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Posted: Tuesday, Feb. 03, 2009

N.C. Film Spots

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Connie Nelson, with Floyd Harris, is co-author of "Film Junkie's Guide to North Carolina" ($16.95, John F. Blair). These are among her favorite N.C. movie locales:

Buckner Hill Plantation, Faison: "From pecan tree-lined lawn to the bedrooms and kitchen, this antebellum mansion is Pecan Grove in `Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood.' "www.carolina

Biltmore Estate, Asheville: "Has hosted serial killers (`Hannibal'), presidents (`My Fellow Americans'), millionaires (`Mr. Destiny'; `Richie Rich') and detectives (`Being There' and `Private Eyes')."

Durham Athletic Park, Durham: "Historic ballpark debuted in `Bull Durham,' the sports film classic starring Kevin Costner (Crash Davis), Susan Sarandon (Annie Savoy), and Tim Robbins (Nuke LaLoosh)."

Lake Lure: "Recall the days of `Dirty Dancing' during boat tours that help fans relive scenes from the 1987 dance classic." Orton Plantation, Winnabow:

" `Firestarter' sparked more than 40 film/TV credits, including `Crimes of the Heart' (where Babe shot Zack), `Ya-Ya Sisterhood'(Cajun party scene), and `A Walk to Remember'(wedding chapel)."

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