|DVD Time Code = 01 28 42|
|Location: Calgary, AB, 913 18th Avenue NW|
|GPS: 51d 4m 7.44s -114d 4m 55.74s|
|Map / Satellite Image: Google Link|
|Site Name: Monroe’s House (Exterior)|
Why were different houses used for the exterior and interior shots of Monroe and Alma’s home? We do not know. Some buildings in the film (the Signal Bar and Newsome Farm Equipment, for instance) were used for both interior and exterior scenes. Other scenes, such as this one and the Childress Dance Hall, use entirely different interior and exterior locations.
One possible explanation is that unlike the house used for the interior shots, this building has a covered front porch which gave Alma Jr. a place to wait outside for her father later in the film. It seems that Ennis was reluctant to go back inside after his Thanksgiving quarrel with Alma.
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Revised 25 February 2014