New Mexico Subs For Arizona In Sicario

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Sicario has become one of my recent favorite movies. The story mostly takes place in Phoenix, Arizona but it was filmed in New Mexico.

The film starts in Chandler, Arizona where I grew up. Seeing the image of the west side of Albuquerque, with the Sandia mountains in the background, substitute for Chandler was funny. I thought Chandler was a odd choice, as it’s a much bigger town than what they are trying to portray. Maybe farther east like Florence would have been a better choice.

None of this bothered me. I wish I would have been able to work on Sicario in some capacity but I was just starting out in the film business when this was being made.

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