Interest in film climbs
Moviegoers at Fridays opening of Mr. & Mrs. Smith may not have recognized Glenwood Canyon in a climbing scene, but they know they liked the action-adventure.It was really good exciting and very funny, said Sandy Grosjean, who attended the afternoon matinee at Movieland in El Jebel with her daughter, Nicole, a recent graduate of Bridges High School. I didnt know it was the canyon, but if it was, it was in the climbing scene with two girls.Partial filming of the adventure climbing sequence in Mr. & Mrs. Smith took place in March 2004 at the Hanging Lake tunnels in Glenwood Canyon. The sexy action film, which Doug Liman of Bourne Identity fame directed, stars Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie as married assassins hired to kill each other.I already knew about the filming but I didnt notice the canyon. Maybe it was the climbing scene? said Amber Moore, a 16-year-old former Alpine Christian Academy student who will be moving to Florida this summer. I thought I heard it was a road scene.Tyler Gillespie, Moores 19-year-old companion at Fridays showing, wasnt sure which scene was filmed in the canyon.I thought maybe it was the desert scene, but that part wasnt it, Gillespie said. I really wanted to see it for the plot it looked good.Although Jolie plays one of the climbing scenes characters, she did not visit Glenwood while shooting the film. Only crews and stunt doubles were on site.The June 2004 cover of Production Update magazine, a trade publication for producers, directors, production managers, gaffers, grips and film engineers, featured cameraman Kent Harvey 400 feet above Interstate 70 during the technical canyon shoot.Contact April E. Clark: 945-8515, ext. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Interstate 70 through Glenwood Canyon closed around 9 p.m. Thursday for a flash flood warning.