Films Set in Alaska ... Aren't
- The idea of a vampire movie set in Barrow, Alaska, the northernmost city in the United States, where darkness sets in for weeks on end each winter, was chilling.Only 30 Days of Night wasn't really showing Barrow. It was filmed in the land of hobbits and sheep: New Zealand. And you remember that daring rescue in the Kevin Costner film about the Coast Guard, The Guardian, purported to take place 100 miles off the coast of Alaska? Actually, it was off the coast of Shreveport, La. (Which I would have picked as about the last place in the United States that could double for Alaska.) And in the upcoming Sandra Bullock film about Sitka, Alaska, you'll likely be seeing beautiful Massachusetts.