Not So Sweet 16 for Delores Claiborne

Posted: March 24, 2011

It was on this day in 1995 that Tony Gilroy’s big screen adaptation of Stephen King’s best-selling novel "Delores Claiborne" premiered in theatres.  Taylor Hackford directed Oscar Winner Kathy Bates in the title role along with Jennifer Jason Leigh, David Strathairn and Christopher Plummer

Shot on location all over Nova Scotia - places from Wolfville to Digby, Bedford to Blue Rocks, from the Courthouse in Mahone Bay to the victim Vera Donavan’s house in Chester – all of them and more spots too doubling for Maine – as is the setting for most of King’s novels.

Dark and menacing though the movie may be – it is great to see the beautiful scenery here in Nova Scotia.  You should rent it again and watch for places you know, but “oh my gravy”…don’t get scared now! SABS

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SABS ps...

We should make mention of another 'Maine' event - shooting in Nova Scotia starting April 1/11...the Syfy/Showcase Original Haven based on Stephen King's "The Colorado Kid". Stay tuned for all the Haven happenings

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SABS Take 2 Trivia Notes

Author Stephen King wrote the character of Dolores with Kathy Bates in mind. Bates had impressed the author after meeting him on the set of Misery (1990). Source IMDB.com

While filming the scene on the ferry between Dolores and Selena, Jennifer Jason Leigh became seasick. A student from the local high school was pulled out of class to act as a stand-in.  FYI - They used the Long Island Ferry in Digby County. Source IMDB.com

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