Scott Hardie | October 6, 2019
I recently read an article listing the signature film of every major city. I think it's a decent list, and not least because the first two titles are two of my favorite movies and the third is one of Kelly's.

Two things I wonder:

1) What do you make of the list? Do other movies come to mind for you for some of these cities?

2) What is the signature film of your area? What do you think of it?

Scott Hardie | October 13, 2019
My area has some eclectic titles, from Woody Harrelson's Palmetto, to Marvel's The Punisher, to Alfonso Cuarón's Great Expectations, to Dolphin Tale and its sequel, to (ugh) Cop & ½. I haven't seen it, but the best-regarded is probably The Greatest Show on Earth. Sarasota has long been the winter home and retirement home of circus performers; a circus museum is one of our key attractions and John Ringling's name is on everything here from streets to schools to, well, museums. It's fitting that a circus movie best represents this area.

Erik Bates | October 14, 2019
St. Louis was a pretty obvious choice, I suppose.

But I think the St. Louis scene from Vacation should count, as well.

Steve West | October 14, 2019
Most Washington DC films are political or agency in nature like All the Presidents Men, The Bourne Legacy, Air Force One, etc. (I was okay with each). But the films I like most had a different spin on DC like St. Elmo's Fire (goofy fun), The Day the Earth Stood Still, Die Hard 2, The Exorcist and Damn Yankees. Superheroes seem to thrive here like Ant Man and Captain America. But my favorite scenes are from Forrest Gump (on the Mall and in the White House).

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