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A Guide to New Mexico Film Locations

From Billy the Kid to Breaking Bad and Beyond
By Jason Strykowski



A Guide to New Mexico Film Locations offers a “call sheet” to explore many of the Land of Enchantment’s most iconic film locales, such as those from Easy Rider or Terminator Salvation. From alpine forests to sand dunes, from spaceports to historic ranches, New Mexico’s movie backdrops showcase the most dramatic and stunning parts of the state. Using this book as a guide, cinephiles, movie buffs, tourists, producers, New Mexico locals, and armchair explorers can retrace the steps of silver-screen cowboys, superheroes, aliens, and outlaws.

Author Jason Strykowski showcases fifty spectacular destinations in this guide including White Sands National Park, the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, the Albuquerque Rail Yards, Ski Santa Fe, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, and much, much more. He further gives a glimpse into the many eateries, bars, and hotels where film crews spend their time and offers recommendations for outdoor adventures, indoor shopping, and family-friendly places to play. With plenty of insider tips, this unique guide will inspire readers to experience New Mexico’s picturesque film locations beyond the screen.

Featured Films Include:
The Grapes of Wrath
Easy Rider
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Cowboys & Aliens
Terminator Salvation
Wild Hogs
Crazy Heart
Lone Survivor
Natural Born Killers
The Men Who Stare at Goats
and more . . .

Contributor Bios
Jason Strykowski has worked on more than a dozen major film and television sets as a script coordinator and assistant to producers and actors. His written work has appeared in the Santa Fe New Mexican, Edible New Mexico, Santa Fean, wired.com, Comic Book Resources, and New Mexico Magazine. He lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.