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Old 03-25-2011, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Washington, D.C.
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I nominate Washington, D.C.

Why?
Because too many people still think D.C. is just the capital, monument, white house, Smithsonian and tourist attractions. People don't understand that outside of those areas D.C. is just like any other city in America. Poor and upper class with middle class here and there but mostly in the close in suburbs.
There are plenty of well known actors from the D.C. area, some include Samuel Jackson, Sandra Bullock, Dave Chapelle, Regina Hall, Taraji P. Henson, Christopher Meloni (Law and Order), Anwan Glover (The Wire), Gbenga Akinnagbe (The Wire and Pelham 123), and others. When it comes to music we got a few too, Marvin Gaye, Good Charlotte, Duke Ellington, and more recently Wale (first rapper to go mainstream from D.C.).

It may not be a lot but I'm tired of people in other cities always talking ***** about D.C....
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Old 03-25-2011, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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Detroit
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Old 03-25-2011, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Washington, D.C.
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Detroit
One word: MOTOWN
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Old 03-25-2011, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Washington, D.C.
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-Hustle and Flow
-8 mile

Detroit isn't forgotten people know that name and its notoriety has being a rough and hard city.
Its the Baltimore of the midwest.

Great Talent has came out of D-town
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Old 03-25-2011, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Tampa - St. Louis
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Hustle and Flow was Memphis.
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Old 03-25-2011, 03:58 PM
 
Location: The City
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I nominate Washington, D.C.

Why?
Because too many people still think D.C. is just the capital, monument, white house, Smithsonian and tourist attractions. People don't understand that outside of those areas D.C. is just like any other city in America. Poor and upper class with middle class here and there but mostly in the close in suburbs.
There are plenty of well known actors from the D.C. area, some include Samuel Jackson, Sandra Bullock, Dave Chapelle, Regina Hall, Taraji P. Henson, Christopher Meloni (Law and Order), Anwan Glover (The Wire), Gbenga Akinnagbe (The Wire and Pelham 123), and others. When it comes to music we got a few too, Marvin Gaye, Good Charlotte, Duke Ellington, and more recently Wale (first rapper to go mainstream from D.C.).

It may not be a lot but I'm tired of people in other cities always talking ***** about D.C....

DC is all over the movies; though to your point it is mostly affiliated with the Gov't and it's complex as a backdrop but DC is in a lot of movies; more than just about any city except maybe NYC/LA/Chicago, not sure. There are few movies though it seems that take place in the city away from the Gov't complex or without an affiliation to it. The Exorcism is one I can think of off the top of my head where DC is the location without regard to the Gov't complex. I agree there is so much more to DC than just the area around the mall.

Cities that are majorly under-represented seem be places like Cleveland or Cinci and in Texas Houston and Dallas also seem to be very much under-represented for their population.

On the other hand places like Seattle and SF seem to have more movies than a pure population distribution would bear out
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Old 03-25-2011, 03:59 PM
 
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Originally Posted by Louis Rogue View Post
-Hustle and Flow
-8 mile

Detroit isn't forgotten people know that name and its notoriety has being a rough and hard city.
Its the Baltimore of the midwest.

Great Talent has came out of D-town
I think that was Memphis, Tennessee.
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Old 03-25-2011, 03:59 PM
 
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Because DC is lame, and it's people are country.
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Old 03-25-2011, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Washington, D.C.
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Hustle and Flow was Memphis.
It was???
Could've sworn they way they talked in that move was straight up D-town.
Damn......

Well Detroit still has a lot of tv shows and movies set in it:
List of films set in Detroit - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 03-25-2011, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Birmingham
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I nominate Washington, D.C.
I don't see why you think they are overlooked in movies - unless you are saying you wish the movie topic wasn't a political thriller, but focused on other life that goes on there outside of anything to do with the government. But practically every Hollywood political thriller or disaster flick is either centered on DC or shows something going on with DC.
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