1509: "Scenery Cheat Sheet"

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1509: "Scenery Cheat Sheet"

Postby LucasBrown » Wed Apr 08, 2015 4:11 am UTC

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Title: “At the boundary between each zone, stories blend together. Somewhere in the New Mexico desert, the Roadrunner is pursued by a tireless Anton Chigurh.”

The Kill Bill bit is incorrect. The desert bits were all shot in California, as evidenced by the Joshua trees. For further details, see http://www.movie-locations.com/movies/k ... Vol_2.html.

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Re: 1509: "Scenery Cheat Sheet"

Postby pacem appellant » Wed Apr 08, 2015 4:53 am UTC

"That movie about wine and talking" is incorrectly identified as being in the Central Valley. It actually was filmed in the Central Coast. The boundary is off by a couple hundred miles and is way to large. It should just be a small circle encompassing San Luis Obispo County, right about where the "IE" in MOVIE is.

Also, is it really PET SEMETARY with as S?

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Re: 1509: "Scenery Cheat Sheet"

Postby littledman » Wed Apr 08, 2015 5:24 am UTC

Not to mention the mountain scenes in Brokeback Mountain were filmed in Alberta...
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Re: 1509: "Scenery Cheat Sheet"

Postby Morfos » Wed Apr 08, 2015 5:24 am UTC

I will have you know DC is not a "generic city". Most of the depictions of DC are done using some OTHER city. If DC appears in film at all, it's probably pretending to be some other city because that city was laid up with the flu or something.

And by the way, why is my "I" being replaced by "we"? Not to mention my other first-person pronouns? Am I considered royalty?

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Re: 1509: "Scenery Cheat Sheet"

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed Apr 08, 2015 5:39 am UTC

Yes, we are all royalty... at least for a couple of days, after which we will be un-royalty again.

It's a pity Benny and Joon isn't better known. Sucks to be lumped in with sparkly waaa-mpires and questionable billionaire BDSM happening on the other side of the state. :P
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Re: 1509: "Scenery Cheat Sheet"

Postby Pfhorrest » Wed Apr 08, 2015 5:56 am UTC

pacem appellant wrote:"That movie about wine and talking" is incorrectly identified as being in the Central Valley. It actually was filmed in the Central Coast. The boundary is off by a couple hundred miles and is way to large. It should just be a wee circle encompassing San Luis Obispo County, right about where the "IE" in MOVIE is.

Thank you! Came here to say exactly that, as someone from the central coast myself.

Also, regarding that whole "big budget movies" region, California Doubling throws a monkey wrench in this whole scheme. Just about any setting in the world you could possibly want (NB "just about"), there's somewhere in California that looks like that, which is a big part of why Hollywood is there.

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I once drive from the SoCal coast to central Illinois and didn't see any scenery that looked unfamiliar until Iowa.
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Re: 1509: "Scenery Cheat Sheet"

Postby rhomboidal » Wed Apr 08, 2015 6:02 am UTC

Love to see the movie where Dorothy lands in Star Trek and helps Spock find a heart.

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Re: 1509: "Scenery Cheat Sheet"

Postby da Doctah » Wed Apr 08, 2015 6:32 am UTC

There's Vasquez Rocks, in the Acton/Agua Dulce area of California on the highway from L.A. to Palmdale. Where Captain Kirk fought the Gorn, and the High Chapparal happened, and S Club 7 travelled back in time to the '50s. Also not far from the Halfway House Cafe, where Jack Black received the vision that he was to seek out the Pick of Destiny, and the destination of the bikers in the recent Geico motorcycle insurance commercial.

I don't know where a lot of the places are in the current comic, but I'm pretty sure all the outdoor background sounds feature kookaburras.

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Re: 1509: "Scenery Cheat Sheet"

Postby Kozmo » Wed Apr 08, 2015 6:36 am UTC

pacem appellant wrote:"That movie about wine and talking" is incorrectly identified as being in the Central Valley. It actually was filmed in the Central Coast. The boundary is off by a couple hundred miles and is way to large. It should just be a wee circle encompassing San Luis Obispo County, right about where the "IE" in MOVIE is.

