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    dieAntagonista
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    I’ve seen,

    First Blood
    Fargo
    Shawshank Redemption
    Super Troopers
    The Departed
    Taxi Driver
    The Ice Storm
    Gummo
    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
    The Wizard of Oz
    No Country for Old Men
    The Evil Dead
    Deliverance
    Scarface

    I love that so many states in the US have such straight borders. That’s what states would look like everywhere if I got to decide. Squares and triangles.

    Lamb
    Member

    No circles?

    dieAntagonista
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    Surprisingly no, no circles. I like them on paper, in real life they freak me out.

    natedog
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    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_Land_Survey_System

    unless you live in texas or one of the Original 13 colonies

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metes_and_bounds

    RepairmanJackX
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    Well, thanks to things like French Long-Lots and Spanish Land Grants, not everything west of the 13 original colonies (aside from Texas) complies with the PLSS.

    I can scarcely imagine what the west would loot like if they applied their long-lot system beyond Illinois… Probably a lot like Quebec.

    There is some particular weirdness along the 5th Principle Meridian where the PLSS (Township and Range) system was warped thanks to a local magnetic anomaly. Imagine a Section 2 mile long, and shaped like parallelogram.

    rebelyell2006
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    I haven’t seen most of those films.

    But I have to say, Deliverance and Southern Comfort are both awesome films. And to think, the guy that did Southern Comfort also directed 48 Hours and The Warriors.

    monkeybird02
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    Geography fail. Fargo was in North Dakota, not Minnesota.

    Kik Dogg
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    Movie fail. “Fargo” took place primarily in Minnesota.

    monkeybird02
    Member

    I did not know that.

    mhall8811
    Member

    Why does N. Dakota and Missouri have the same movie? I’ve never seen “Jesus Camp” (never even heard of it). I think “The Outlaw Josey Whales” would have been better for Missouri.

    “We got somethin’ in these parts called a Missoura Boat Ride.”

    j_bryon
    Member

    Waynes World took place in Illinois.
    On a related note, I feel Ferris Buehler’s Day Off would have been a better representation for Illiois as well.

    mld
    Member

    I agree that both were Illinois films, but Blues Brothers is a much better movie.

    The Vermont of Super Troopers is as much like the real Vermont as the Illinois of Blues Brothers is to the real Illinois.

    Kishi
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    Obviously, you’ve forgotten to imagine being magically whisked away to Delaware.

    The Matrix: Rebooted
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    Fight Club should have been used for Delaware.

    fortyseven
    Member

    i think the movies should refer to its location a little more, Fight Club doesn’t feel very ‘delaware’

    In the sense Wall Street could be for NY, and Ocean’s Eleven would fit nevada a little more

    SumoSnipe
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    SumoSnipe

    Red Dawn was colorado? But it was (and the remake is being) filmed just west of my ranch here in New Mexico….