So poor Heath Ledger is dead. A terrible, sad end for a prodigious talent.
Since I tend to be interested in Film Locations and the remarkable economic impacts of film production, it’s worth recalling one of Heath’s most remarkable achievements; boosting tourismto a setting where filming didn’t actually take place.
Fans of Brokeback Mountain don’t seem to care the movie was actually filmed in Canada. They want the Wyoming experience. The Wyoming Business Council’s travel and tourism department has received hundreds of calls asking about scenery in the movie, which is based on Pulitzer Prize-winner Annie Proulx’s short story about two gay Wyoming cowboys.