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Chris Magyar

Bonus Post: More Map Porn (including further proof that North Dakota does not exist)

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Via my new favorite website, Big Think's Strange Maps, here's the United States as told by movies:

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I think this is a fantastic job. Obviously, states like California and Texas are a bit silly to boil into one movie, but the choices made there are creditable. I'm definitely okay with Red Dawn for Colorado, though if I made the map I'd be tossing a coin between Misery and The Shining. (Colorado: come for the skiing, stay for the plots of Stephen King that don't involve monsters.) Also, how Washington gets saddled with a Rambo movie instead of something iconic and grunge like Singles is beyond me. 

Mainly, I love the accuracy of placing Fargo in Minnesota and giving North Dakota ... Missouri's movie. Why so elusive? Oh, that's right, because North Dakota does not exist and I refuse to believe it has a right to Congressional representatives until I see its birth certificate. Why is it so hard for North Dakota to produce a birth certificate?

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