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2012-08-02 08:32:48 PM
At least Maine's wasn't Welcome to Mooseport.
 
2012-08-02 08:36:07 PM

Gunny Highway: Rhode Island isnt on the list. Outside Providence would be my pick.


That's a great movie.
 
2012-08-02 08:53:38 PM

Lunchlady: John Buck 41: Lunchlady: One Bad Apple: HaywoodJablonski: Should Maryland be "The Blair Witch Project?"

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"Jumanji" is the best NH can get ?


Also "Witches of Eastwick" for CT

I'm the only one arguing for "On Golden Pond" with NH. Even though I don't think the state is ever mentioned it was filmed in NH so I say it should count.

Maine has 3x as many loons as NH.

Loon Gap!


That phrase is gonna go over the heads of anyone under 40.
 
2012-08-02 08:55:55 PM

NuclearPenguins: At least Maine's wasn't Welcome to Mooseport.


The Gene Hackman and someone movie? Was it that bad?
 
2012-08-02 09:35:56 PM
Though the state is not explicitly stated in the movie, the choice for Delaware should be Fight Club.

And I'm cool with Coal Miner's Daughter for Kentucky. I'd have gone for "Nashville" over "The Evil Dead" for Tennessee, however.
 
2012-08-02 09:47:57 PM

sychosyd_28: I hereby nominate "Escanaba in da Moonlight" to represent the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, which is missing from this map.

If anybody else knows of any other movie whatsoever about the U.P., I'm open to suggestions. But good luck with that.

// No, "UP" doesn't count.


Hmm, a resident of Chelsea, MI promoting "Escanaba in da Moonlight." Jeff Daniels, is that you?
 
2012-08-02 10:27:52 PM
Ohio = Heathers

Across the border, if you don't want Strange Brew, you could also go with Canadian Bacon. Can't think of anything to use outside of Ontario. Funny since so many movies are filmed in BC.
 
2012-08-02 10:46:22 PM
Connecticut should be either "All about Eve", a film classic, or "Beetlejuice", cult classic, just imo.
 
2012-08-02 11:33:56 PM
I think the setting for the next Star Wars film should be New Hampshire.
 
2012-08-03 12:17:40 AM

Mateorocks: Diner > Pecker


Came in to say this, pretty much. Though if they wanted to go with John Waters, why not Hairspray (the original, not the crappy new one)?

/Lived across the street from the movie theater in Diner
//Steve Gutenberg visited our house
///CSS
 
2012-08-03 12:29:33 AM

Polish Hussar: Hmm, a resident of Chelsea, MI promoting "Escanaba in da Moonlight." Jeff Daniels, is that you?


Heh, good call. But no.

Although in a roundabout way, Jeff Daniels is the reason I've ended up in Chelsea... Mrs. sychosyd_28 started her professional theatre career at the Purple Rose, so we moved here for that and have been around ever since.

So I guess I'm really promoting "Escanaba in da Moonlight" because I've had beers with just about everybody who's in it. Gotta represent...
 
2012-08-03 01:13:27 AM

IamSoSmart_S_M_R_T: thecpt:

surprised it wasn't an m night shamalan movie. Happy it wasn't, even happier that it wasn't Philadelphia.

Thank God for that! The Deer Hunter would've been another good choice.


My willing suspension of disbelief walked out of the theater during "Deer Hunter" when the Rockies did a stand-in for the Appalachians

"Slapshot" for western PA. "Molly Maguires" for eastern PA. "Sixth Sense" for Philly..
 
2012-08-03 01:35:10 AM

Bongo Blue: The Tao of Steve for New Mexico?
More like Ron Howards "Missing"
their descendents are still living here.
Texas should be Peckinpah's "the Getaway". Saw too many style simularities with what they choose.

/kids!


or

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-08-03 02:05:31 AM

Mateorocks: Diner > Pecker


Maybe so, but then we wouldn't have states easy to misread as "Rocket Pecker".
 
2012-08-03 05:02:30 AM

sychosyd_28: I hereby nominate "Escanaba in da Moonlight" to represent the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, which is missing from this map.

If anybody else knows of any other movie whatsoever about the U.P., I'm open to suggestions. But good luck with that.

// No, "UP" doesn't count.


A Place In Time was filmed on Mackinac Island
 
2012-08-03 09:27:39 AM
Michigan should have more than one film. As is, 8 mile is not one of them, any of the other mentioned choices would be better. You also need a film for the upper peninsula, which was left off the map.

Escanaba in da moonlight for da U.P.
 
2012-08-03 09:57:48 AM
I'm happy with Coal-Miner's Daughter for KY. Better than Secretariat or Seabiscuit, but either of those would have been fine.

/Anything but Elizabethtown
 
2012-08-03 10:56:55 AM

Faddy: Change Vermont to Dead Poets' Society for me.


That was filmed in Delaware; was it set in Vermont? I can't remember.

I'm from a Philadelphia family, and grew up in EPA, but I whole-heartedly agree with "Groundhog Day" over "Rocky."
 
2012-08-03 11:19:30 AM
I think Mass should have The Departed rather than Good Will Hunting. And I do like Stepford Wives for CT.
 
2012-08-03 01:03:45 PM

Crewmannumber6: SurfaceTension: The_Sponge: SurfaceTension: No Deliverance for West Virgina?


IIRC, Deliverance takes place in Georgia.

It was filmed in Georgia, but is set in West Virginia.

That's not the way I remember it. In the book I'm pretty sure it was Georgia. And there HAS to be a better pick for Ohio than Tommy Boy. I'd even accept The People vs Larry Flynt and I hated that movie.


You shut your whore mouth. Tommy Boy is one of my favorite movies of all time.

/TOMMY JUST SOLD A HALF A MILLION BRAKE PADS!
 
2012-08-03 10:03:23 PM

msupf: Michigan should have more than one film. As is, 8 mile is not one of them, any of the other mentioned choices would be better. You also need a film for the upper peninsula, which was left off the map.

Escanaba in da moonlight for da U.P.


I think Eminem is very good, and underrated in some ways, despite the fact that I'm not a rap fan. There's at least a kind of brutal, psychological honesty in what he does, I think.

8 Mile is an example of that, and it puts a spotlight on Detroit in a less comic way than Robocop did.... but it was honestly a movie that showcased Detroit in its brutal & decaying ugliness & awesomeness. When my wife asked if Detroit is really like that, I said yes. Sure, it's a movie, but it also hits painfully close to the mark in many ways.

I don't care for rap, but I like aspects of what Eminem does because he doesn't spare himself. I like 8 Mile for what it is. It's unflinching in its perspective about Detroit. That's the brilliance about Eminem, and the brilliance of 8 Mile. It's not really pleasant. And even if Eminem is the "hero", it's a Detroit hero... still stuck in a kind of hell. It's an admirable movie, I think. Underrated because Eminem is bigger than Jeebus in many ways, and that eclipses the art of what he does.

/haha, loved how Eminem got that guy in the end with the thing about where the other guy went to school. That's awesome, but maybe you'd miss it if you don't know Metro Detroit.
 
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