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6. Starship Troopers/Location: Hell’s Half Acre, Wyoming

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In accordance with Verhoeven the movie’s message is “war makes fascists of us all and the director’s use of hyperbole, satire, and visual allusions to classic propaganda films like Triumph of the Will and Why We underscore the message.

The battle scenes that occur on the planet were shot at Hells Half Acre, Wyoming, which is situated the state’s second biggest city, outside of Casper. Hell’s Half Acre is a 40-mile escarpment constituted of rock formations, and deep ravines, caves, cliffs created by erosion and layered sediment. Also known as “The Pits of Hades and “The Demon’s Kitchen”,” the peculiar geological landform is the perfect stand-in for an alien planet.

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