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Old 06-09-14, 10:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Paff
Seven (yeah, I refuse to call it "Se7en"... except I just did. Oh well) absolutely needs to take place in an unnamed city. Because the movie is so grim, so pessimistic, so hopeless, you'd lose that if it were a familiar metropolis. Like if it were LA you could just say, well eventually it'll be sunny again, and you can take a bus to Venice Beach. Repeat for any major city. It's presumed that the city of Seven must have some upscale cultural area, but because we don't know the exact city we are unable to pinpoint it. And thus, the pervasive pessimism that has let Somerset become so jaded is passed on to the viewer. Putting Seven in a known city is like watching Memento in reverse (which I'm aware can be done on the deluxe edition DVD); you rob the film of the very effect it's trying to achieve.
Dude, I just said that . Totally agree. It's non specific, and helps it age well.
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Re: Where does "Seven" take place?

Originally Posted by movieguru
As I recall, there was an elevated "monorail" type public train system, so I always thought it took place in Chicago.
So it took place in Walt Disney World?
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Re: Where does "Seven" take place?

Originally Posted by slop101
What's funny is I saw it when it first came out, and that was all I could think about. Throughout the whole movie, the fact that they never addressed the location (real or not) bugged the fucking shit out of me - it seemed like a really lazy writer's device to me and it made me disconnect and kept me from liking the movie initially. I ended up getting over it, but it's still kinda lazy and annoying just because I need some point of reference, and none is given. Even Star Wars gave us "long ago and far away", which was just enough.
it actually is New York is the city where it is supposed to take place. In one scene in the restaurant it has "New York Piggy" and another address shown is in NY.
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Re: Where does "Seven" take place?

Originally Posted by AdzzyC
When Mills and Somerset meet the FBI guy in the dinner clearly in the background you can see New York Pizza.
Originally Posted by Kwilcox777
it actually is New York is the city where it is supposed to take place. In one scene in the restaurant it has "New York Piggy" and another address shown is in NY.
Two drive-by posters bumping an old thread to vote for NYC.
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Re: Where does "Seven" take place?

Yup, this is totally just outside of New York...

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Re: Where does "Seven" take place?

I honestly thought it was Chicago. The outskirts above look more near Chicago than anything in NY...
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Re: Where does "Seven" take place?

Originally Posted by slop101
Yup, this is totally just outside of New York...

That really does look like the West Mesa outside Albuquerque. You could shoot that scene about five miles from my house. But we don't have a subway shaking people's homes.
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Re: Where does "Seven" take place?

The end was filmed just outside LA in Lancaster.
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Re: Where does "Seven" take place?

Originally Posted by Nick Danger
Two drive-by posters bumping an old thread to vote for NYC.
What's funnier is the first one popped in here five-and-a-half years ago to post that, and has never been to this website since.

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