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Old 03-13-2009, 11:59 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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I specifically said -i know its a public forum. But its mainly a grudge betwen people from chicago and new york. How somebody from pennslyvania going to chime in. It doesnt concern them
I'm pretty sure something that is common knowledge to everyone in the country may concern them too. The idea of Gotham and Batman is not exclusive to the people of NYC or Chicago, nor do you have to be a native to recognize or have an opinion as to which city fits the mold best.
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Old 03-14-2009, 12:08 AM
 
Location: THE THRONE aka-New York City
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homie its real simple.

The structure of chicago
The structure of New York

Which one of these fit gotham the most.

If you not from either one of these cities. How in the hell re u going to give insight to this conversation.

All the posters that were not from either cities. added nothing to this conversation
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Old 03-14-2009, 12:35 AM
 
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Hahaha. That thread in the Chicago forum was from last July, and related to the latest Batman movie that came out and was shot in the central areas of Chicago.

This here thread has had over 60 replies in the past 2 days, and I haven't noticed anyone who is from Chicago even respoding.....

What's this huge fuss from people about Chicagoans conversing 8 months ago about a movie shot in the city?




Chillax
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Old 03-14-2009, 02:35 AM
 
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i rented batman returns about a week ago.

its kind of funny at the beginning of the movie they have a christmas tree lighting identical to the one in rockefeller center
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Old 03-14-2009, 10:54 AM
 
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but at the end of the day hes right though. Why do u even have an opinion on this. This should be for chicagoens and new yorkers......... just to keep it real. This is a conversation between these two cities. I know this is a public forum but seriously
Maybe cause I lived in both Chicago and NYC!
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Old 03-14-2009, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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I'm thinking that these are two different Gotham's. The original one is by Washington Irving is based off of New York. But Batman's Gotham is based in Chicago. If New Yorkers have any issue, they need not to place it on Chicago. But to the makers and producers of the comic and the movie. That's what I get out of it though.
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Old 03-14-2009, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Maybe cause I lived in both Chicago and NYC!
I doesn't matter, you can't know what Chicago or New York is like unless you were born there or currently live there.

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Old 03-14-2009, 12:15 PM
 
Location: THE THRONE aka-New York City
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that would be correct actually^
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Old 03-14-2009, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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that would be correct actually^
Perhaps we should filter out only the New Yorkers or Chicagoans who have extensive knowledge of Batman and Gotham city...simply because one knows New York and Chicago well enough to fit your standards doesn't mean that they know Gotham well enough.
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Old 03-14-2009, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Come on, just because somebody doesn't currently reside in a city doesn't mean that they don't know it.

Pittsteelers fan probably has the best perspective since he/she have lived in both cities.

They chose to use Chicago as the new Gotham because of its architecture, alleys, and cost of filming. They needed a big, urban city to shoot in so they chose Chicago.

I don't think Chicago is trying to steal New York's "nickname".
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