Saturday, September 14, 2019

Katie Says Goodbye (2016)

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Drama. A young woman turns to prostitution to fund her dream life in San Francisco. Starring Mireille Enos, Mary Steenburgen, Olivia Cooke, James Belushi, Keir Gilchrist. Filming locations: Albuquerque, Belen, and Mountainair.

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Beside RR

Restaurant - Interior

Restaurant - Exterior - Maybelle's

Walking - Looking in Garage - Bud's Auto Repair

Convenience Store

Walking - Mountainair

Walking - Looking in Garage - Bud's Auto Repair

RR (34.922634°, -107.114626°)

Trailer Park

Near train station in Belen: (34.658445°, -106.769346°)


Walking past Belen bowling place (34.659614°, -106.770632°)

Driving - near ABQ - smile discussion



Restaurant - Interior

Rio Communities Services, 400 Rio Communities Blvd, Belen, NM 87002 (34.644420°, -106.730644°)

Restaurant - Interior

Pretty mesa

Adobe walls

Trailer park - Mr. Willard

Walking near Maybelle's

Restaurant Interior

Bud's Auto repair

Nighttime drive - Belen? - Alley

Dusty road - E-W road in San Jose area, probably west of Highway 6


Bud's auto repair

Driving, with warning signs - along Highland Blvd. - (34.952033°, -107.185674°)

Turnoff onto Old Highway 66 (34.955144°, -107.187489°)

Back to Trailer park

Place with boulders

To'hajiilee? Zia?

Trailer Park

Bruno's place

Mesa overlook - (34.895536°, -107.084052°)

Restaurant - Interior


Lake - Probably Zia Reservoir (35.528470°, -106.755076°)

Trailer Park

Walking on road (34.887471°, -107.071113°)


Personal Notes

It looks like there will be a few changes in my life, and I wanted to take note of them.

I auditioned for DMTC's production of Gypsy, coming this November, and succeeded in getting in. Fun!

I am having difficulty with a rapidly-evolving umbicular hernia. My thinning abdomen is a menace. It's like a slow-motion version of the movie Alien, wherein my small intestines are threatening to leap up and leave my belly button. Taking care of dogs is increasingly a problem. A happy dog can jump on me and inadvertently slice me open and disembowel purely by accident. I've talked to a surgeon, and hope to have surgery fairly soon, hopefully when things cool off, perhaps in the winter, after Gypsy closes.

The biggest recent change is work-related. Shortly before I left Sierra Research, in 2015 or 2016, I discussed my coming departure with fellow co-worker Dan Welch. He wanted to start up his own firm, and we agreed I would do air-quality modeling for him when he was ready. And I heard no more about it for several years.

Last week, Dan called, and said he was ready. So, I will soon be doing air quality modeling for pay again. I'll be a subcontractor, and so pay will likely be a bit hit-and-miss, but at least I won't be taking money from my retirement savings quite so much. Maybe I'll be able to travel again. And I won't have to attend quite so many purposeless meetings as I once did. Something nice!

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Imitation Girl (2017)

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Last updated: September 11, 2019

This is a real interesting English/Farsi science-fiction story. It had several NM filming locations that I know generally - Cabezon and the Zia filming area south of San Ysidro - but I had trouble with exact locations.

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Big Chief

Looks like a Zia view. But where? Maybe a short distance east of Cabezon Rd., in the filmmaking area. Or maybe somewhere on back side of ridge.

Distant mesas

To'hajiilee? Power lines visible. Road to Torreon?

Cabezon! West of the peak. But where, exactly?


Cabezon - different view


Big Chief!

City view - Santa Fe?




Looking out window

Restaurant again

NY apartment

SW backyard


Zia - Back of ridge - (35.506356°, -106.817153°)

Pool of water - where?



Big City

Thanks include Lonesome Dove, possibly in Corrales.

Not Where I Expected To Find Halliday and Resnick.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Auditions For "Gypsy" at DMTC

Arianna Manabat.
Hannah Sheaffer.
Chris Cay Stewart.

