Winter’s Bone, I don’t get you. I know you’re Indie, and nominated, and brooding in a backwoodsy kinda way, but I just don’t think it’s going to work out. And that’s a shame. On paper, you’re everything I look for in a movie — dark and simmering with a touch of hillbilly. But if you sent me a friend request, I would only give you limited access. I feel that strongly. Please don’t take this the wrong way. It’s not me, it’s you.
But it’s not about us now is it? It’s about the location. And here are the details for the final nominee:
Best Picture Oscar — Location Showdown — Nominee #9: Winter’s Bone
Primary Location: Branson, Missouri
Prettiness Factor: Hmmm. It ain’t pretty at all. The film captures Ozark mountain life at its most bleak and depressing, so in that respect, I guess it succeeds. It’s the type of movie where you keep expecting to see “Blair Witch” sticks. And lots of banjos.
Winter’s Bone: A Novel — Before it was a movie, it was a book. Apparently a pretty good one. Maybe one of these days I’ll get around to reading it.
Winter’s Bone — The movie. You can rent it if the long-term committment of ownership is not for you.
MissouriOzarks.org — All Ozarks, all the time. Get your tourist info fill here.
Branson.com — If you favour Yakof Smirnov and outlet malls over mountain madness, then checkout Branson’s website. It’s a Country & Western Vegas nowadays. And a D-list delight.
SoberForever.net — If you’re a meth-head in Missouri, or know someone who is, then click here for help.
And here’s the real trailer park boys…