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Ever wonder what film would represent your state on a U.S. map?
You won’t have to wonder any more as someone took the time to assign a film to each of the 50 states. They cover all genres, from comedy to thriller, and span decades.
Several films, like the classic Wizard of Oz (Kansas), Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (Nevada) and the recent Martin Scorsese-helmed flick The Departed (Massachusetts), are clear in their settings.
For California, the 1982 film Fast Times at Ridgemont High with Sean Penn was selected to represent the Golden State and the Oscar-nominated Brokeback Mountain was appropriately granted a Wyoming label.
The map is without some controversy. Fargo, which was assigned to the northern state of Minnesota sparked a conversation, as some readers pointed out the city was actually in North Dakota, a neighboring state that had the 2007 documentary Jesus Camp as its film. In the film, however, Fargo took place in mostly Minnesota. (Jesus Camp was the only film connected to two states; it was also assigned to Missouri.)
Did the map get its assignments correct? After all, is it obvious that There’s Something About Mary, the 1998 comedy starring Cameron Diaz and Ben Stiller, would be assigned to Rhode Island?
Next task: Which television shows would best represent each state?
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