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Movie City | Portland

Posted March 24, 2010 to photo album "Movie City | Portland"

Portland | A Place of Inspiration
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Portland | A Place of Inspiration

Portland | A Place of Inspiration

In recent years, Portland has become a hotbed of indie culture in music, literature art, and especially film. Focus filmmakers, like Gus Van Sant (Milk) and Todd Haynes (Far From Heaven) live there, and Laika Studio, which produced the stop-motion animation Coraline, is headquartered in Portland. What makes Portland so inspirational? Gus Van Sant, whom Governor Ted Kulongoski recently heralded as “a true Oregon artist,” finds being away from LA and Hollywood essential: “If you're here, you have a different point of view of life.”