Rich's 75th Birthday

Fun time at Rich and Mimi's, talking shop with some of the theater people who annually present "A Dicken's Christmas" at the Cow Palace in San Francisco.

Sunday, September 08, 2019

Goats (2012)

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Last updated: September 8, 2019

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Comedy Drama. A teenage boy who has been mentored by the eccentric Goat Man ends up going to an East Coast prep school. Starring Vera Farmiga, David Duchovny, Minnie Driver, Keri Russell, Ty Burrell, Justin Kirk, Dakota Johnson, Evan Boymel, Graham Phillips. Filmed in Arizona and around Albuquerque.

Most filming locations were in Tucson (where I once lived), but some locations are in Albuquerque.

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Sure looks like Santa Catalina Mtns. near Tucson

Tucson Airport

East Coast

4833 address - 4833 N. Camino Real???? This looks close.... Yes, the location even has the traffic sign


Saguaro Nat'l Monument (East or West?) Probably West

Mt. Lemmon Highway - Overlook - Camera located here (32.375133°, -110.704247°)

Car parks

Several driving scenes that appear to be in NM

Haircutting Salon

Saguaro National Monument again?


Town - SP - Club

Teatro Carmen - Historical landmark
380 S Meyer Ave
Tucson, AZ 85701

Boonies at night

Back at car

Return to East Coast

Hi Lo Market - ABQ, but with backdrop of pine trees - very weird!


Tucson Airport

Saguaro National Monument

References in Thanks to the Albuquerque Academy - probably to stand in for East Coast academy scenes - The track scenes do look like ABQ Academy, plus scene with patterned brick.

Hide in Plain Sight (1980)

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Last updated: September 8, 2019

Starring and directed by James Caan. Based upon a true story of a man trying to find his children. Filmed in Albuquerque and Buffalo New York. Also starring Jill Eikenberry and Danny Aiello.

The movie doesn't shift from Buffalo to Albuquerque until late. There are three primary scenes: The Hacienda Restaurant in Old Town, the Luna Lodge, the neighborhood scene, and the airport. Still not sure where the neighborhood scene is located.

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Buffalo, NY scenes.

Washington D.C. scenes


Hacienda, in Old Town

City street

Motel office - Room 3


Luna Lodge Motel, 9119 East Central Ave., Albuquerque, NM 87123


Ginger in the Morning (1974)

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Last updated: September 8, 2019

Romantic Comedy. A free-spirited hitchhiker takes up with a middle-aged man who is recently divorced. Written and produced by Taos resident Mark Miller. Starring Sissy Spacek (in her first leading role), Monte Markham, Slim Pickens, Susan Oliver, Fred Ward, Mark Miller, David Doyle. Filmed around Albuquerque and Santa Fe.

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Ginger in the Morning (1974)

There are some nice road shots in this movie, but the places are unfamiliar to me. One clear location is on the road past the big mesa near San Ildefonso: (35.885346°, -106.106661°). Another clear location is the Albuquerque Sunport. There are other locations that are almost clear, like Santa Fe Plaza and the La Fonda Hotel, but these were nighttime shots, and I can't say that with confidence. Santa Fe Airport parking lot and the Ski Basin are other locations that are nearly clear. The chief location is probably Four Seasons Resort - Rancho Encantado - Santa Fe, but I can't say that with confidence.

View with road, pond, and mountains

View of airport terminal - Sunport


Airport parking lot

Near San Ildefonso (35.885346°, -106.106661°)

Flat Tire

Roads near Santa Fe


Town House Motel/Restaurant - Albuquerque?

Restaurant resembles the Hilton - Santa Fe?

Liquor Store

Nice duplex apartment

Airport tarmac

Sidewalk - Salvation Army

Airport tarmac

Pickup at Santa Fe airport


NY Eve festivities

Singing on the street. La Fonda?

Bell - Santa Fe Plaza?

House again



Up in the snow - Ski Basin?

Neighborhood - bus station

Pulling bus aside

Bus stops - same place as Sissy Spacek was hitchhiking

Thanks to:

Betty Egan's Rancho Encantado
La Fonda Hotel
Town House Motel
Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe - Resort
198 NM-592
Santa Fe, NM 87506