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

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Do you agree?
    Yes : (27 votes)
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    No : (89 votes)
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  • Post # 92
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    California: American Graffiti, So I married an Axe Murderer, Vertigo

    Netherlands: Girl with a Pearl Earring

    Post # 93
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    Any of Kevin Smith’s movies.

    Post # 94
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    Sugar bee

    @btothez:  I love the Deer Hunter, but I’m not sure how it beat out Rocky…

    Post # 95
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    How is Missouri’s movie not Meet Me in St. Louis???

    Post # 97
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    Helper bee

    @FutureDrAtkins:  Thats funny because I always associate a Christmas story with Ontario. The school scenes were filmed in St Catharines ON and thats where my mom is from and where my extended family still lives. Whenever I visit them for Christmas it would be on TV 24/7 and the news would visit the location it was filmed, every year. With that much excitement I thought the whole movie was filmed there, so I learned something today! haha

    Post # 98
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @beachbride1216:  or the whole panhandle 😉 still pretty rural here… shoot I don’t even have to drive too far from Tally (maybe 10min tops) to hit the country bumpkins.

    Post # 99
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @btothez:  Gotta be honest, I would have said Twilight for Washington (not proudly or anything). 

    Or Sleepless in Seattle!  Right, obviously Sleepless in Seattle.

     

    Post # 100
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    Horray for Fight Club and Delaware!! However, unlike Tyler Durden, I don’t want to get rid of all the fortune 500 companies located in Wilmington because it means no sales tax for us 😉 Go capitalism?!?!

     

    Post # 101
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    @September29:  You’re not alone!! I’m here too!

    Fight club most definitely takes place in Wilmington, DE due to all the Fortune 500 companies that make their base of operations there… I didn’t even realize this upon first watching it until my brother pointed out the conversation Tyler has:

    • 01:17:07 – There’s a Fight Club up in Delaware City. – Yeah, I heard.

    • 01:17:13 There’s one in Penns Grove too.

    • 01:17:15 Bob even found one up in New Castle.

    • 01:17:17 – Did you start that one? – No, I thought you did

    I don’t know HOW I missed that one.  Other movies filmed in DE include Beloved (Danny Glover, Oprah Winfrey–shots were filmed in Histroic New Castle, as were shots from Dead Poet’s Society).  I grew up there–I was too young to meet Robin Williams when he filmed DPS, but I met Danny Glover. 

    And apparently The Village, Days of Thunder and Failure to Launch were also shot partially in DE… I had no idea about those three.

    Post # 102
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    I didn’t even know True Grit was about/set in Oklahoma.

    That said, “Twister” is a pretty iconic one for us, and of course the very iconic play “Oklahoma!”

    Post # 103
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @btothez:  Maine being Shawshank Redepmtion is crazy since Stephen King is from Maine and quite a few of his books that were turned into movies take place in Maine!

    Post # 104
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    As a born-and-raised Michigander, my first thought is RoboCop! Maybe it’s just wishful thinking lol.

    Post # 105
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    @mdcmod:  I agree. TWISTER! Oklahoma! being a close second 😉

     

    And.. being from Kansas… nobody can find this out and not ask where Toto is or some other thing relating to the Wizard of Oz. Heck, My part time job is at a store formerly known as Kansas Sampler that has an entire section dedicated to WoO!! 

    Nobody asks if there are any tshirts with the Clutters on them or ask for directions back to Holcomb… or even say “I don’t think we’re in Holcomb anymore!”

    This coming from someone who studied psychopatic killers in college and loves serial killers (I know, I’m a little warped) – We’re much more known for Wizard of Oz. 

    Post # 106
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    Worker bee

    I’ve never even heard of Missouri’s movie. Not that I know of a better movie, but seriously. 

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