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Old 03-01-2021, 02:49 PM   #1
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Watched Nomadland last night, what a great movie for our timeline. I may not be able to directly relate to the circumstance portrayed in the movie, I can certainly see it revealed everywhere we go and it is saddening to see so many falling though the cracks. On the brightside, all the Quartzsite, California coast and Badland footage brought great memories to my wife and I.

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Old 03-02-2021, 03:37 PM   #2
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Watched Nomadland last night, what a great movie for our timeline. I may not be able to directly relate to the circumstance portrayed in the movie, I can certainly see it revealed everywhere we go and it is saddening to see so many falling though the cracks. On the brightside, all the Quartzsite, California coast and Badland footage brought great memories to my wife and I.

https://www.frommers.com/blogs/arthu...ming-locations
I read the book and saw the movie on Hulu. Both are great and disturbing.
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Yes, disturbing IS the word

Castaway people, homeless, more or less, grunting it out for survival. A positive spirit shown all around in the film, but the difficulties of that scratching existence temper the beautiful scenic backgrounds shown. I liked it well enough; the acting by walk-ons was good, Francis McDormand is commanding in her performance...........3 thumbs up....but disturbing none the less. As much as people connected to each other within the movie, there was some distance and separation evident. We all live in our own bubbles & babbles.


It should, or could, make you think some after seeing it.
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Pay to view or wait for it to show up on Netflix or Prime?
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Slab City is the stationary version.

https://roadtrippers.com/magazine/sl...fornia-desert/

Well worth a visit. Spend the night. You will be just fine.

We were there when Leonard Knight the creator of Salvation Mountain was still alive. He gave us a personal tour of his creation. He died in 2014.
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Pay to view or wait for it to show up on Netflix or Prime?



I believe it is only available now on HULU, or in some theaters.
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Thanks for the link and input.

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Slab City is the stationary version.

https://roadtrippers.com/magazine/sl...fornia-desert/

Well worth a visit. Spend the night. You will be just fine.

We were there when Leonard Knight the creator of Salvation Mountain was still alive. He gave us a personal tour of his creation. He died in 2014.

I'm interested in these sagas.
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I'm interested in these sagas.
It's an interesting place with history.

As I understand it, during WW-2 General Patton trained his troops here in preparation for the invasion of North Africa. Seems the sand in this part of the dessert is similar to the sands he would encounter in North Africa.

We don't travel much anymore but when we did we were constantly in search of the offbeat, the unusual. That's what brought us to The Slabs about in 2010-2012.

You will enjoy it. Lots of free camping. Interesting people.

Its not your typical KOA experience.
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Right now, I can't barely get out of Dodge

A couple of years past, with friends, we passed by Quartzite, in "high season" of February. I knew not to ask to stop, as they are a bit more persnickety than I.

And so it goes. But I did catch a brief, passing glimpse.



There be stories to hear there.
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Watched Nomadland last night, what a great movie for our timeline. I may not be able to directly relate to the circumstance portrayed in the movie, I can certainly see it revealed everywhere we go and it is saddening to see so many falling though the cracks. On the brightside, all the Quartzsite, California coast and Badland footage brought great memories to my wife and I.

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Loved the movie ! Will watch again too . Not to be missed . Pat
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The Desert Rose RV Park that was in Nomadland is also a real place, I cross Nevada several times a year so I often stop there, it's in Fernley. Nice little park!

The Slab City area was also featured in "Into the Wild", which is a great movie with some similar themes, and is worth a watch if you haven't seen it...
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Is also a disturbing movie. Heck, looking at the current news and events is too.
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Is also a disturbing movie. Heck, looking at the current news and events is too.
It is ,but it is also about grief . At the end when Fern is driving away down the road she decided to not settle anymore ,we believe.she could of again . Going to go and see what there is out there . We are going to watch the movie again . Loved seeing Bob Wells too and never knew he had lost his son . Pat
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Guess I don't need to watch the movie.
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Guess you won't.
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Glenn, lots to see . Pat
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I’ll watch “ground breaking” or “thought provoking”, even give “innovatively creative” a try....but “disturbing” is not usually something I volunteer for...
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I’ll watch “ground breaking” or “thought provoking”, even give “innovatively creative” a try....but “disturbing” is not usually something I volunteer for...
Many people get a different take on the movie . We really wouldn’t call it disturbing at all .If you don’t watch the movie your choice but lots to gain and we absolutely love Frances McDormand . As I said we are going watch again because sometimes you see things you missed the first time around . Besides the story beautifully shot . Pat
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Excellent movie, free on Hulu. A good depiction of what hardship can be put on people just by circumstance and a good portrayal of the strength of the human spirit. A good line ...”I am not homeless, I am house less.
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