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Poll: Scenery Shots: the Desert

Movies or TV shows can often take advantage of the natural beauty of their settings to create great cinematography: this is what the TV Tropes site calls "scenery porn". It can be used in great films or shows, but even more mediocre fare can get a great boost with use of this. In this poll, we're looking at the stark beauty of desert landscapes. Which do you think showcases this the best?

Discuss here.

Make Your Choice

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    Dahong Ni and Ni Yan in A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop (2009)

    Gansu Province, Western China
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    Bryan Cranston in Breaking Bad (2008)

    New Mexico
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    The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2005)

    West Texas
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    Diane Kruger in The Bridge (2013)

    West Texas and Chihuahua
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    Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, and Eli Wallach in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)

    Set in the American West, but filmed in the deserts of Andalucia, Spain
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    Hugh Jackman in Australia (2008)

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    Peter O'Toole and Zia Mohyeddin in Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

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    Rodrigo de la Serna and Gael García Bernal in The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)

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    West Texas
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    The Mummy Returns (2001)

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    Ralph Fiennes and Kristin Scott Thomas in The English Patient (1996)

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    Babel (2006)

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    Monty Jordan in Capricorn One (1977)

    Imperial Valley, California
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    Russell Crowe, Christian Bale, Peter Fonda, Alan Tudyk, and Dallas Roberts in 3:10 to Yuma (2007)

    Set in Arizona, but filmed in New Mexico
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    With his downed plane looming ominously in the background, Towns (Dennis Quaid) searches for a missing passenger.

    Set in Mongolia, filmed in Namibia
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    Viggo Mortensen, Adam Alexi-Malle, and Peter Mensah in Hidalgo (2004)

    Set in the Arabian Peninsula, filmed in Morocco or the US (?)
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    Day of the Falcon (2011)

    Set in Arabian Peninsula, filmed in Tunisia or Qatar (?)
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    Jackie Chan and Jet Li in The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)

    Gobi Desert, China
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    Reese Witherspoon, Sarel Bok, and Ethan Embry in A Far Off Place (1993)

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    Stanley Baker and Susannah York in Sands of the Kalahari (1965)

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    The Way Back (2010)

    Set in Mongolia, filmed in Morocco
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    Kelly Reno and Cass-Olé in The Black Stallion Returns (1983)

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    Mia Wasikowska and Adam Driver in Tracks (2013)

    South Australia
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    Jenny Agutter, David Gulpilil, and Luc Roeg in Walkabout (1971)

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    Everlyn Sampi, Tianna Sansbury and Laura Monagan

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    The Proposition (2005)

    Queensland, Australia

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