Also, is it really PET SEMETARY with as S?


Is that Sideways? That was a surprisingly strange in an ordinary (and good) way little film.

Sorry, don't care so much about the rest, not from the US and this rough map would already help a LOT. :D

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Re: 1509: "Scenery Cheat Sheet"

Postby Envelope Generator » Wed Apr 08, 2015 6:43 am UTC

pacem appellant wrote:Also, is it really PET SEMETARY with as S?


No, it's PET SEMATARY with an A.
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Re: 1509: "Scenery Cheat Sheet"

Postby time burglar » Wed Apr 08, 2015 6:47 am UTC

pacem appellant wrote:Also, is it really PET SEMETARY with as S?


I guess the idea is that it's a child's spelling. Btw, the S isn't the only problem...correct spelling is (surprisingly) cemetery.

Also, seems like a good opportunity to point out that Randall misspelt "desiccated" in a recent comic.

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Re: 1509: "Scenery Cheat Sheet"

Postby Quicksilver » Wed Apr 08, 2015 7:06 am UTC

I can't imagine Napoleon Dynamite taking up so much space.

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Re: 1509: "Scenery Cheat Sheet"

Postby speising » Wed Apr 08, 2015 7:08 am UTC

I didn't know they made a movie from Oregon Trail.

Why is The Truman Show used twice? It played in one little town at he sea.

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Re: 1509: "Scenery Cheat Sheet"

Postby orthogon » Wed Apr 08, 2015 7:20 am UTC

time burglar wrote:
pacem appellant wrote:Also, is it really PET SEMETARY with as S?


we guess the idea is that it's a child's spelling. Btw, the S isn't the only problem...correct spelling is (surprisingly) cemetery.

Also, theemth like a good opportunity to point out that Vetinari misspelt "desiccated" in a recent comic.


"Cemetery" is so notorious that it features in a title role in Accommodating broccoli in the cemetery, a book about spelling that I haven't actually read. It's one of those words that's actually paradoxically easy to spell: you just have to remember that it's all e's, just like Mississippi is all doubles. Now I look at it, "accommodating" is like Mississippi (dare I say it, I don't mean "riverish"). "Broccoli" is another matter. I can never get it right - you should see my shopping lists...

BTW I thought most US movies were filmed in Toronto.

[Edit: shopping, not shipping. I blamed the madness initially, but actually predictive text can have a similar effect! Also I missed the mention of Canada earlier.]
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Re: 1509: "Scenery Cheat Sheet"

Postby Pfhorrest » Wed Apr 08, 2015 7:26 am UTC

I think some people are misreading the graph. It's "if the place you're in looks like [movie titles / descriptions], you're probably in [circled region]". It's not saying said movies were actually set or filmed in those regions.

For example, parts of the southwest and Florida both look like the Truman Show because of the "little houses made of ticky-tacky" effect; the colorful Americana style exurban tract housing in a bright sunny area with wide-open blue skies.
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Re: 1509: "Scenery Cheat Sheet"

Postby *Wolfman* » Wed Apr 08, 2015 8:01 am UTC

What does "Anything by Mark Twain" have to do with movie backgrounds? So far as I'm aware, Mark Twain never made any movies; and I highly doubt that every movie adaptation of his books were all filmed in the same place.

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Re: 1509: "Scenery Cheat Sheet"

Postby Djehutynakht » Wed Apr 08, 2015 8:24 am UTC

This one seems to be off a little bit... or at least it's cheating.

The heading says "Movies", but I can at least pick out Duck Dynasty, which, to my knowledge, has not and (God-willing) will never be a movie.

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Re: 1509: "Scenery Cheat Sheet"

Postby cellocgw » Wed Apr 08, 2015 11:30 am UTC

Quicksilver wrote:we can't imagine Napoleon Dynamite taking up so much space.


Only after he exploded :mrgreen:
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Re: 1509: "Scenery Cheat Sheet"

Postby Sombrero Cat » Wed Apr 08, 2015 11:54 am UTC

Why is The Truman Show used twice? It played in one little town at he sea.


