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Old 01-11-2010, 11:04 PM
 
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I'd like to get a real feel here from people living within the state.

Is Pete's Dragon generally viewed positively by the majority of Mainers or does the majority of the population feel disdainful for it for perpetuating stereotypes of coastal life/Northern New England folk?
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Old 01-12-2010, 03:11 AM
 
Location: Maine's garden spot
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I'd like to get a real feel here from people living within the state.

Is Pete's Dragon generally viewed positively by the majority of Mainers or does the majority of the population feel disdainful for it for perpetuating stereotypes of coastal life/Northern New England folk?

What the he77 is petes dragon?
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Old 01-12-2010, 04:20 AM
 
Location: 3.5 sq mile island ant nest next to Canada
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It's just a movie from 1977 based on a story from the 1950s. It's for kids (mostly) and not meant to be taken seriously. I never felt it perpetuated any stereotypes any morfe than asking you what exit you're from (Spent 9+ years in Jersey at McGuire AFB; exit 7). People spend far too much time looking for something to get upset over, IMHO.

Bob, rent it. It's pretty good even though a bit sappy.
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Old 01-12-2010, 06:10 AM
 
Location: Penobscot Bay, the best place in Maine!
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What the he77 is petes dragon?
Same thing I was thinking!
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Old 01-12-2010, 06:35 AM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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My kids (and now grandkids) like it. Everybody knows it is just a story, but we can still explore Passamaquoddy (Eastport) looking for Elliott and hoping the Gogans are gone. I read the story to my kids, so when my granddaughter was born, I got a copy of the book and the DVD so my daughter could share the fun with her daughter.
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Old 01-12-2010, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Maine
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I doubt most Mainers have watched the movie. What is your opinion?
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Old 01-12-2010, 11:42 AM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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It's a fun story for kids to watch. Nobody got any bad conceptions of Mainers from watching it. Something about the lighthouse never looked quite right, but I'd have to go watch it again to remember what looked wrong. MW, I could send you my copy for a 2nd opinion if you like.
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Old 01-12-2010, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Penobscot Bay, the best place in Maine!
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I see that there are a few clips of the movie available on youtube. Can't say I have ever seen the movie, though....

As far as perpetuating stereotypes... I seriously hope that the rest of the world does not think that we Mainers randomly break into musical numbers, based on this movie.

(I'm more bothered that most people now think of Maine as...creepy. Thank you for that, Mr. King. )
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Old 01-12-2010, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Maine
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MW, I could send you my copy for a 2nd opinion if you like.
I've seen it but thanks!
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Old 01-12-2010, 04:12 PM
 
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I've had a "brazzle dazzle day!"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pq7FJC6Myks
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