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View Poll Results: which city has the most/best cult/classic films that portray the city
boston (e.g.- mystic river, boondocks saints, the departed, good will hunting, ...) 10 18.87%
new york city (e.g.- do the right thing, sex and the city, goodfellas, hes just not that into you, ...) 21 39.62%
l.a. (e.g.- pulp fiction, menace ii society, boyz n the hood, friday, ...) 7 13.21%
philadelphia (e.g.- rocky, philadelphia, trading places, silver lining playbook, ...) 7 13.21%
chicago (e.g.- soul food, blues brothers, ferris buellers day off, ...) 6 11.32%
washington, dc (e.g.- enemy of the state, minority report, mr. smith goes to washington, all the presidents men, ...) 2 3.77%
las vegas (e.g.- oceans 11, casino, the hangover, ...) 0 0%
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Old 07-28-2015, 04:09 PM
 
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poll opened using some of the suggestions from this thread.

i think it will be l.a. then new york then boston.
I'd say NYC first, just on pure volume. Then L.A., Boston and Philadelphia.
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Old 07-28-2015, 06:03 PM
 
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Old 07-28-2015, 06:19 PM
 
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I'd say NYC first, just on pure volume. Then L.A., Boston and Philadelphia.
l.a. has more volume than new york ?
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Old 07-28-2015, 06:29 PM
 
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l.a. has more volume than new york ?
Not even close. We're talking films SET in these cities, not FILMED in them, right? By that measure, NYC is king of the hill, top of the heap--L.A. is a distant second (which is what my post that you quoted says). Do you disagree?
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Old 07-28-2015, 06:35 PM
 
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Not even close. We're talking films SET in these cities, not FILMED in them, right? By that measure, NYC is king of the hill, top of the heap--L.A. is a distant second (which is what my post that you quoted says). Do you disagree?
This is highly debatable. Saying LA is a distant second is not credible.
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Old 07-28-2015, 06:53 PM
 
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This is highly debatable. Saying LA is a distant second is not credible.
Not credible? How so? Shall we play the imdb/films set in NYC game? We're talking set, NOT filmed in. I'm being lazy here but here's a Wikipedia link--L.A. is clearly a distant second.

If you want to get more in-depth in our research, we can, but I doubt L.A. still comes close.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cate...States_by_city
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Old 07-28-2015, 06:59 PM
 
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8-mile is kinda' a classic ?
what else is there ?i've only seen atl and drumline but i hesitate to call them classics. theres also medea movies (which ones should i consider)
The "classic" thing wasn't in the original post so I'm not sure where that came from...and wasn't the poll added later because I didn't see it before. It was just about movies where the city is an important character, and ATL and Drumline both display Atlanta very well - but definitely aren't classics in my book.

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Old 07-28-2015, 07:08 PM
 
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theres only a few that i've heard of from the st louis/ cleveland/ dallas/ savannah suggestions.
All of those Savannah movies are big ones...The Last Song is a chick flick with Miley Cyrus and Greg Kinnear that I didn't see, but Nicholas Sparks is a popular writer that has done several similar love story-type movies and it did really well at the box office in 2010. The Legend of Bagger Vance was the golf movie with Will Smith and Matt Damon, and Gator was in 1975 with Burt Reynolds so that may be too old for you. The others I don't think need any explanation do they? (Forrest Gump, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil).

They are all pretty solid suggestions for Savannah.
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Old 07-28-2015, 07:32 PM
 
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Not credible? How so? Shall we play the imdb/films set in NYC game? We're talking set, NOT filmed in. I'm being lazy here but here's a Wikipedia link--L.A. is clearly a distant second.

If you want to get more in-depth in our research, we can, but I doubt L.A. still comes close.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cate...States_by_city
That list for LA isn't at all comprehensive, but NYC does have the edge with prewar films, so it probably wins overall. LA narrows the gap considerably in the postwar war, especially if you factor indie/B movies.
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Old 07-28-2015, 07:38 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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thanks for the insite but the mighty ducks i assumed was based in l.a. because of the hockey team. aside from fargo none of them scream twin cities (and thats because of the name).
Juno does, but it does it in a way that people who aren't familiar with the Twin Cities don't realize exists. If you live here it comes off as a very Twin Cities movie in the way it portrays the culture and feel of the place. The characters in Juno are fictional portrayals of hundreds of people I know, to a tee. It is quintessentially Minneapolis.

Purple Rain was also a very Minneapolis film in its time but it portrays a version of Minneapolis that no longer exists.

I agree about the rest.
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