Transcript from Bless Me, Ultima
Charles Carrillo: The setting is a rural Hispanic village in eastern New Mexico, and the llano or the Llano Este Cavo [sp?] is the area in eastern New Mexico, which is full of stepped country. And we in New Mexico know of northern New Mexico, which is mountainous, and then we know of the llano part of New Mexico, which is the prairie, the open flatlands.
Cheech Marin: The llano was beautiful in the early morning, beautiful before the summer sun of August burned it dry. The mesquite bushes were green, and even the dagger yucca was stately as it pushed up the green stem that blossomed with white bell flowers. Jackrabbits bolted from shady thickets at the approach of the truck and bounded away into the rolling hills spotted with dark juniper trees. The sun grew very white and warm in the clear, azure sky.
Rudolfo Anaya: If you get a map of New Mexico and go to the eastern part to a little town named Santa Rosa, I was fortunate to grow up there, that’s my hometown, and probably the best childhood I could have had.