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Old 10-06-23, 03:50 PM
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Common ways that your state is depicted in movies that annoys you?

What are some common ways that your state is depicted in movies that kind of annoys you?
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Re: Common ways that your state is depicted in movies that annoys you?

Colorado is nothing but rural mountain back roads and snow.


I recently watched that Liam Neeson snow plow movie. It takes place in CO. At one point we see him driving toward Denver on a completely desolate snow-packed road. In real life, him being that close to Denver, he would have been in bumper to bumper traffic on a sunny day.
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Re: Common ways that your state is depicted in movies that annoys you?

Vancouver is mostly depicted as other cities.
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Re: Common ways that your state is depicted in movies that annoys you?

Everyone in Texas wears a cowboy hat and has a gun...oh wait, dangit!! But really, you would think our entire state is made up oh only tiny towns with a single gas station and they are all along a highway the leads to California, lol.
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Re: Common ways that your state is depicted in movies that annoys you?

That the weather in Florida is perfect. It's hot, humid, buggy, and every single day there's absurd thunder storms that just happen out of the blue.
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Re: Common ways that your state is depicted in movies that annoys you?




It annoys me cuz it's true

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Re: Common ways that your state is depicted in movies that annoys you?

Originally Posted by Hazel Motes
Vancouver is mostly depicted as other cities.
You mean like RUMBLE IN THE BRONX, with its mountainous landscape?

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Re: Common ways that your state is depicted in movies that annoys you?

I grew up in Kansas, and the rare time that someone from tv or a movie is that state, it's more likely than not that there be mountains in background shots.

I remember a while back one of the cop shows like Criminal Minds or CSI was set in Wichita, Kansas, and mountains were clearly visible in the background.
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Re: Common ways that your state is depicted in movies that annoys you?

The spin-offs have made it all the way to CSI: Wichita?!

I guess I havenít watched CBS in a while.
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Re: Common ways that your state is depicted in movies that annoys you?

Very few caves in Hawaii actually contain cursed Tiki idols.
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Re: Common ways that your state is depicted in movies that annoys you?

Massachusetts/New England accents. Sure, a few folks here talk like that, but the vast majority do not.

I remember watching "The Perfect Storm", which was filmed in Gloucester, and thinking "did anyone from the movie actually interact with the locals? And notice they don't have a "wicked" accent?"
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Re: Common ways that your state is depicted in movies that annoys you?

While I currently live here, I don't consider MO my state. But watch a movie like Winter's Bone and it's fairly accurate.

I would say CA is my state since I've lived there longest.
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Re: Common ways that your state is depicted in movies that annoys you?

New Mexico is nothing but gangs and gunfights.
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Re: Common ways that your state is depicted in movies that annoys you?

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New Mexico is nothing but gangs and gunfights.
In movies or in real life?
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Re: Common ways that your state is depicted in movies that annoys you?

I have no idea where the lines of demarcation are for referring to highways as the *highway number* but being from New England, anytime I hear characters talking about driving on the 84 or the 95 or whatever, I die a little inside. Like, I know that's how they do it in California where most stuff is shot, but surely there's someone on the crew from elsewhere that would be able to tell them they sound like dickheads.
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Re: Common ways that your state is depicted in movies that annoys you?

Originally Posted by Hazel Motes
Vancouver is mostly depicted as other cities.
Toronto does some heavy lifting in that regard as well. At least it doesn't have the incongruous mountains in the background that Vancouver has, but I've seen its distinctive looking city hall in a bunch of productions, and more than one scene of a car driving down what was actually Yonge Street and passing the iconic Sam the Record Man storefront (now sadly gone) with the giant spinning neon records in the background.
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Re: Common ways that your state is depicted in movies that annoys you?

Originally Posted by GoldenJCJ
The spin-offs have made it all the way to CSI: Wichita?!

I guess I havenít watched CBS in a while.
They could do a CSI: Wichita set in the 1970s. Wichita was a fucking crazy place back then: The BTK Strangler, The Poet, the Holiday Inn Sniper, the Herman Hill riot, nuclear missiles leaking...
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Re: Common ways that your state is depicted in movies that annoys you?

I remember the ending of The Rock when Nicolas Cage goes to the church in Fort Walton, KS. He and his girlfriend drive off surrounded by Orange Fields. There's no such thing in Kansas and that scene was clearly shot in California.🤣
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Re: Common ways that your state is depicted in movies that annoys you?

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That the weather in Florida is perfect. It's hot, humid, buggy, and every single day there's absurd thunder storms that just happen out of the blue.

During the summertime, that's 100% correct. Not to mention every Hurricane season you have to worry about whether or not your entire life you've built will get swept away by a storm.

I grew up in Kentucky, and there are many things I don't like about how it is portrayed in movies. One is that the state is full of a bunch of scary deliverance type rednecks. I'm not saying there aren't some scary people, but they're pretty much the exception and not the rule. While this is probably the case for a lot of movies, whomever writes stuff in KY seems to have no real clue about the geography. I remember watching Elizabethtown and they made it look like the cities of Louisville and Nashville were about an hour apart, when in reality that's at least a three hour drive.
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Re: Common ways that your state is depicted in movies that annoys you?

^^^Did you ever watch Justfied? I'm just wondering how you thought the people of Kentucky were portrayed.

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Re: Common ways that your state is depicted in movies that annoys you?

Originally Posted by rocket1312
I have no idea where the lines of demarcation are for referring to highways as the *highway number* but being from New England, anytime I hear characters talking about driving on the 84 or the 95 or whatever, I die a little inside. Like, I know that's how they do it in California where most stuff is shot, but surely there's someone on the crew from elsewhere that would be able to tell them they sound like dickheads.
I use THE 95 once in a while just to try and throw people off. It sounds so weird, whereas we are so conditioned to hearing THE 405, that we dont think twice about it.

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