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15 great films shot on location in rural and wide-open landscapes

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15 great films shot on location in rural and wide-open landscapes

Iconic shot of James Dean in a car in front of a farmhouse in “Giant.”

Toho Company

Seven Samurai (1954)

A wide shot scene from “Seven Samurai”

George Stevens Productions

Giant (1956)

Elizabeth Taylor and Rock Hudson in a scene from “Giant”

Image Ten

Night of the Living Dead (1968)

S. William Hinzman and Russell Streiner in a scene from “Night of the Living Dead”

Campanile Productions

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

Paul Newman and Katharine Ross in a scene from “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid”

Amerbroco Productions

Straw Dogs (1971)

Dustin Hoffman and Susan George in a scene from “Straw Dogs”


Mirror (1975)

Margarita Terekhova in a scene from “Mirror”


Barry Lyndon (1975)

Marie Kean in a scene from “Barry Lyndon”

Paramount Pictures

Days of Heaven (1978)

Sam Shepard and Robert J. Wilke in a scene from “Days of Heaven”

Paramount Pictures

Witness (1985)

Harrison Ford and Kelly McGillis in a scene from “Witness”

Universal Pictures

Babe (1995)

James Cromwell and the pig who played Babe in a scene from “Babe”

Touchstone Pictures

O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)

George Clooney, John Turturro, and Tim Blake Nelson in a scene from “O Brother, Where Art Thou?”

Focus Features

Brokeback Mountain (2005)

Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal in a scene from “Brokeback Mountain”

Parts and Labor

The Witch (2015)

Anya Taylor-Joy in a scene from “The Witch”

Visiona Romantica

The Hateful Eight (2015)

Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tim Roth, and Kurt Russell in a scene from “The Hateful Eight”


Midsommar (2019)

Jack Reynor and Florence Pugh in a scene from “Midsommar”

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