Saturday, January 11, 2020

"Atlas of Albuquerque Filming Locations" Milestone

After discovering a cache of Albuquerque films (those films that last an hour, or more) and making a big push, I've now got Atlas entries for 281 of 377 films - roughly 75% of the total.

It will be very hard to push further, though. The remaining films are just hard to find. I'm hoping that I can find a few films by prowling Albuquerque used video stores, but some of these films are very obscure, so I'm not hopeful. Further progress from this point will be slow and halting.

The Speed of Orange (2012)

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ABQ Downs

Sunray Racetrack in Farmington, NM

Disappointment Valley, CO

etc.

South Valley pix

La Mesa Park (Raton)

Uranium Downs - Grand Junction, CO

Thunderbird Downs, Las Vegas

Los Alamitos Track, CA

etc.

Santa Fe Downs

She's Missing (2018)

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White Mesa, near top, west side

Aerial images

Rodeo images

Driving/Stop

Shorty's BBQ, 1204 Route 66 (apparently in Moriarty)

Shorty's Bar-B-Q - Restaurant
1204 Rte 66
Moriarty, NM 87035

Near burned house

Road to mountain on horizon, with utility poles

Driving

Casino

Outside Casino

Lariat Motel - Hotel
708 Rte 66
Moriarty, NM 87035

Seaside images

White Mesa - about (35.528970°, -106.818083°)

Old Church, Corrales, NM

Reception hall

Shorty's BBQ

Drive

Whiting Brothers Gas Station - Gas station
500 Central Ave
Moriarty, NM 87035

Gate

House - 800

Lariat Motel

Bosque Farms Rodeo Association, 1040 Arena Rd., Bosque Farms, NM 87068

Car/Seaside

Rodeo Grounds

800 House/Walking

Casino

Seaside

View of Moriarty Central Ave. - (35.008917°, -106.061995°)

View of El Comedor Restaurant
El Comedor de Reyes - Pan-Latin restaurant
1009 Highway M
Moriarty, NM 87035

Under power lines

Mrs. Ruiz

Gypsum Mines

Shorty's/Aerial Shots/Lariat Motel

Bend in Road

Drive Up on the West Side - Package to go

Road

Gun Shop

Bulletin Board

Road to Clay City - South of ABQ. Probably Bobby Foster Rd.

Bar/Dance Club

Fancy Home - Sandia Foothills?

Shooting Yard/Fountain

Plot hole - how is she driving again?

Room...9? Lariat?

Driving

Gas Station (Fillup)/laundry/Room

Ocean/Paradise Motel

Absent (2010)

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Movie link: https://tubitv.com/movies/377230

Park (w. palm trees)

etc.

Johnny Tapia Story - Interview site

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The Pit

(Wallace Park Community Center was where he started boxing as a kid - not pictured)

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ABQ Streets - Outwest Auto Corral (near La Barca & McDonalds)


Cafe Da Lat, 5615 Central Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108


Pioneer Motel

Big Texas BBQ

A Quality Inn (which one?)

Cafe Da Lat - Vietnamese restaurant


Caravan East, 7605 Central Ave. NE


Pinon Motel.


Fulton Motors Truck Sales

ABQ's mass grave on West Mesa

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Johnny Tapia round II
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Ohkay Casino in Espanola

The Garden (III) (2017)

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Movie link: https://www.indiefilmhustle.tv/programs/ifhtv-art-house-indie-the-garden

Forest (moss on trees - not NM)

Parlor

Alley/Street/Paris

Shift of Urban scenes


Knifepoint - Alley entrance just north of Central on 5th Street NW - E. side


The Garden - seashore

etc.

Small plaza - where is this?

Blackbird Buvette, 509 Central Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102/ Walking outside on Central Ave.

The backyard garden again

Driving in Country Club neighborhood - 16th & Los Alamos, turning right on Los Alamos

5th & Central, NW corner, and nearby

House

SW Sunset

Brief glimpses of Library from SE corner, Copper between 3rd & 4th, south side

House

Yard/kitchen/field - where is this?

Etc.

Aspen woods

Roosevelt Park

House, Etc.

Driving in Country Club neighborhood

Etc.


5th & Central, Ramp - behind Copper Garage?


4th & Copper, just N of intersection, E side


Walking under promenade, E side of Hyatt Regency


Back yard

Wedding reception/plaza again/bubbles


Streets in Country Club neighborhood - Los Alamos & 16th St.





House with candles

Hilly field, etc.

Alley again, then the Desert Sands pool!

Central & 6th., NE corner, looking west; Desert Sands

Nice - Valle Caldera? Yellowstone? (Maybe Durango)

Old Town Plaza - small plaza, south side, bandshell, SE side

ABQ Street/alley/Room 110

Outside 519 Central Ave. NW

Looking out house - ABQ neighborhood, but where? Looks like Fruit & 10th neighborhood.

