Legends of the Fall starring Brad Pitt: that wasn’t Montana – it was Alberta!

Brad Pitt - Legends of the Fall

Brad Pitt – Legends of the Fall

Calgary, Alberta- The skilled labour, tax breaks and the spectacular scenery of Alberta have made it a mecca for ‘western’ film shoots, including Legends of the Fall, the 1994 Oscar-winning film starring Brad Pitt and Anthony Hopkins. For the role of Tristine in epic tale of three brothers raised by their father in the wilderness in the early 1900’s, Pitt is said to have had to learn how to ride. He must have taken to it. He was back to Alberta in 2005 for the filming of the Assassination of Jesse James. The Legends WWI scenes were filmed just north of Calgary and included serviceman from the Canadian forces to work with the locally-recruited extras. Filming was also done in British Columbia. The Assassination of Jesse James, a story set in Missouri, was filmed in the McKinnon Flats (southwest of Calgary) in Kananaskis, on private ranches, at the Fairmont Palliser Hotel and Heritage Park in Calgary, and in Edmonton and Winnipeg. At one point the crew reportedly recreated a Colorado town near Canmore, Alberta at a cost of $1 million dollars.

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Morley, Alberta


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