Random Factoid #459

30 10 2010

Is “No Country for Old Men” really the most representative movie of the great state of Texas?

Several movie blogs I read have linked to this map (whose source/origin I am unaware) that lists the movie that best defines the state.  Check it below and see where your state fits in.

As scary as Javier Bardem’s psychotic killer Anton Chigurh is with his cattle gun and ’80s nightmare haircut may be, I don’t think he represents Texas.  The tumbleweed vision of the state hardly fits in with the recession-proof metropolitan state I know and love.  If you are looking for a movie to encapsulate the more rural side of Texas, I think a better pick would be Robert Duvall’s “The Apostle.”  It may lack as a movie, but it’s pretty spot-on in getting the atmosphere right.  “Friday Night Lights” is also good for that matter.

Come to think of it, there really aren’t many movies that capture the true spirit of the modern, urban Texas – save “Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room,” which doesn’t pain the most flattering portrait of Houston business.  So I guess that begs the question: when will someone do my state justice?

Did this map assign a deserving movie to represent YOUR state?



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