House w. stairs

Alley

Driving east on Tijeras; right onto 3rd St.

Fields - down around Belen?

Thanks given to Prop House, Flying Star, Olive Garden, Garcia's Kitchen, Blackbird Buvette, Pizza 9, Applebee's, Desert Sands, and Magic Lantern

Friday, January 10, 2020

Walter White Funeral (2013 Video)



Jackamoe Buzzell's family is from Maine, as are most Buzzells in the United States, and since my mother is a Buzzell, it is likely I'm a distant relative to Jackamoe.

The beautiful and effective eulogy is by Michael Flowers, Breaking Bad Set Dresser.

My sister is here somewhere.....

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Sunset Memorial Park

Thursday, January 09, 2020

"Bombshell"

Interesting movie.

Icebox (2018)

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Classroom - 7th & Mountain?

Alley/house

Truck yard

SW of ABQ - fences

House

Crossing fence/Bike/Walking/Transport

Big Holding Facility - probably the place used in Sicario, off Jim McDowell Road

Driving down road - Shooting Range Access Road?

Upper Curve on Bobby Foster Road

Fields - southern NM?

Driving/Courthouse - Bernalillo Co. Annex

Upper Curve on Bobby Foster Road

S. NM again

Bobby Foster Rd.

Bus station


Menaul School/ City of Watsonville (35.109982°, -106.638012°)

Husband for Hire (2008 TV Movie)

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Crew pickup spot - Alameda Blvd. at S. Guadalupe Trail - SW side.


Mama Dia - ?

S. on Guadalupe

Rail yards

Mobile Home Park - Space 16

Double Eagle/ Lobby at Airport

Mama Dia

Sandia Resort/Green Reed Salon

Cada Dia

Valley drive

Gretchen & Elliot's place from early BrBa

Truck theft - Los Poblanos Ln NW, just north of Rio Grande Pl NW

Salsa Club

Trapped in basement

Austin 200 - Shooting Range Access Road??

Cabaret - old Burt's Tiki Bar

Thanks in credits include: Exchange Communications, Copper Square Security

Movie link: https://hdbest.net/husband-for-hire-2008-30575.html

Este Does Not Make a Movie (2014)

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Este Does Not Make A Movie - Feature Film from Ryan Turri on Vimeo.


Speaking in a car

Strip Mall - 136-A

Inside home


Abe Makes A Movie home office - Near Silver & Washington St. SE - Right next to Route 66 Veterinary/ Parked car





House

Pacing in front of 136-D

Concrete Arroyo - N. Channel Trail & Montgomery Blvd. - (35.130965°, -106.607544°) and (35.132114°, -106.606629°)

Bridge - (35.136828°, -106.605193°) - heading to Rio 24

Parked car/ house/

Various Abe Scenes

O'Niell's - Irish restaurant - thinking this place
4310 Central Ave SE
Albuquerque, NM 87108

Arch on Central, near O'Niell's

Parking lot
The Salvation Army Family Store & Donation Center - Thrift store
4301 Bryn Mawr Dr NE
Albuquerque, NM 87107

Building 6, Apt. 41
one of two nearby complexes - probably complex to NE

End of Bryn Mawr

Back at the office

Comedy event

Abe Makes a Movie (2015)

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Blue room

Film festival room

Festive room (looks like SUB back in the day)

Rachel's House

Street at night

Parents' House

Library

Dirk's Apartment

Hospital Room


Lucky Boy Restaurant, 3521 Constitution Ave NE.


Lucky Boy Restaurant, 3521 Constitution Ave NE.


Back Alley

Mesa edge (S. Coors? S. of Central?)

Alley - Behind Intolerance Museum

Apartment

Gym

1st & Roma, SE quadrant, heading east on Roma

YES Housing and YDI, 104 Roma NW

Staircase explosion - Country Club neighborhood?

Running along fence

Coronado Park????

Parents' home

On site - Fair Square -

Lucky Boy

Theater

Parking lot

Pool Hall

Driving to apartments

Apartments/ Woods/ Park?/ House

Cemetery

Bowling Alley

Lucky Boy

Jethro's GBW House

Parent's House

Driving

That strange building about 550 2nd St. NW - Berger and Bargerr - Tower Plaza Building

Catering house

Lucky Boy

Movie part

Theater

Street at night, but now in the day

Film festival

Lyrics from a Bleeding Heart (2018)

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Performance

Bedroom

Walking along concrete arroyo

Singing

Metal post in front of Lash'd, 4605 Menaul Blvd. NE, Suite B

Lawn

House

Vegan Doughnut

House

Interesting neighborhood

Crandall Rd. and Delgado Rd. SW (westernmost intersection)

Garage

Santa Fe Plaza

Bar - pool hall

Apartment

Brief glimpse of San Francisco Street Bar & Grill in Santa Fe

Singing place again, next to gas meters - 461-B (likely behind The Grill)

