Thursday, May 31, 2012

The Hatfields and McCoys in Romania?

I flicked past the new Hatfields and McCoys mini-series on the History Channel and instantly rejected it as Kevin Costner crap when I could tell it was not filmed in either West Virginia or Kentucky or Virginia or Tennessee, or even on the East Coast of the United States.

It was strange country.  Those were not our mountains or our forests.  Could it be California?  North-central Oregon?

Nope.  Romania.  They filmed the Hatfields and McCoys in Romania and thought no one would notice.  Morons.  Idiots.  Pretenders.  Fantasists.  Hollywood nincompoops.  Time wasters.  Traitors.   Accountants.  Zombies.

History Channel?  Yeah right.

Pour me some more Kentucky Vodka and tell me again about how we fought the Civil War because Lincoln wanted to hunt down our kin, the vampires.  

That movie's ready for the History Channel too, no doubt.



The Midland Agrarian said...

I watched Cold Mountain a few years ago after reading the novel and noticed both the extras and the scenery looked off. I believe it was filmed in Romania too.


PBurns said...

Yes, apparently. I did not see the movie, but I have walked through the area where the real Cold Mountain is in Western North Carolina.

The Lincoln and vampires movie, by the way, was filmed in Louisiana.

PipedreamFarm said...

I always found "The Last of the Mohicans" movie to be off since the vegetation of NC isn't the same as NY.

seeker said...

The Hollywood money people would rather send American money to foreign countries because its cheaper, no unions, easy labor laws and easier/no animal cruelty laws.

At least the last Alamo movie was filmed in Texas. I loved Billy Bob Thorton as Davy Crockett.

Debi and the TX JRTs

Rick said...

I worked on "Last of the Mohicans" and had the same misgivings as you had, Pipedream. And on Tom Beringer's mini-series, "the Rough Riders." which was filmed in the Hill Country of Texas. It's a thankless job, trying to make a wholly inadequate location make do for the real thing, just because some clueless, penny pinching producer thinks he can get away with it.