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Old 06-10-2018, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Florida
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English is my second language despite the following facts:

* I've been in the country for a long time;

* Even though I already had a decent command of the English language before I came over;
* Even though I lived in an American family upon my arrival;
* Even though I mingled including living in group houses many years ago;


Right now I'm in the south, and I'd love to understand more of the southern culture, Gone with the Wind makes an immediate connection with the south, along this line of thought, what other great movies are out there?


Thanks in advance.
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Old 06-10-2018, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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It depends on what kind of view of the South that you're looking for. Something like To Kill a Mockingbird would apply, but Selma would as well. So would Coal Miner's Daughter and Mississippi Burning.
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Old 06-10-2018, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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Some of my favorites, as a lifelong southerner:

The Apostle
Driving Miss Daisy
Fried Green Tomatoes
Places in the Heart (even though it's Texas)
Passion Fish
Steel Magnolias
Coal Miner's Daughter
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Old 06-10-2018, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Florida
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@fleetiebelle, I read the novel for To Kill a Mockingbird and enjoyed it and will keep your list in mind.
@BirdieBelle, I appreciate the recommendation.


Thank you both.
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Old 06-10-2018, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Central IL
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English is my second language despite the following facts:

* I've been in the country for a long time;

* Even though I already had a decent command of the English language before I came over;
* Even though I lived in an American family upon my arrival;
* Even though I mingled including living in group houses many years ago;


Right now I'm in the south, and I'd love to understand more of the southern culture, Gone with the Wind makes an immediate connection with the south, along this line of thought, what other great movies are out there?


Thanks in advance.
Please understand the GWTW isn't even historically correct, much less politically or in any other way - it is for entertainment purposes only.
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Old 06-10-2018, 02:09 PM
 
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Please understand the GWTW isn't even historically correct, much less politically or in any other way - it is for entertainment purposes only.
It is how many people WANT to remember the South @ time of/after Civil War but it omits many thrths
Check out IMDB site for Civil War era films
They run the gamut from flight of fantasy to more docu-drama
And remember just having historically accurate clothing or set decoration doesn't make the characters' actions/ beliefs true to their era.
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Old 06-10-2018, 03:29 PM
 
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Glory is FANTASTIC!!!!
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Old 06-10-2018, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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Please understand the GWTW isn't even historically correct, much less politically or in any other way - it is for entertainment purposes only.
It and its popularity are revealing of the culture it was made for, however. (1939 South)

I love the way the GWTW movie premiere is used to great effect in the southern book (but not the way watered down and disappointing movie) Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood.
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Old 06-11-2018, 07:04 AM
 
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My mom grew up in Atlanta--she and her 4 sisters went to the premier of GWTW when they were teens..
There was pandemonium....greatest thing to have happened in Atlanta since the burning itself
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Old 06-11-2018, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Maine
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Coal miner's daughter
mississippi burning
o brother, where art thou?
To kill a mockingbird
deliverance
midnight in the garden of good and evil
walk the line
southern comfort
in the heat of the night
sling blade
the apostle
to kill a mockingbird
the long, hot summer
cool hand luke
ghosts of mississippi
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