Movies 'Based' in New Mexico, but not made in NM. Why do they do that? Find out why New Mexico has starred 'as' Canada, Texas, Wyoming, Russia, Morocco, Sudan, and even Egypt over the years. Lately, it seems that our terrain is similar enough to Afghanistan that filmmakers have made movies here, where NM stands in as that country and other Middle Eastern place as well. This course will consist of three feature movies, said to be taking place in New Mexico, but without anyone involved with the production setting foot in the state. Films will be chosen from a fairly long list of such pictures including 'The Desert Song', 'Them', 'Charlie Varrick', 'Rat Race', 'The Leopard Man', 'Albuquerque', 'Gun Crazy', 'Truth or Consequences, NM', 'High Noon', 'Hondo', "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly', 'Stalking Moon', and a host of others. A discussion will precede each film that is shown. Learn about some of the things that lead filmmakers to locate their films where they are not, along with a bit of New Mexico's extensive film history.