Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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November 29, 2012

W.Va.-set 'BUCKWILD' series debuts Jan. 3 on MTV

Show denied tax credits over concerns about negative state portrayal


In 2002, public outcry prompted CBS to drop plans for "The Real Beverly Hillbillies," which was to feature residents of rural Appalachia plunked down in the middle of Beverly Hills. A year later, the horror film "Wrong Turn," shot in Canada, was set in a hypothetical West Virginia, where cannibalistic mountain men terrorized lost tourists.

And in 2008, state leaders responded vehemently when a casting company looked to West Virginia for extras to play inbred degenerates.

On the upside, though, was last year's Paramount Pictures blockbuster "Super 8." It was set in Weirton, the same town used for some scenes in the classic Vietnam film "The Deer Hunter."

The 2004 film "Win a Date with Tad Hamilton" was partially shot in Fayetteville, which stood in for the Putnam County town of Frazier's Bottom, where the script was set.



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