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Absurd to say film didn't benefit Carrizozo - Ruidoso News

There are 19 comments on the Ruidoso News story from Mar 24, 2011, titled Absurd to say film didn't benefit Carrizozo - Ruidoso News. In it, Ruidoso News reports that:

At the last Carrizozo town council meeting, the trustees chose not to pass a resolution that supports the film industry.

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Mark Howard

Ruidoso, NM

#1 Mar 25, 2011
I recently moved to the Ruidoso area. I enjoyed The Book of Eli greatly. Would someone please comment on which scenes of the movie were filmed in Carrizozo.
Thanks, Mark
all in the family

Edgewood, NM

#2 Mar 26, 2011
What ? Don't you guys have a spouse of a council member on the films commission board? It really helps if you keep it in the family.
Buggs Bunny

United States

#3 Mar 26, 2011
Other than Malkerson who owned all the buildings I never heard anyone say that Book of Eli booted the local economy. It was interesting to watch however and a couple of people were extra's but only a couple and only for about two scenes.

Carrizozo, NM

#4 Mar 26, 2011
And they those that got paid as extras will tell you how they went to Alamo shopping. It was a flash in the pan for the restaurants and a few. The crew stayed in Ruidoso and a alamo. Sure they loved Carrizozo and the friendly people. But we aren't talking about relationships here, we are talking about where the $50 million this state has agreed to give the movie industry in tax breaks would benefit schools, roads and small-town infrastructure. Direct, not maybe, not hit and miss and if ...
mountain grandma

Mayhill, NM

#5 Mar 27, 2011
i was in a couple of scenes in the movie. i was paid for three days worth of work and was actually paid over the amount i worked. i now work with someone who earned money making food, they paid her cash. i have personally promoted carrizozo and have driven by the area showing out of towners. everyone is always excited to hear about my adventures. i did not take my money and spend it in alamogordo. i love zozo and make apoint to shop in the new grocery store and eat lunch at their restaurants. i think supporting the movie industry is great. nmsu and unm both are increasing their programs to include film-making which draws out of state students. the state sure can use the money!
houseguest destination


#6 Mar 27, 2011
I've taken guests to see where Book of Eli was filmed and then we have lunch in Carrizozo. Makes a nice 1/2 day trip from the mountains...and you can't beat the scenic ride. If my guests like museums, we swing by the one behind the 4 Winds, as well.

Since: Sep 08

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#7 Mar 28, 2011
I've got to give some of the commenter's here credit.........no actually I don't. You for the most part don't have a clue!
I personally made quite a lot of money from the movie. Some of the other local merchants made money. Buildings got painted and rent was paid. The Valero brought in thousands of dollars. The restaurants made money. GRT's were made for the town. Carrizozo became a destination point. The Carrizozo City Trustees are truly a group of fools.
Their response to anyone who may question a vote is "if you don't like it, move"! Voss, Vega, Gross and last but right there with the rest, Lindsey..You're just what Cohen called you at the town meeting, a bunch of f...ing idiots.

Meridian, ID

#8 Mar 29, 2011
The real money is made with a kind of low grade harassment of the studio guys,Like If you live nearby the shoot you decide that the trees need to be trimmed or the leaf blower needs to be operated on the day they are there.That way the location director gives you money for your inconvenience, that you had to endure by postponing your work.Also claim they broke something that belongs to you and claim the value is higher than It is,again the location director will give you money for you trouble ,Kids are noisy you can`t expect them to play indoors all day can you ? A nice trip to the fun park all expenses paid.There is money in the (good will budget ) for that. If some temporary rules need to be enforced by the city charge huge fees to enforce the rules to pay for police firemen traffic control etc,any way that how they do it in LA.NM will catch on HA Ha

Meridian, ID

#9 Mar 29, 2011
that`s how not that how Doh!
zozo rules

Carrizozo, NM

#10 Mar 29, 2011
Mark Howard wrote:
I recently moved to the Ruidoso area. I enjoyed The Book of Eli greatly. Would someone please comment on which scenes of the movie were filmed in Carrizozo.
Thanks, Mark
3/4 of the movie was filmed in zozo or within 10 miles.

Meridian, ID

#12 Mar 29, 2011
To Rose K ,All my other flip comments aside.Are you telling me they were able to film without paying a permit fee like every other location has to pay?Who let that one get by them.That`s a pretty good trick!Maybe that`s what there upset about?All you have to be is cheaper than other towns and be reasonable with the fees,the studios are used to paying them.I think the town should pay for some consultation fees next time.Anyway I thought the movie turned out nice.
Rose K

Carrizozo, NM

#13 Mar 29, 2011
I dont know anything about permit fee's so fill me in and I will find out. What office would that have been paid to? City Hall? And can you tell me what an average permit fee might be for other areas or who to ask in order to find out? As far as the final product that hit the movie theaters go, I would give it a 5, or 6 at best, out of a possible 10. And most other people I have talked to score the movie in the same general area. I was there supervising a friends minor child that was also in the movie and saw many MANY interesting and fascinating things being filmed that were later edited out. The chain gang scenes were all taken out, the candle and barber shop scenes were taken out and sitting here now, I dont remember seeing any children in the movie at all. Maybe knowing what WASN'T in the movie left me biased, but many local people who were part of filming it share that opinion as well so I must not be too far off. As far as I am concerned, the end result of "Book Of Eli" fell far short of what it could and should have been, and the fact that it was a box office flop after so much hype and anticipation supports that theory. Thats not what this thread is really about anyways, but I cant help but wonder if the council members would have voted differently had it been a box office hit like Avatar instead of the disappointing flash in the pan it wound up being?
Rose K

Carrizozo, NM

#14 Mar 29, 2011
One thing I noticed and wondered about at the time was local contractors using their equipment and getting paid for it, building the set and cleaning up afterwards. If the TOWN of zozo was the site chosen to do the filming, shouldnt there have been more TOWN equipment and resources being used and getting paid for instead of the private contractors??
Cutie Pie

United States

#15 Mar 30, 2011
no no no Rose you would not want to use town equipment. That interfers with the state constitution about kick backs.

Meridian, ID

#16 Mar 30, 2011
Cutie Pie wrote:
no no no Rose you would not want to use town equipment. That interfers with the state constitution about kick backs.
Better to have people with experience with set building is the most reasonable answer,because time is money.

Meridian, ID

#17 Mar 30, 2011
In answer to your ? about film permits.Goggle Film permit LA and you will get pages of sites that explain the permit process.It got harder after 9-11 because, blowing things up on the streets, even on a movie set tends to rattle people nowadays.
Carrizozo Ready MIx

Carrizozo, NM

#18 Feb 12, 2013
we worked from christmas to mid march for the movie it was truly a life saver for this is the slow time of year for us. and rose the city cant take away from private business. thank you book of eli and hopefully more movies will come here.
no one nose

Fort Davis, TX

#19 Feb 26, 2013
I think it only benefitted a couple of people
no one nose

Fort Davis, TX

#20 Feb 26, 2013
I think Cohen is exactly that...a complete idiot. The money he spent in Zozo is that he scammed off a sick only man

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