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Ivividly remember the excitement that surrounded the filming of the 1973 movie White Lightning. My grandparents lived in Benton, and key parts of the movie starring Burt Reynolds were being shot in Saline County. Reynolds had attracted nationwide attention the previous year for his breakout role in the movie Deliverance and his nude photo spread in the April 1972 issue of Cosmopolitan.

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Editorial, Pages 21 on 02/13/2013

Print Headline: Arkansas’ big-screen moment

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  • Morgancub
    February 13, 2013 at 3:57 p.m.

    not one mention of the Billy Bob Thorton movies ??? I thought they were great.. Perhaps they were too real in subject matter & casting !!

  • Populist
    February 13, 2013 at 4:21 p.m.

    I've never really gotten over the fact that the original True Grit was filmed in Colorado. It is very upsetting to see all the aspens which should not be there. At least one Arkie, Glen Campbell, was in the picture.