Talk:The Milagro Beanfield War

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Themes[edit]

Someone could rewrite this section to be more neutral in tone. Using words like "brilliant" and ""very real" make it sound like a movie review.TheRingess 22:58, 24 December 2005 (UTC)

Debut[edit]

The film was Robert Redford's directorial debut in full length filmmaking. Was Ordinary People a short? Scott197827 27/2/2006

Movie Poster Image[edit]

This article had no poster image, so I added one. Unfortunately, the version of the original movie poster I retrieved from impawards.com is not the best quality. It's okay, but there are visible creases and a ratings tag. If someone could find a better version of this image I would appreciate the help. Reimelt 20:05, 7 July 2006 (UTC)

Novel[edit]

Why don't we have a page for the novel? I mean, the movie's nice, but the novel is utter brilliance (in my opinion, anyway).

There needs to be more on the novel, but the novel sucks as does the movie. If the law acted with in the beginning, the town would have not reacted as believed. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.10.90.194 (talk) 00:16, 4 May 2008 (UTC)

Location[edit]

It says here that the town of Milagro is fictional. Although I never visited, I can tell you that on I-40 in New Mexico -- between Santa Rosa and Clines Corners -- there is an exit sign that says Milagro. Does anyone know if this sign was perhaps put up after the movie?

  • The movie was filmed in Truchas, NM, in a whole other part of the State from Santa Rosa and Clines Corners. The book is clearly set somewhere in [Northern New Mexico], close to Taos, and the town described therein is completely fictional. Murcielago 23:13, 4 June 2007 (UTC)
  • That's not what I asked, but thanks anyway.

Fair use rationale for Image:Milagroimage882.jpg[edit]

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Fair use rationale for Image:Milagroimage882.jpg[edit]

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Not Fictional[edit]

I heard that the town of Milagro is actually Questa. That the story is based on the early life of Joe Cisneros.javascript:insertTags('70.57.250.216 (talk) 05:40, 25 January 2010 (UTC)',,)

Again not fictional[edit]

An extremely important point regarding a very real event that is strikingly similar to the movie has not been mentioned at all and should be. In fact, I think it should be one of the points of the article regarding the actual historical background of the movie. In 1967 in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, at the Rio Arriba County county seat of Tierra Amarilla near the town of Trucha where the movie was filmed, there was a local revolt over Hispanic property rights where the New Mexico National Guard, local police, and New Mexico State Police were called in and several people were shot and wounded and hostages taken. See the following Wikipedia articles:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tierra_Amarilla,_New_Mexico#Courthouse_raid

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alianza_Federal_de_Mercedes

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reies_Tijerina

I think it would be appropriate to incorporate this added historical importance to the articles about the movie. I don't have any evidence to back it up, but the author of the story the movie is based on must have known about the activities of Reies Tijerina.

Linstrum (talk) 18:08, 18 June 2013 (UTC)