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Old 11-22-2015, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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In your opinion what are books and movies that do a good job showing what life is like in specific cities. Name the city and the book/movie.
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Old 11-22-2015, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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San Francisco- The Room
Chicago- Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Detroit- Deus Ex: Human Revolution
California, in general- San Andreas
Washington D.C.- Olympus Has Fallen
Munich, Bavaria, Germany- Mein Kampf
New York City- Die Hard With A Vengeance
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Old 11-22-2015, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Montreal -- Nearly all French Canadian films.
New Jersey (Jersey City?) -- Palookaville
Chicago -- Uncle Buck
Arlen, Texas -- King of the Hill
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Old 11-23-2015, 05:47 AM
 
Location: In my head where everything is perfect
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New York - Die For You , it is a good one though it shows more the dark side of such a beautiful city as Prague in Europe.
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Old 11-23-2015, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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New Orleans - Love Song for Bobby Long

East Texas - Bernie

Office Space - Austin and Dallas

Rural Louisiana - Divine Secrets of the YaYa Sisterhood, and Hope Floats

Small towns in Germany - The Nasty Girl

The worst parts of Appalachia - Winter's Bone

Savannah - Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (really could be set in any number of deep south midsize cities - it got the "feel" right)

Rural Texas and Louisiana - The Apostle

Rural Louisiana - Passion Fish

Rural Louisiana - Schultze Gets the Blues

As you can tell, I'm pretty familiar with Louisiana - LOL!
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Old 11-23-2015, 09:08 AM
 
Location: The Springs
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Denver - "Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead"

Salt Lake City - "SLC Punk"

Chicago suburbs - "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"; "Breakfast Club"; "Uncle Buck"

Albuquerque - "Breaking Bad" (I know, not a move!)

Omaha - "About Schmidt"
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Old 11-23-2015, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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Suburban Minneapolis - Juno


It was written while Diablo Cody was living here and you can really tell, the characters and dialogue have Minneapolis written all over them.
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Old 11-23-2015, 10:49 AM
 
Location: TOVCCA
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Los Angeles: books by Michael Connelly

Santa Barbara: books by Sue Grafton (she calls it "Santa Teresa" in print)
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Old 11-23-2015, 12:18 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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San Francisco - Full House. Because now that is pretty much the only way to afford living here, cram as many people/families into a house as possible. Just replace the annoying daughters and twins with tech bro's.
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Old 11-23-2015, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Eastwatch by the sea
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A Game of Thrones: King's Landing.
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