Elementary School

John Baker Elementary School - Elementary school
12015-B Tivoli Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111

Boonies - near Paradise Hills?

Doctor's office

UNM - near Zimmerman? - Library?

Running - thinking (35.158547°, -106.762689°)

Home

Driving NB I-25, just south of Odelia Road - Under overpass - view of modern church there - visit to church - St. Paul's Lutheran Church

Building

Principal's Office

Old Town? Cabaret....

Back yard....

Doctor's office

Camp

Doctor's office

Sandias near Kiwanis cabin?

House

UNM Golf Course?

Track

Panorama of bus journey - about (35.205154°, -106.497313°)

Running (35.219916°, -106.481504°)

Run through stone gate

Academy

House

Doctor's Office

Church - St. Paul's Lutheran Church

Aspen School

House

School/Cafeteria

Academy

Medical Offices

Aspen School

UNM Football Field

Eubank entrance to I-40 EB

Home

Sunport

Home - 201.... Doesn't seem to quite fit Country Club neighborhood.

St. Louis

Track

The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)

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Last updated: December 12, 2019


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So. NM vista & lake?

Fenton Lake, NM

Walk down mining scree hill past ruined building - roughly (35.404241°, -106.153891°)

View from hilltop - roughly (35.403526°, -106.152595°)

Haneyville sign - Los Lunas (34.805019°, -106.719448°)

Trini's Bar and Lounge/ Pawn Shop - Original locations along Highway 6 likely long since erased

Wad of cash (34.804022°, -106.716608°)

Oliver's house

View of big city - NYC

Limo ride - Thinking SB 3rd St. - (35.085901°, -106.650164°)

Campus-looking place

House

Japanese performance

NYC

View from Highway 165 in the Sandias - (35.227084°, -106.403649°)

Office

Vicinity of Hwy 285 and Main St. in Artesia

Hotel Artesia - Hotel
203 N 2nd St
Artesia, NM 88210

Hotel Artesia Barber Shop

Vicinity of Hwy 285 and Main St. in Artesia - NE corner

Artesia Alfalfa grower's Association and the Navajo refinery quite recognizable

Campus

ABQ Sunport - departures

View out hotel window - from general vicinity of Hyatt Regency, but hotel did not exist at this time

Artesia Visitors Bureau and Chamber of Commerce

First Presbyterian Church - 402 W. Grand Avenue, Artesia, New Mexico, USA

Running Horse -

White Sands

RR crossing - Desert Road in South Valley

Haneyville again

Madrid NM

White Sands

Fenton Lake

White Sands

Views of SE NM

Helicopter Landing - We

Mr. Newton's House

Telescope

Adobe House

We drilling rigs

Fenton Lake (possibly different lake?)

Facility

ABQ Civic Plaza, seen from SE - walking through plaza - heading west on Marquette

Drive - near San Ysidro?

White Sands

Near Valencia Middle School, east of Belen - Dirt road is what became the Manzano Expressway - Watching Indians on TV

Trevor's House

Space Pavilion

We gas station

Mr. Peter's Pool

Backstage - apartment

Mary Lou arrives

Building under construction - ABQ

Building lobby - Hotel Andaluz?

Hotel Plaza - TWA Airlines - Continental Airlines - 2nd & Tijeras

Liquor Store - Allstate Saving

Record store

Apparently MacArthur Park Boathouse

White Sands Missile Range acknowledged in credits

5150 Mall Cop (2005)

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Last updated: March 9, 2020


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Security hiring service

Winrock Mall

Driving

Apartment

View of Neve's Uniforms & Equipment, 2520 San Mateo Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110

Apartment Complex


Convenience market - Moon Station, 8920 Menaul Blvd NE.


Ride in car

Drive behind volcanoes (35.080940°, -106.797811°)

Also (35.136123°, -106.785850°)

Get out of car (35.131455°, -106.785742°)

Convenience market

(Flyer for Atomic Cantina)

Atomic Cantina

Apartment Complex

Mahjong house

Van crash

Pennsylvania Pl. & Hoffman Dr. NE, NW corner

Nighttime WW Drive

Bike ride

Convenience market

Pool

WW Drive

Room 44 - Probably ABQ Elevate Apts., 1001 Louisiana Blvd. NE, adjacent to Warren West

Sitting on corner

Drive

Room 44

Bridge - Where is this? Not in immediate ABQ area. - Indian Service Route 88 - (35.527549°, -106.374073°)

Bridge

WW Leaves parking lot

Drive back


Pool. Executive East Apartments, near Moon and Northeastern Blvd. NE.


Fancy Bldg.

Pulp Faction Copy Center is currently at 200 3rd St NW, Suite 26, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102, but probably not location used in the film. Instead, an office building close to Winrock is more likely. Bank of the West Tower is a good fit.


Bank of the West Tower.


Bank of the West Tower.


Executive East Apartments, near Moon and Northeastern Blvd. NE

Thanks given to Sonic Burger on Isleta and Warren West Apartments, and Santo Domingo Pueblo