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Old 11-24-2015, 06:24 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Houston: The film Reality Bites was an interesting look at that city's hipster scene at the time. You wouldn't normally associate the two.
Seattle: Sleepless in Seattle (duh). Life in a houseboat on Lake Union. I heard that the place where Tom Hanks and son resided sold recently for 2.5MM.
Also the movie Singles. Life for a twenty something on Capitol Hill.
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Old 11-24-2015, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Howard County, Maryland
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Reading, PA -- Rabbit, Run and its sequels (the city is called "Brewer" in the books)
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Old 11-24-2015, 08:46 AM
 
Location: North Idaho
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Portland Oregon, the TV show Grim.
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Old 11-24-2015, 09:27 AM
 
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Surprised no one's mentioned The Wire yet for Baltimore.

I enjoyed how Blue Jasmine handled contemporary San Francisco.

Kids and While We're Young for two very different sides of NYC.
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Old 11-25-2015, 07:43 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Surprised no one's mentioned The Wire yet for Baltimore.

I enjoyed how Blue Jasmine handled contemporary San Francisco.

Kids and While We're Young for two very different sides of NYC.
Funny that the first two did cross my mind. The producers of The Wire did an outstanding job of presenting certain aspects of Baltimore. The same team produced Treme, who did an equally outstanding job of depicting New Orleans post-Katrina.
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Old 11-26-2015, 06:19 AM
 
Location: Center City, Philadelphia
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Saw Creed yesterday and it was awesome. Incorporated a ton of North Philly into it. Was very impressed by the director
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Old 11-26-2015, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Baltimore -- books by Anne Tyler, notably also in the film "Accidental Tourist".

Knoxville, Tennessee, is finely captured by two of America's greatest writers: James Agee (A Death in the Family) and Cormac McCarthy (Suttree).

New Orleans -- Many novels by James Lee Burke, such as "Tin Roof Blowdown".

Pittsburgh -- Michael Chabon's "The Mysteries of Pittsburgh"

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Old 11-26-2015, 08:22 PM
 
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Indianapolis/Indiana in general-The Middle (TV show)

So glad someone mentioned Ferris Bueller's Day Off for Chicago! Honestly, Mean Girls for Chicago burbs too. My Best Friend's Wedding would probably be good for Chicago itself...and Divergent, to an extent hahaha.
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Old 11-27-2015, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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"A Christmas Story" and "Major League" come to mind for Cleveland.
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Old 11-27-2015, 02:19 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Indianapolis/Indiana in general-The Middle (TV show)

So glad someone mentioned Ferris Bueller's Day Off for Chicago! Honestly, Mean Girls for Chicago burbs too. My Best Friend's Wedding would probably be good for Chicago itself...and Divergent, to an extent hahaha.
Chicago= Most any John Hughes movie. Also, the movie and book Ordinary People is a pretty good snapshot of life in suburban Lake Forest.
Connecticut Gold Coast= Most any story by John Cheever.
The movie Moonstruck was filmed three blocks from my apartment in Brooklyn Heights. The 'fruit streets'; Cher's house was on Cranberry, l lived on Pineapple.

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