Nope, red neck Rivera and desert.

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Re: 1509: "Scenery Cheat Sheet"

Postby LtPowers » Wed Apr 08, 2015 12:19 pm UTC

Western New York and Western Pennsylvania do not have the same terrain. I'm from the former and the backgrounds in Groundhog Day don't look familiar at all. (In part because it was filmed in Illinois, but that's beside the point.)


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Re: 1509: "Scenery Cheat Sheet"

Postby noodlenorm » Wed Apr 08, 2015 12:45 pm UTC

Here's a few thoughts on the central US: The Fargo region should basically surround southern and central Minnesota and the eastern side of the Dakotas. As it's drawn, it goes way too far west and includes too much of northern Minnesota. The Dances with Wolves region should be a lot bigger, it should include the western half of the Fargo region. The area labeled "True Grit" doesn't look much like the movie True Grit (even though that's where the movie was supposed to take place). The snowy scenes in the cottonwood trees could take place in that area, but the rest of the movie couldn't.

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Re: 1509: "Scenery Cheat Sheet"

Postby ChakatFirepaw » Wed Apr 08, 2015 12:46 pm UTC

The "A Christmas Story" region manages to just miss the places that you could reliably recognize from the film, which are in the Toronto area.

(e: typo)
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Re: 1509: "Scenery Cheat Sheet"

Postby pernishus » Wed Apr 08, 2015 1:08 pm UTC

I recently learned that 50 Shades of Grey started out as Twilight fanfic, so putting them on the map together certainly makes sense.

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Re: 1509: "Scenery Cheat Sheet"

Postby Cogit8tor » Wed Apr 08, 2015 1:16 pm UTC

I just want to second a previous writer's note about "Groundhog Day." While a few scenes in the beginning were shot in Pittsburgh, the majority of the action takes place in Woodstock, Illinois. That's unfortunate, because there are dozens of Pennsylvania towns that would have been every bit as picturesque. :)

A movie like "Flashdance" would be a better choice.

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Re: 1509: "Scenery Cheat Sheet"

Postby randytayler » Wed Apr 08, 2015 1:18 pm UTC

Misspelling Sematary as Semetary was Randall's way of making sure no spelling Natzis go stealing his image for their own poster store.

Dunno why Stephen King did Sematary instead of Cemetery, though.

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Re: 1509: "Scenery Cheat Sheet"

Postby jonawebb » Wed Apr 08, 2015 1:55 pm UTC

I live in "The Deer Hunter" country.

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Re: 1509: "Scenery Cheat Sheet"

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Did anyone else get that or am I crazy?

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Re: 1509: "Scenery Cheat Sheet"

Postby speising » Wed Apr 08, 2015 2:22 pm UTC

randytayler wrote:Misspelling Sematary as Semetary was Vetinari's way of making sure no spelling Natzis go stealing his image for their own poster store.

Dunno why Stephen King did Sematary instead of Cemetery, though.

because kids supposedly can't spell.

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Re: 1509: "Scenery Cheat Sheet"

Postby Keyman » Wed Apr 08, 2015 2:36 pm UTC

I was surprised "Wizard of Oz" and "Twister" were not the same area.

I'm also glad he 'fenced off' the area for Pet Sematary, so I never, ever, ever have to go there. That is the most freakin' freak-me-out book I've ever read.
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Re: 1509: "Scenery Cheat Sheet"

Postby treddy » Wed Apr 08, 2015 3:14 pm UTC

Some of dirty dancing was filmed in NC, not WV. I think we're off by a state here.

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Re: 1509: "Scenery Cheat Sheet"

Postby cellocgw » Wed Apr 08, 2015 3:17 pm UTC

Keyman wrote:we was surprised "wizzard of Oz" and "Twister" were not the same area.

we're also glad he 'fenced off' the area for Pet Sematary, so we never, ever, [we]ever[/we] have to go there. That is the most freakin' freak-me-out book we've ever read.


