'The Road', Filmed in Erie, Opens in Theaters

Nov 26, 2009 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Your Erie News

"The Road" is the story of a father and son trying to survive after the apocalypse.

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dennis

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Nov 26, 2009
 
yeah....why can't you spell the guy's name correctly....stupid erie educated moron
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Nov 26, 2009
 
Jeremy Beecher
Wednesday, Nov 25, 2009 @06:02pm EST

view larger"The Road" is the story of a father and son trying to survive after the apocalypse.

Producers turned to Erie for the stark landscape, filming scenes on Presque Isle, and at Conneaut Lake Park.

Viewers coming out of the first local showing Wednesday say they could tell.

"As a kid my sister and I went to Conneaut Lake Park quite a bit every summer," said Andrea Patterson of Pittsburgh. "I definitely recognized some of the areas in the park ... so that was really neat."

"They filmed at a good time of the year where it just was barren and the sun was overcast," said Glenda Patterson of Spartansburg. "It really fit the movie."

For others the movie brings back memories of last april when the cast and crew came to town.

A well disguised Viggo Mortenson took a liking to Bertrand's Bistro downtown

"To be honest with you i really didn't recognize the guy," said owner Bertrand Artigues. "They were happy. They were a fun group."

"The road" is already generating Oscar buzz. But tourism officials hope that will translate to economic buzz for Erie.

"Maybe not right now," said Chris Pennsy of Visit Erie, "but if more movies decide Presque Isle is a great place to shoot, Erie is a great place to film, maybe we can even build in a tour" of the locations.
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Viggo MortensEn......EEEEE
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Nov 27, 2009
 
Tourism officals hope that the movie translates to economic buzz for Erie. I hope they were kidding. That is about the dumbest statement I've ever heard. Since when does anyone know where a film was shot unless it is a city like Chi., NY, LA. Come on people do you really think people are going to visit Erie because they saw that movie. lol
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Penny from Tenney wrote:
Tourism officals hope that the movie translates to economic buzz for Erie. I hope they were kidding. That is about the dumbest statement I've ever heard. Since when does anyone know where a film was shot unless it is a city like Chi., NY, LA. Come on people do you really think people are going to visit Erie because they saw that movie. lol
folks stood in line to canoe the rapids in GA. after the release of Deliverance.. this film and erie must have some parallels with Deliverance.
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folks stood in line to canoe the rapids in GA. after the release of Deliverance.. this film and erie must have some parallels with Deliverance.
Did you get "Cowboy's" autograph when you went down.
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The people who filmed the scenes shot in Erie did so because the landscape fit the bill as appearing like an apocalypse. What a great testament to the Erie area ! It's one thing to shoot the rapids in Georgia after watching Deliverence because that's a fun and exciting activity. I've done this many times in younger days in West Virginia and Pa. I doubt that the scenes of stark desolation and ruin will attract many,if any at all, visitors to Erie. I say this with the same confidence that not many people would visit junk yards because they enjoyed Sanford and Son.
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As I See It wrote:
The people who filmed the scenes shot in Erie did so because the landscape fit the bill as appearing like an apocalypse. What a great testament to the Erie area ! It's one thing to shoot the rapids in Georgia after watching Deliverence because that's a fun and exciting activity. I've done this many times in younger days in West Virginia and Pa. I doubt that the scenes of stark desolation and ruin will attract many,if any at all, visitors to Erie. I say this with the same confidence that not many people would visit junk yards because they enjoyed Sanford and Son.
I understand what you're saying but I think people go to places at times just to have a brush with fame. What is it about getting any given autograph that anyone would care about? My answer would be that it is something personal within.
Perhaps it makes some relevant (connected) to a given movie or just adds to them being interesting in their mind.(I was there!:)
I was just going to write that I don't quite get that. Then I remembered that on a personal journey that passed Shanksville, PA shortly after 9-11, I felt a need to stop at the site upon my return....cried like a baby :)
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If people want to see an apocalypse, why don't they put a chain link fence around erie, and charge admission??

Apocalypse (Greek: &#7944;&#960;&#959 ;&#954;&#940;&#955 ;&#965;&#968;&#953 ;&#962; Apokálypsis; "lifting of the veil" or "revelation") is a term applied to the disclosure to certain privileged persons of something hidden from the majority of humankind.

