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    What is, in your opinion, the best film ever made set in your hometown?

    Ps.: I case you live in a small city which doesn’t have a movie set there, you can say what is the best movie set in your home state.

    My favorite movie set in Rio is actually Central Station (1998), but only the very beggining the film is set in the city so I won’t count it, instead I’ll say: City of God (2002)

    Let’s use this thread as a fun way to recommend movies. I, of course, recommend my choice. Terrific film.

    It's about the chaotic editing in Moulin Rouge!

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    FYC OSCARS : PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN IN ALL CATEGORIES (ESP. ACTRESS – Carey Mulligan AND ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY — EMERALD FENNELL), VANESSA KIRBY FOR "PIECES OF A WOMAN", ESSIE DAVIS FOR "BABYTEETH"

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    Pierrot le Fou by Jean-Luc Godard

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    Mean Girls or Home Alone

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    Purple Rain

    FYC Oscars: Soul (Best Picture, Original Screenplay, and Original Score), Delroy Lindo (Best Actor), Chadwick Boseman (Best Actor), Viola Davis (Best Actress), Paul Raci (Best Supporting Actor)

    FYC Golden Globes (TV): Ted Lasso (Best Comedy Series), Jason Sudekis (Best Actor in a Comedy Series), Hannah Waddingham (Best Supporting Actress), The Boys (Best Drama Series), Anthony Starr (Best Actor in a Drama Series)

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    Not aware of any films set in my hometown, but the best film set in my home state is:


    White Christmas (1954)

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    Ditto.

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    Ditto.

    I couldn’t think of anything else lol.

    FYC OSCARS : PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN IN ALL CATEGORIES (ESP. ACTRESS – Carey Mulligan AND ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY — EMERALD FENNELL), VANESSA KIRBY FOR "PIECES OF A WOMAN", ESSIE DAVIS FOR "BABYTEETH"

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    I couldn’t think of anything else lol.

    Skyfall too… but honestly I would have expected there to be way more. Lived here my whole life yet I continue to be in love with it.

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    I live in Canberra, Australia and my state as a result is literally the Australian Capital Territory which… is just Canberra and surrounding bushland lmao, so I’m going to go with my closest state New South Wales cause Canberra films are not very good (bad), and say Ferngully! 🧚‍♂️

    FYC:

    BEST ACTRESS — CAREY MULLIGAN
    BEST ACTOR — RIZ AHMED

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    Skyfall too… but honestly I would have expected there to be way more. Lived here my whole life yet I continue to be in love with it.

    The only other film that wasn’t Skyfall or Paddington that I could think of were Richard Curtis movies. And I only like one Richard Curtis film lol.

    FYC OSCARS : PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN IN ALL CATEGORIES (ESP. ACTRESS – Carey Mulligan AND ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY — EMERALD FENNELL), VANESSA KIRBY FOR "PIECES OF A WOMAN", ESSIE DAVIS FOR "BABYTEETH"

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    I’ll always love that great documentary of Leonard Cohen’s early, pre-musician days in Montréal, Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr. Leonard Cohen.

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    Never Look Away, I guess? Germany is not a good place for quality movies unless you are in Berlin lol

    FYC:

    Lead Actor: Mads Mikkelsen (Another Round)

    Supporting Actress: Maria Bakalova (Borat Subsequent Moviefilm)

    Supporting Actor: Paul Raci (Sound of Metal)

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    Part of Forrest Gump was set in my hometown so I can say that.

    For my state overall:
    1. To Kill a Mockingbird
    2. Selma
    3. Forrest Gump
    4fun: Space Camp (then Leaf Phoenix, Kate Capshaw, Kelly Preston RIP, Lea Thompson, Jinx the robot!)

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