(Closed) Friday Fun… your state's most iconic movie

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Do you agree?
    Yes : (27 votes)
    23 %
    No : (89 votes)
    75 %
    Other : (3 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 47
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Oh gawd…”Fargo” for ND. Yeah, it’s accurate since no one wants to come here to film a movie, but we seriously don’t talk like that. SMH.

    Post # 49
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    I live in MA now and definitely agree with The Departed (although Gone Baby Gone is a very close second). I’m from New Husband, though, and had no idea Lolita was supposedly set there. Weird. I would have picked Jumanji or something Adam Sandler.

    Post # 51
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Re – Texas.

    “For a Few Dollars More” (1965) is another Clint Eastwood “Spaghetti Western”… just like “The Good, The Bad & The Ugly” (see my comments in Reply # 35).

    So not even filmed in Texas

    Sad, cause soooo many great movies have been made in this State and feature it so well on screen.

    “Giant” (1956) an Epic comes to mind… which starred Elizabeth Taylor & Rock Hudson, and was the last film ever made by James Dean should be the winner hands down IMO

    Giant’s plot is so epic… that the storyline was “borrowed” to make the very successful Tv show “Dallas” in the 1970s

     

    Post # 53
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Gone With the Wind is an obvious one for Georgia…but I can’t drive up to the mountains without thinking of Deliverance and hearing that creepy banjo tune play in my head.

    Post # 54
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    Nah. For California, I would say: 

    Vertigo

    Clueless

    The Graduate

    Post # 55
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I definitely don’t think of Washington when I think of the movie 50/50..frankly I didn’t even remember it was supposed to be set here.  It wasn’t filmed here.  

    Post # 56
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Jesus.  How did Rocky get skipped ???  Most recently for Philly would be Silver Linings Playbook.  Majority was filmed about 10 minutes from my house. 

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Post # 57
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    Silence of the Lambs for MD?  

    I would go with Wedding Crashers.  “Crabcakes and football – that’ what Maryland does!”

    I second whoever said Christmas Story for Cleveland.  The Christmas Story house is a landmark here!

    Post # 58
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    @vermonster:  Mr. Deeds was actually set in New Hampshire, I don’t know why they would even pick it for VT!

    And I didn’t even think of Good Will Hunting – you’re right; I think that’s better than The Departed,

    Post # 59
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @This Time Round:  “North by Northwest” – just in case anyone wants to watch this great film. 🙂

    Post # 60
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

    Iowa got “The Straight Story” I’ve never even heard of this movie.  I think our iconic movie would either be “Bridges of Madison County”, “Field of Dreams” or “Twister” since all were filmed here.

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