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Cacti in film scenes and plots (non documentary)

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I often come up with nice scenes of cacti as ornamentals and as part of the landscape in films, from time to time, but haven't taken notes. 

There are several fims that take place or are filmed in texas, arizona, mexico that feature cacti at least in some landscape "photographic" passing through the desert scene. 

 

I thought it might be a cool idea to note here cacti references, appearances and even more exciting cacti in film's plots. But lets leave major spoilers out, will we? 

 

Todays's entry, now that's its fresh, is Criminal minds episode 7.18 : It takes place in Arizona apart from some landscape shots , we got a significant character that owns a nursery in which we see her, in one scene to load a biggy Pachycereus pringlei to a truck. 

 

Another film that features rather an Oreocereus or Eulychnia, is the japanese Naked blood (1996) . This is a sci-fi splatter horror film, which is significant cacti-wise as they play a minor role in the plot too. This is an interesting low-budget shocker that is recommended for the horror completist. 

 

I am quite sure that Breaking Bad series had a couple episodes with cacti in the desert. at least one with some very nice scenes, I think I remember, but that was years ago.

 

So, chime in if you find interesting this game, and lets make a list 

 

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Crystal fairy and the magical cactus

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I'll just leave this here shall I? ;) 

 

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Manuale d'amore 2. Caught this on SBS some 8-9 years ago. This was actually how I found out people grow these for the fruits.

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criminal minds ep 8.15   ... in a gay-rehabilitation center, in Texas, next to the wooden sign there seems to be a Trichocereus or something 

 

 

 

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the very ozzie wolf creek series finale, ep. 6 has multiple cacti appearances among them a nice flowering patch of trichos and some (seemingly tricho)  flowers are offered at a funeral ceremony, 

 

here are couple screenshots

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I was reading up a bit about Seinfeld, havent seen it, but its seems pretty promising. 

 

I will also probably see seven psychopaths (director seems especially promising)  and crystal fairy tonight

 

Also what do you think the columnar cacti are in the chase scene in Once upon a time in mexico? is it cereus or trichocereus? Just watched it again in the other thread... 

 

well there it is again - watch from 2.25 

 

 

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I think they may have been Stenocereus in that chase seen ? not sure tho.  Here is a shot from fear and loathing

 

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On 11/12/2016 at 3:37 AM, sagiXsagi said:

I was reading up a bit about Seinfeld, havent seen it, but its seems pretty promising. 

 

I will also probably see seven psychopaths (director seems especially promising)  and crystal fairy tonight

 

Also what do you think the columnar cacti are in the chase scene in Once upon a time in mexico? is it cereus or trichocereus? Just watched it again in the other thread... 

 

well there it is again - watch from 2.25 

 

 

 

Pachycereus marginatus

 

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