Performance - Club - 1715

Bar

Garage

Ryan's

House

Office

Quick view of 66 - 70 E. San Francisco Street

Park Bench just N of St. Francis Cathedral

Cowgirl - Barbecue restaurant
319 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Various bedrooms

Street musicians

House

"Shadow Lane Apartments, F2"

Outside apartment/apartment/dad

Performance

Convenience market (Tri-H)

Street musicians

Restaurant

Performance

Outdoor singing

Kids

Concrete Arroyo

Tree in front of St. Francis Cathedral

Flashbacks/punch

Performance

Bar exterior (Kosmos)

"Hot Wheels"

Apartment/Interview/Bar

Pastiche of Images

Apartment

Street musicians

Filming locations listed in credits: The Kosmos, Mocha Mug, The Grill, Tri-H, Leo's Bar, Quality Inn (but which one?) - all in ABQ. Cowgirl, in Santa Fe.

Mocha Mug - Coffee shop
2325 San Pedro Dr NE Ste. 1J
Albuquerque, NM 87110

The Grill
4615 Menaul Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110

Film link: https://filmfreeway.com/LyricsfromaBleedingHeart

Monday, January 06, 2020

49th Anniversary of Albuquerque's Big Freeze of 1971


(Pictures from the Facebook group "Albuquerque Memories.")

Most winters, very cold air races south from Canada into the Great Plains east of the Rockies, but every forty years, or so, the arctic freeze also includes the West. In January 1971, a severe cold snap settled in New Mexico. Pipes froze that had never frozen before. On the coldest day, the low was -24 degrees Fahrenheit in Corrales. At times, temperatures were actually higher on Sandia Crest, a mile above the city, than they were in the city itself.

Our usual practice of sleeping in the unheated part of the house through the winter became dangerous. We grabbed sleeping bags and moved our beds into the Family Room, where at least we had some heat.


We took in a stray, tailless cat we found outside that was in danger of freezing. One night, around midnight, the stray cat decided to attack our parakeet. The cat knocked over the cage as it attacked and the bird escaped. Chaos followed as we piled out of our sleeping bags and chased the predatory cat and the dazed bird in semi-darkness. My sister grabbed the cat’s throat just as the cat caught the bird. The bird survived. Upset, we flung the ungrateful cat outside.

The cold snap was repeated in February, 2011. Natural gas providers failed to deliver fuel to many shivering people, compounding the misery.

Great Train Show - Cal Expo - January 4, 2020


Took A and J to see the model trains at the Great Train Show. I don't think they quite appreciated it - maybe too young - but I certainly did!





























Time for Jump Castle!





Holy Breaking Bad! Albuquerque's Dog House, miniature version!


























New Year's Day At Jean Henderson's Place

A large convivial crowd, as always, in the boonies that technically are part of Dixon, CA.

Fugue State (2008)

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Roadside

Shooting Range Access Road

Jim McDowell Road?

Room 13 - Westside Jail???

Alley behind Jimmie Johns, close to 3rd

Volcanic rock

Somewhere on West Mesa - variety of places

Arroyo

House

Mesa

West Mesa again - Out near Gila Rd. somewhere

Home

Road/Travel Trailer

Viewpoint (35.146720°, -106.722724°)

Wild Horse Mesa, aka Maybelle's? Yes, very likely.

Abandoned kitchen - unclear

Home

Walking downtown ABQ

Just west of 4th, on Copper Ave.

In front of Hyatt Regency

Security cam footage

Stairwell - No Exit - Fire Exit

Basement

Hot Air Dryer

etc.

In from the Night (TV movie, 2006)

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ABQ balloon Fiesta Glowdeo (or dawn)

Roadside mesa

House - 414 (off dirt road - Santa Fe? Corrales?)

Drive to mobile home park

GBW Clinic

Twisters Burgers and Burritos - Mexican restaurant
2435 Southern Blvd SE
Rio Rancho, NM 87124

Law Offices of Kane and Kron.... - 220

Zimmerman Library

Highway

Street with Spanish-tiled roofs - Snowflake Dr. NW at Pandora Ln., looking east

10136 Sierra Hills Dr. NW

Writer's conference

Fountain - 8 points

La Posada de Santa Fe, a Tribute Portfolio Resort & Spa - Hotel ????
330 E Palace Ave
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Avenue of trees

San Felipe de Neri Church yard

Old Town Plaza Bandshell

Therapist

Lindy's? I think so.

GBW clinic.

Home


Bernalillo Co. Courthouse fountain


Computer Lab

Another therapist

UNM - Out on mall somewhere

Open Computer lab

Restaurant

etc.

Parent's Kitchen

etc.

Drive

Estate with vineyard

Drive back

Pool

View of mesas - near San Ysidro (35.544954°, -106.828791°)

Campus Building -

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