or, would it make a better Mafia movie
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If people want to see an apocalypse, why don't they put a chain link fence around erie, and charge admission??
Apocalypse (Greek: &#7944;&#960;&#959 ;&#954;&#940;&#955 ;&#965;&#968;&#953 ;&#962; Apokálypsis; "lifting of the veil" or "revelation") is a term applied to the disclosure to certain privileged persons of something hidden from the majority of humankind.
or, would it make a better Mafia movie
Or, if they want to see the apocalypse perhaps they could just look into your soul..
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Mark from La Mancha wrote:
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I understand what you're saying but I think people go to places at times just to have a brush with fame. What is it about getting any given autograph that anyone would care about? My answer would be that it is something personal within.
Perhaps it makes some relevant (connected) to a given movie or just adds to them being interesting in their mind.(I was there!:)
I was just going to write that I don't quite get that. Then I remembered that on a personal journey that passed Shanksville, PA shortly after 9-11, I felt a need to stop at the site upon my return....cried like a baby :)
Your point is understood but can we assume that this movie will be a big enough success to stir people to visit the desolation as portrayed on screen ? I doubt very much it will move and inspire people as did the Iowa cornfield in " Field of Dreams " . We do tend to inflate Erie's attraction only to then be left scratching our heads in " what happened ? " fashion don't we ?
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As I See It wrote:
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Your point is understood but can we assume that this movie will be a big enough success to stir people to visit the desolation as portrayed on screen ? I doubt very much it will move and inspire people as did the Iowa cornfield in " Field of Dreams " . We do tend to inflate Erie's attraction only to then be left scratching our heads in " what happened ? " fashion don't we ?
I agree. One of my faves lately is Man of La Mancha. I can't recall exactly (I think Spain) but people still make pilgrimages to the land though the movie is from '72. I will see "The Road". I don't know that the locale plays as big a part as does "La Mancha" however.
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Mark from La Mancha wrote:
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I agree. One of my faves lately is Man of La Mancha. I can't recall exactly (I think Spain) but people still make pilgrimages to the land though the movie is from '72. I will see "The Road". I don't know that the locale plays as big a part as does "La Mancha" however.
I was in Spain once, and Italy. Beautiful countries, both of them. People were very kind even with the language barrier. The weather is great in both countries. I didn't care too much for France though. It is true what they say, French are not too friendly. England is a nice country, but rainy and cold. But the folks are very nice to Americans.
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DVD and Blu-ray May 25th
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Came out today on DVD and Blu-ray
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Jul 17, 2011
 
LoL, this was the most depressing movie ever. What idiots to think it would generate tourism.
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You know I stumbled into this site by accident. Over a yr after comments were last made and yet, I'm so disgusted with people I could vomit. I an an Erie native and I've lived here 27 years. I have chosen not to leave my beautiful hometown. To all of you uneducated morons out there who just insist on bashing other peoples' homes- take a look at your city before you criticize ours. we live right by a wonderful series of beaches-do you? And yes directly after winter they are barren and depressing, however presque isle is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been to, and it's right in my backyard.(p.s. I have traveled to a few other countries overseas-they just don't compare to home) Also, most of this film was actually done in pittsburgh, which is a fantastic city. Pa winters are brutal and the thaw is generally depressing but under no circumstance should some @$$ hole who has probably never been here, say anything negative about such a beautiful place. So DENNIS, AS I SEE IT AND PENNY FROM TENNEY: all 3 of you should shut your pie holes and do some research before you take a dig at someones hometown. Something tells me you guys must just be poor and unhappy in the $h!thole houses you live in and thats why you feel the need to direct your negative comments st a city and people who don't deserve it. Oh and dennis? We are erie educated from some of the greatest and most prestigious prep schools and colleges in the country-so suck it.
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Elizabeth, no one can tell another to "shut their pie hole". What a immature and childish statement. Not only have I been to Erie, I live here. We are not poor, mu husband has a very good job and we are closing next week on a condo in Phoenix that we are paying cash for. I'm not the only person in Erie that thinks the city is blighted, try reading the ETN about all the blighted houses here. Me thinks ye protests to much. One more item, like I have stated many times before, there are many, many prestigious prep schools and colleges throughout the country. Living in this little corner of Pa. people tend to forget that this is a big country with many opportunities. Only Erieites would not want anyone to voice their opinion.
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Elizabeth wrote:
You know I stumbled into this site by accident. Over a yr after comments were last made and yet, I'm so disgusted with people I could vomit. I an an Erie native and I've lived here 27 years. I have chosen not to leave my beautiful hometown. To all of you uneducated morons out there who just insist on bashing other peoples' homes- take a look at your city before you criticize ours. we live right by a wonderful series of beaches-do you? And yes directly after winter they are barren and depressing, however presque isle is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been to, and it's right in my backyard.(p.s. I have traveled to a few other countries overseas-they just don't compare to home) Also, most of this film was actually done in pittsburgh, which is a fantastic city. Pa winters are brutal and the thaw is generally depressing but under no circumstance should some @$$ hole who has probably never been here, say anything negative about such a beautiful place. So DENNIS, AS I SEE IT AND PENNY FROM TENNEY: all 3 of you should shut your pie holes and do some research before you take a dig at someones hometown. Something tells me you guys must just be poor and unhappy in the $h!thole houses you live in and thats why you feel the need to direct your negative comments st a city and people who don't deserve it. Oh and dennis? We are erie educated from some of the greatest and most prestigious prep schools and colleges in the country-so suck it.
are you erie's postergirl ?

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