The Film "The Proposal" - or Rockport, MA posing as Sitka, Alaska
For a couple of weeks in April of 2008, Rockport, MA became Sitka, Alaska. Disney's film crews crawled all over the town changing signs, repainting old buildings in the center of town, and blocking streets. Not a big deal since tourist season doesn't really get started until just before Memorial Day but it was interesting to haer the stories from retailers about how Sandra Bullock and her husband shopped here and Ryan Reynolds and his future wife back then, Scarlett Johansson had stopped at the grocery store and loaded two carts with over $500 worth of food.
I will go to see the film if for any reason than to see Rockport with a huge mountain range dropped in behind it. I've never been to Alaska but my husband had and he thinks Rockport looks nothing like Sitka. For your entertainment I have included my photos of Rockport during filming that I managed to grab in and around shooting. Take a look and let me know if you agree with my husband. I've included a link to the trailer for you plus the one of the many newspapers articles about the filming. I hope you enjoy.
- Disney begins filming on ‘The Proposal’ - Rockport, MA - Wicked Local Rockport
local paper link to article.
Link to film trailer et. al. from myspace.
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