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Filson Field Bags in Film: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (Eastwood 1997)

Posted on: June 21st, 2009 by Lesli Larson
Bridle leather shoulder strap

Friend Vaughn W. (of bike collection fame) sent me these cameo views of a Filson Medium Field Bag from the film, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (Eastwood 1997). Aside from the bag and Johnny Mercer/jazz soundtrack, I don’t remember much about the movie itself. Worth revisiting?



    i’m pretty sure that in “blow” johnny depp as george jung was carrying around a filson rucksack. i remember wondering if that bag was authentic to the film’s period. i tried to find a picture online to verify but was not able, so this might not be correct.

  2. Lesli Larson on

    Hmm. I had planned to skip that movie but I’ll have to check it out now. Filson rucsacks (in their current form) were a late 80s/early 90s creation, I believe (Filson experts, let me know).


    i’ve been buying filson since i was a kid. i don’t remember seeing that in their catalog until the late ’90s and that’s why it look weird to me, but i thought maybe it was a re-introduced product. as far as the movie goes, i would skip it – it was terrible.

  4. Alaskatux on

    Yes, late 80’s would be appx.

  5. Kansas_Kate on

    Early in the film “The Interpreter” Nicole Kidman carries a similar bag during an evacuation and when she comes back later to pick up her flute which she left in the sound booth. Anyone know the make/style?

  6. Kansas_Kate on

    Ok, so to answer my own question…

    In “The interpreter” Kidman carries a Belstaff “Colonial 556” bag. The bag belonging to her French journalist friend looks like it might be a FIlson “Large Briefcase/Computer 257” bag in the otter color.

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