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Old 02-06-2010, 01:03 PM
 
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I don't understand the big beef people have with how rural areas are portrayed. Heck, big cities are portrayed as completely crime-infested cesspools, with criminals lurking around every corner and bullets whizzing all over the place. In the small town where I grew up, my grandparents would hardly ever go to Kansas City (which they usually termed 'the city', said in a disdainful manner) out of fear that they'd be shot. Hardly a statistical probability.
The difference is the big city crime is featured in reality programs ( First 48, Cops, ETC)

Rural towns are featured in fiction cuz the media can't find the rural towns to match their agenda.
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Old 02-06-2010, 02:01 PM
 
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The difference is the big city crime is featured in reality programs ( First 48, Cops, ETC)

Rural towns are featured in fiction cuz the media can't find the rural towns to match their agenda.
What? Agenda? Is someone paranoid or what?

Soooo, Hollywood stereotypes small towns in a negative way, and no one stereotypes cities negatively? I grew up in a small town, and believe me, there's plenty of crime and other negative things going on.
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Old 02-06-2010, 02:03 PM
 
Location: southern california
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they can see the ignorance and accent in small town. but big city mice are blind to their own cruelty and ugly.
life is short, get a cat.
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Old 02-10-2010, 09:18 AM
 
Location: NJ
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What? Agenda? Is someone paranoid or what?

Soooo, Hollywood stereotypes small towns in a negative way, and no one stereotypes cities negatively? I grew up in a small town, and believe me, there's plenty of crime and other negative things going on.
So true.

They're MOVIES people. It's meant to be entertainment. 2 hours watching a guy plow a field just isn't going to sell tickets. Neither is 2 hours of a guy commuting in to his middle management job in a cubicle.

I'm seeing just as much ugly stereotyping of "city folk" in this thread as any ugly stereotyping of small towns out there. Most people in both places live pretty humdrum lives of long hours and hard work matched by family time, upkeep of their homes and time at the movies or watching TV - where they are looking for a little escapism, not more of the same.
The big "agenda" is ticket sales and commercials.
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Old 02-24-2010, 12:33 AM
 
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"There is science, logic, reason; there is thought verified by experience. And then there is California."
-Edward Abbey

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I say make the movies even worse and keep the sheep in the larger cities. More room for the rest of us to spread out and enjoy our peace and quiet.
Right on, brother.

I find that you get hassled alot less if your home has an ambience about it that's a cross between "Deliverance" and "Live and Let Die". You know you're doing it right when not even the cops will slow down when driving through the area.
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Old 02-24-2010, 10:06 AM
 
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I find that you get hassled alot less if your home has an ambience about it that's a cross between "Deliverance" and "Live and Let Die". You know you're doing it right when not even the cops will slow down when driving through the area.
...of the cops don't even come to your area...
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Old 02-26-2010, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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Movies like "Psycho", "Wrong Turn", "Deliverance", "Cabin Fever", "I Spit On Your Grave", "Vacancy", "2001 Maniacs" "The Wicker Man" "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre", "The Devil's Rejects", etc portray rural and small town America as a place full of crazy hicks who's favorite hobbies are murder, rape, bizarre religious cults, and cannibalism.

Ah, what do those morons in the movie industry know, anyway?

On the other hand, there are movies out that make Big City life look downright scary!!!!
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Old 03-24-2010, 10:47 PM
 
Location: Englewood,CO
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A trend I've noticed the past few years is one showing tons corruption and such in the 'burbs...so its not just small towns that get portrayed poorly.
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Old 03-25-2010, 12:38 PM
 
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I think if people are that impressionable that they base their perceptions on what they see in movies and read in print.. no one can save them.
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Old 03-25-2010, 01:17 PM
 
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sure a lot of liberals that believed most single males on farms are gay

( they based that on watching Brokeback Mountain)
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