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Bill Leslie's Carolina Conversations

Tar Heel Cinema

Posted February 25, 2011 11:55 a.m. EST

With the Academy Awards coming up this weekend I thought it would be fun to reflect on movies with a North Carolina connection. What is your favorite film shot in North Carolina or relating to our state?

Cold Mountain in 2003 had seven Academy Award nominations. Even though it was filmed mostly in Romania the story was based primarily in North Carolina. That year Renee Zellweger won the Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.

The Last of the Mohicans had a 1992 Academy Awards nomination for Best Sound and it won for that category. Much of that film was shot in Western North Carolina.  It's long been one of my favorites. 

What are some of your NC cinematic favorites.