At Least J.R. Wants to Be Shot in Dallas (Again)

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Like I wrote last week, TNT's coming to town this week (and good luck with all that) to see if its wants to shoot Dallas in Dallas, which I can't even believe is a question at this point. Neither can Larry Hagman, who was at an AARP dinner last night and offered his own hot sports opinions about where they should film the series. Says J.R.:
"They're still deciding where we're going to shoot it -- they're still dickering -- and they might make up their mind tomorrow. I'm not happy about it. We should shoot there. It's called Dallas, for goodness sake. Where the hell [else] should we shoot it? I can't believe this is even up for discussion. It's all about the hotels, the sets, all that stuff. Comes down to money. But I'd be less than thrilled if it was not shot there. I mean, come on, people -- it's called Dallas for a reason."
Mr. Ewing just made Janis Burklund's day.
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Katarina
Katarina

The series "Dallas" was created in Hollywood, and only exteriors were shot in the original series, except for Southfork Ranch, which is in Plano.

Interior sets were totally done in L.A. So, "Dallas" could be shot anywhere, since it's not really a creation by the writers of our city.

psvw
psvw

Of course the interiors were shot in Hollywood. That doesn't matter. The first half of every season was shot on location in Dallas, including the annual Oil Barron's Ball and numerous locations in and around downtown Dallas. Watch a rerun and it's easy to pick out the notable landmarks in the background.That's what people, including Hagman, are talking about and why the Film Commission wants it shot here.

Bartona104
Bartona104

He must've said "where the hell else"--but some transcriptionist doesn't speak Weatherford.

Robert Wilonsky
Robert Wilonsky

Good point. That quote was a mess, and I tried to clean it up. Missed that one. Thanks.

P1Steven
P1Steven

Where else would they do it? Houston? Austin? FT. Worth? I dont understand the issue either..

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