The other day I saw this neat map on Reddit. It’s supposed to show movies that best illustrate each of the fifty states.
I got to thinking about how many popular movies have been shot up in Canada. That inspired a map of my own. I tried to select the most culturally important movie for each province. Here’s what I came up with. Click to enlarge:
I tried to view things through the long lens of historical context. Yes, the Twilight movies are more popular than First Blood today. However, I think we’re likelier to have ‘John Rambo’ as a cultural touchstone in 50 years than Edward and Jacob.
How do you think I did?
I can’t really argue with what you’ve got there.
I think Unforgiven (the Clint Eastwood one) was filmed in Alberta. It’s a strong challenger to Brokeback Mountain for the Alberta position.
You forgot “Strange Brew” and “Men With Brooms,” ya hoser.
I thought about “Strange Brew”, but I have no sense of its reach outside of Canada.
Bon Cop, Bad Cop for Quebec & Ontario.
There has to be something better for Saskatchewan, especially in recent years. Lots of things are filmed in Regina now, because they have a good sound stage.
I thought about â€œStrange Brew
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