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Hatfields And McCoys Shoot It Up In Transylvania

There's a popular southern fiddle tune called The Big Sandy named after the actual river that divides West Virginia and Kentucky.

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And that's the geographical setting for the famous and bloody feud between the Hatfields and the McCoys.

Last night at the Emmy's, the History Channel won several honors for its miniseries "Hatfields and McCoys."

So do you know where the filming took place for this 19th century American drama?'

The horses, guns and actors in this story of honor and revenge travelled a long way from the Appalachian Mountains.

The film was shot in the shadow of the southern Carpathians in a region known for its medieval castles, monasteries, and — dare we say it — vampires.

Can you name the country?

Kevin Costner has won Lead Actor for his work on "Hatfields & McCoys."

The TV mini-series for the History Channel is based on one of the most famous blood feuds in American history.

Costner accepted the award saying: "This didn't really figure to happen, in fact we had to go all the way to Romania to film this very American story. I'd like to thank that film community for helping us, in Bucharest."

Romania is the answer to our Quiz.

Bogdan Moncea is marketing director for Castel Films, a movie production company based outside Bucharest that helped produce the series for the History Channel. He tells The World the experience of shooting Hatfields and McCoys in Transylvania illustrates how Romania is fast becoming a new Hollywood.

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