Location/Culture Reports

Culture Report Ė Calgary to Dallas

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Movies that have been filmed in Calgary include The Claim, Cool Runnings, Days of Heaven, In Cold Blood (1996), The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Legends of the Fall, Rat Race, Rose Hill, Shanghai Noon, Shanghai Knights, and Superman I, II, and III.

A couple of books about Calgary and Canada include Calgary Album: Glimpses of the Way We Were by Mark Kozub and Janice Kozub; Calgary: the Unknown City by James Martin; and Souvenir of Canada by Douglas Coupland.

Dallas, Texas

Besides the TV series Dallas, other TV shows that have been filmed in Dallas include LAX and V.

Many movies have been filmed in Dallas, including The Apostle, Batman and Robin, Bonnie and Clyde, Bottle Rocket, Boys Donít Cry, The Faculty, Independence Day, JFK, Loganís Run, Necessary Roughness, Office Space, Robo Cop, Serving Sara, Silkwood, and The Trip to Bountiful.

Books written about Dallas include Kinky Friedman's Guide to Texas Etiquette: Or How to Get to Heaven or Hell Without Going Through Dallas-Fort Worth, and Dallas Then and Now by Ken Fitzgerald. While Kinky Friedmanís mysteries are set in New York City, he is from Texas and well worth reading. And, of course, you shouldn't visit the state without reading Texas by James Michener. [Or without getting to know the wit and wisdom of Molly Ivins - miri]