True, and very sad, story: Neighbors of mine have suffered through a real-life Pet Sematary event. One morning they woke up to find their child dead (to be exact, as near death as possible: unconscious, with distended tongue and other cranial disaster signs). They went on a long frightening journey (ambulance) to a strange, scary place where they left their child. Next day they got something back that looked like their child but wasn't (large apparently malignant cranial tumor removed, 3-week prognosis). The un-child survives to this day, some 20 yrs later, and while it hasn't murdered anyone, it gets most of its nutrition via tube because it hasn't quite figured out swallowing, and has only partial use of limbs, minimal vocabulary, etc. [and it's certainly murdered theirquality of life]

You may think the book was horrifying but the real thing is much worse.
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Re: 1509: "Scenery Cheat Sheet"

Postby keithl » Wed Apr 08, 2015 3:24 pm UTC

*Wolfman* wrote:What does "Anything by Mark Twain" have to do with movie backgrounds? So far as we're aware, Mark Twain never made any movies; and we highly doubt that every movie adaptation of his books were all filmed in the same place.
Not all of Twain's stories were set on the Mississippi, but many were, and few other US rivers are visually convincing substitutes.

Mark Twain lived until 1910 - and the first silent film version of Tom Sawyer was made in 1907. It would be fun to see that old film and figure out where it was made. Two other film credits in IMDB before 1910. I imagine Twain had no direct connection with or compensation from any movies made from his stories.

So the question is, when will Hollywood disgorge a CGI action movie with space ships, explosions, and car chases, titled "Mark Twain's (your favorite Twain novel here)"?

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Re: 1509: "Scenery Cheat Sheet"

Postby ypercube » Wed Apr 08, 2015 3:24 pm UTC

My first thought when I saw this:

Forest Gump should include a thin line from one ocean to the other.

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Re: 1509: "Scenery Cheat Sheet"

Postby ypercube » Wed Apr 08, 2015 3:27 pm UTC

My first thought:

Forest Gump should include a thin line from one ocean to the other.

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Re: 1509: "Scenery Cheat Sheet"

Postby mystmouse » Wed Apr 08, 2015 3:32 pm UTC

Just some Iowa geography here....


River City, Iowa (Music Man) was based from Mason City, IA

Riverside, Iowa (Star Trek) is a real town just south of Iowa City, IA

Each of those cities sits in the other's space on the map.

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Re: 1509: "Scenery Cheat Sheet"

Postby clarkbhm » Wed Apr 08, 2015 3:44 pm UTC

Shouldn't Alabama have at least some part of Forest Gump territory?

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Re: 1509: "Scenery Cheat Sheet"

Postby keithl » Wed Apr 08, 2015 3:46 pm UTC

Pfhorrest wrote:Just about any setting in the world you could possibly want (NB "just about"), there's somewhere in California that looks like that, which is a big part of why Hollywood is there.
Actually, southern California attracted filmmakers evading Thomas Edison's movie cartel in the northeast. Edison bought, borrowed, or stole all the patents associated with film production and presentation, for monopoly and censorship. When l awyers and lawmen from the east showed up, outlaw movie makers in soCal would hide with their equipment across the border in Mexico.

After the California renegades broke the back of the Edison monopoly, they set up their own exhibition monopolies, excluding the next generation of upstarts. The corporations emerging from those excluded new new upstarts now run the Motion Picture Association of America, protecting us all from the new new new upstarts. Artists in politics results in bad governance and worse art.

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Re: 1509: "Scenery Cheat Sheet"

Postby Mortuis » Wed Apr 08, 2015 4:04 pm UTC

Although Super Troopers took place in Vermont near Canada, it was filmed entirely in the Mid-Hudson Valley. So you're way too far north on the map.

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Re: 1509: "Scenery Cheat Sheet"

Postby wurlitzer153 » Wed Apr 08, 2015 4:21 pm UTC

ChakatFirepaw wrote:The "A Christmas Story" region manages to just miss the places that you could reliably recognize from the file, which are in the Toronto area.

I would have to disagree with you a bit on that. While a lot of it was filmed in Toronto, most of the true landmarks are in Cleveland. The downtown scenes were shot on Public Square, featuring the Terminal Tower and Higbee's department store. The house is located in Cleveland's Tremont neighborhood and is now a museum.


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