And Starring, As the End of the World, Pittsburgh!
So you're filming a movie about a post-apocalyptic future, and you need to find a location that can stand in for a bleak, post-disaster wasteland. ...
Hey, how 'bout Pittsburgh?
Oh, har har. Pittsburgh's a dump. Hilarious.
Except it's not a joke.
For the movie adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's "The Road," filmmakers needed a locale that conveyed the emptiness of a landscape devastated by an unnamed catastrophe. Pittsburgh fit the bill, director John Hillcoat told USA Today :
"It's a beautiful place in fall with the colors changing," Hillcoat says. "But in winter, it can be very bleak. There are city blocks that are abandoned. The woods can be brutal."
Hmm...that doesn't sound too great for ol' Pittsburgh. Let's see what "Road" star Viggo Mortensen had to say:
"It's tangible, the misery and hopelessness and the bleakness," Mortensen says.
The film [...] also was shot in Katrina-ravaged New Orleans and on Mount St. Helens in Washington state for scenes of devastation.
Yeowch!! That's not great company...
Join the Discussion
After you comment, click Post. You can enter an anonymous Display Name or connect to a social profile.
Kasich Keeps Going Even After Cruz Concedes to Trump1 hour ago
Ex-New York Speaker Sentenced to 12 Years Prison1 hour ago
L.A. County Joins Crusade Against Solitary Confinement of Minors1 hour ago
Texas Sued for Licensing Detention Center as Child Care1 minute ago
NTSB: D.C. Metro Has Had ‘Severe Learning Disability’ When It Comes to Safety31 minutes ago
Georgia Governor Vetoes 'Campus Carry' Gun Bill3 hours ago