Orson Welles' The Magnificent Ambersons is set in Indianapolis.
A History of Violence was based in the fictional town of Millbrook Indiana
Terror squad (an 80's movie) was shot in Kokomo.
The first season of "Saved by the Bell" was set in Indy, but the show was called "Good Morning, Miss Bliss" then.
Forgot about "Winning" with Paul Newman - about the Indy 500.
And my brother-in-law reminded me that "Brian's Song" was mostly shot in Rensselaer, IN - when he (my bnl) was at St. Joe's.
"Friendly Persuasion" with Gary Cooper was based on a Jessamyn West novel, set in Indiana. West was from Indiana, and also wrote a book about the Fall Creek Massacre.
Which is impossible to read. Henry James-esque, polychromatic crap.Quote:
the Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Indianapolis native Booth Tarkington,
The life of this troubled Hollywood beauty:
Includes several year in Indianapolis and Lafayette, and have been depicted at least twice in movies.
I love Breaking Away.
When I lived in Loogootee, when I played baseball in high school we played Jasper in Huntingburg where parts of "A League of Their Own" was filmed.
At the time I was a freshman, so I thought it was cool to drink out of the same water fountain in the dugout that Tom Hanks did.
It's a really nice ballpark, and we enjoyed playing there. They have a lot of posters and memorabilia inside the concourses. The best part about League Stadium is that it was only built in 1996, but looks decades older than it is. Most of the grandstands area came from the Fulton County Stadium after Turner Field in Atlanta was built. Truly a classy ballpark.
"Madison" was filmed in Indiana... in Madison and surrounding areas.
An American Crime with Ellen Page takes place in Indianapolis. Supposedly the real-world events happened a stone's throw away from my ex's father's work.
I saw part of the Mel Gibson movie "What Women Want" this morning. At one point he is dancing around his apartment (before trying on the pantyhose and wonderbra). On one wall was a round decorative piece in yellow and white with the words Indiana...Eli...Penobscot...and Skidrow...and 92 on it. The piece has nothing to do with the movie other than as a decoration in his apartment.
IIRC the original tv series The Fugitive was originally set in Indiana.
In the Blues Brothers movie Matt Guitar Murphy mentions 'the cabbage roll at the Terre Haute Federal Pen'.
Francis Farmer? She ended up doing a stint on Channel 6 hostessing a late afternoon movie program.
Back in the late 70's early 80's they were filming a movie in Greenfield about a small town sheriff. I cannot for the life of me remember who the actor was....I wanna say Forrest Tucker but no, it wasn't him. At one point the sheriff was supposed to be at the hospital to see someone who was dying. My dad was there following a massive heart attack and they used his monitor and actual EKG in the movie.
I've never saw the movie (swear on my life), but my GF tells me that Justin Long's (the guy who represents Apple in the Apple Vs. PC commercials) character Valentine's Day is from Muncie. She said they continually crack jokes on him about being a hick, and being out of the loop.
Terre Haute is destroyed by cheese mold in the Steve Martin film Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid.
In 'Uncle Buck', Buck's sister-in-law's father is sick in Indianapolis.