N.C. Film Spots

12/08/2008 6:44 PM

12/08/2008 6:44 PM

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')." www.biltmore.com

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)." www.durhambulls.com.

Lake Lure: "Recall the days of `Dirty Dancing' during boat tours that help fans relive scenes from the 1987 dance classic." www.lakelure.com 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)."www.ortongardens.com

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