The cinematic tradition of Texas is rich. It includes classics like Giant and The Alamo, and cult favorites like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Paris, Texas. Our state has been the setting for epics like Lonesome Dove and for idiosyncratic, personal stories like Rushmore. Even movies that have nothing to do with Texas were shot here—the wildly different post-apocalyptic terrains of both Robocop and Logan’s Run include Texas locations, and the anodyne Anywhere, USA depicted in Office Space is actually suburban Austin. That film history offers endless excuses to traverse the state, and cinephiles who want to spend their summer sweating outdoors rather than enjoying an air-conditioned movie theater could enjoy an epic road trip, from the West Texas of Fandango to Terms of Endearment‘s Houston, from Selena‘s Corpus Christi to The Last Picture Show‘s Archer City. The Texas Film Commission thinks…View Original Post
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