"Title: Watch a Movie Before Your Trip" Kansas Things to Do Tip by RoscoeGregg

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Kansas is well represented in some films. There is a lot of misrepresentation also. Many of the movies that are made about events that took place in Kansas a filmed in the American Mountain West.

Here is a list of films that I think capture some of the feel of Kansas. I recommend them to you before you come here. They do a pretty good job of giving you a feel of what Kansas was like in times past. They can ?get you in the mood? a bit.

Red River: What cattle drives were like

Dances With Wolves: The beginning of the trip west has a great sequence in a military post and settlers and natives interaction. Many of the most famous massacres of natives and settlers took place in Kansas. Some of the most frontier abductions took place in Kansas

Ride With The Devil: This little known film will give you a good sense of Kansas during the Bleeding Kansas days of the American Civil War.

In Cold Blood: A Gritty 50?s look at Kansas.

The Grapes Of Wrath: The dust bowl is a big part of Kansas history

Any Buster Keeton Film: He is from Kansas there is a Keeton Film Festival each year in Iola, Kansas

Any Louise Brooks Film: Also a Kansas native and very interesting. She was a real trend setter. You often see her signature hair style even today

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  • Updated Sep 18, 2011
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