"Leave No Trace"--filmed in and around Portland

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olderthanIusedtobe
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"Leave No Trace"--filmed in and around Portland

Post by olderthanIusedtobe » July 11th, 2018, 1:16 pm

Just saw this, excellent movie. Quiet, understated, mesmerizing and heartbreaking. Military vet and his teenage daughter living off the grid, camping in forests. Although in the film much of the setting is supposed to be Forest Park apparently Eagle Fern Park was one of the principal filming locations. Well worth watching. The lushness of the Pacific Northwest really shines through on film.


A different type of movie, but another I enjoyed that featured the city and the forests around the Portland area was "Gone" with Amanda Seyfried. It got trashed by critics and bombed at the box office but I thought it was a tense thriller that was a decent watch.

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Re: "Leave No Trace"--filmed in and around Portland

Post by TerryLewis » November 29th, 2018, 1:14 am

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Just saw this, excellent movie. Quiet, understated, mesmerizing and heartbreaking. Military vet and his teenage daughter living off the grid, camping in forests. Although in the film much of the setting is supposed to be Forest Park apparently Eagle Fern Park was one of the principal filming locations. Well worth watching. The lushness of the Pacific Northwest really shines through on film.


A different type of movie, but another I enjoyed that featured the city and the forests around the Portland area was "Gone" with Amanda Seyfried. It got trashed by critics and bombed at the box office but I thought it was a tense thriller that was a decent watch.
"Gone" is a decent watch indeed, especially, if you like thrillers with suspense. And the forests made the film scenes look particularly remarkable and rich. Somehow, I had a feeling all the time while watching it that the detective was the murderer :roll:
As for "Leave No Trace" - on my must-watch list now. Haven't heard of it yet.

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Re: "Leave No Trace"--filmed in and around Portland

Post by sgyoung » November 29th, 2018, 3:46 pm

I just watched Leave no Trace on a long flight and enjoyed the movie. I'll second the recommendation if you like slower movies, although the pace worked well set the mood and tone of the story. Still need to check out the other one - I hadn't heard of it outside of this thread.

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