History Main / HollywoodNewEngland

8th Dec '17 10:32:36 AM muninwing
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* It's never 100% clear where ''Film/AnimalHouse'' is set, but the college all the characters attend is known to be based on Dartmouth, New Hampshire. (It was actually filmed around the University of Oregon; the parade at the end rolled down the streets of nearby Cottage Grove.)

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* It's never 100% clear where ''Film/AnimalHouse'' is set, but the college all the characters attend is known to be based on Dartmouth, New Hampshire. (It was actually filmed around the University of Oregon; the parade at the end rolled down the streets of nearby Cottage Grove.)) The film mentions the mayor being the mayor of Amherst, though... and the local women's college is named after Emily Dickinson, who was a resident of Amherst and attended the all-women's Mount Holyoke College nearby before her agoraphobic self-isolation.
8th Dec '17 10:17:13 AM muninwing
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* '''Western Mass''': Farmland, woods, college kids, and more farmland. Add in lesbians if you're in Northampton (which anyone who lives there and/or goes to Smith can tell you is very much TruthInTelevision). Stay out of Springfield, Holyoke, and Chicopee at all cost, and it may not be a bad idea to just stick to Amherst and Northampton if you're averse to rednecks as well.

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* '''Western Mass''': Farmland, woods, college kids, and more farmland. Add in lesbians if you're in Northampton (which anyone who lives there and/or goes to Smith can tell you is very much TruthInTelevision). Stay out of Springfield, Holyoke, and Chicopee at all cost, and it may not be a bad idea to just stick to Amherst and Northampton if you're averse to rednecks as well. Depending on your delineation, the Quabbin region (including Athol, see below) is sometimes put into this area... and the Quabbin itself being a reservoir built atop four dissolved townships (with some ruins still standing, explored by scuba divers) adds to the forlorn and isolated feel of the area.



* '''Central Mass''': 50/50 split between rednecks and bedroom communities for Boston, Worcester, and (as you head south) Hartford. Also LovecraftCountry, particularly [[DyingTown Athol]] (which formed the basis for Dunwich), and you also want to avoid Fitchburg and Leominster like the plague.

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* '''Central Mass''': 50/50 split between rednecks and bedroom communities for Boston, Worcester, and (as you head south) Hartford. Also LovecraftCountry, particularly [[DyingTown Athol]] (which formed the basis for Dunwich), Dunwich, and Route 2 for the Aylesbury Pike), and you also want to avoid Fitchburg and Leominster like the plague.plague. Worcester itself has had a bad reputation for gang activity despite no real significant incidents, and is ignored by Eastern Mass despite being the second-largest population in a city northeast of NYC (only behind Boston).
10th Nov '17 8:47:33 AM bfoot
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* WebVideo/GuaranteedVideo is shot entirely in Massachusetts, all three creators being lifelong residents. It's rarely if ever played up for laughs, but LovecraftCountry elements do come into play, along with touches of local flavor such as Neil hiding his missing hand in a Dunkin Donuts bag.
7th Nov '17 8:02:08 PM jormis29
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* Creator/NealStephenson's ''The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O'''s scenes set in the present day center on Cambridge.

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* Creator/NealStephenson's ''The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O'''s ''Literature/TheRiseAndFallOfDODO'''s scenes set in the present day center on Cambridge.
2nd Nov '17 7:59:13 AM IdumeanPatriot
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* The first half of near-future thriller ''Literature/{{Victoria}}'' takes place in this region, and it is depicted in a fairly stereotypical manner, complete with FunetikAksent. As it begins, the hero, a former Marine and native-born Mainiac, leads a band of Boston vigilantes against ethnic gangsters in that city, and things escalate from there.
23rd Oct '17 9:02:06 AM Shadowgazer
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* ''WesternAnimation/MakingFiends'' takes place in the town of Clamburg, a coastal town that used to be a tourist hotspot for its [[ShapedLikeItself clams]]. It's since been taken over by a [[EnfantTerrible little girl]] and her homemade demons. There are still Puritans in that town; Malachi and his family. The protagonist/antagonist(?) is Charlotte, a happy-go-lucky girl from Vermont.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MakingFiends'' takes place in the town of Clamburg, a coastal town that used to be a tourist hotspot for its [[ShapedLikeItself clams]]. It's since been taken over by a [[EnfantTerrible little girl]] and her homemade demons. There are still Puritans in that town; Malachi and his family. The protagonist/antagonist(?) protagonist/[[HeroAntagonist antagonist(?)]] is Charlotte, a happy-go-lucky girl from Vermont.
10th Oct '17 9:22:46 PM DesertDragon
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In reality, New England is one of the oldest regions of the United States: six separate states with a mountain range up the middle and the Gulf Stream just offshore, meaning the climate and geography are all a lot more variable than that found in most other regions of the country. (Don't like the weather? Wait five minutes.) Seacoast Massachusetts is a very different place from the suburbs of Connecticut's Fairfield County, the Lakes Region of New Hampshire, the "Northern Plantations" of Maine or the Green Mountains of Vermont, and each region has its own variations of culture, accent and traditions. All of which is pretty much lost on Hollywood.

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In reality, New England is one of the oldest regions of the United States: six separate states [[note]]Writers have an annoying tendency of treating New England as a single legal entity rather than six states that handle their affairs every bit as separately as the other 44--sorry ''Series/OnceUponATime'', but orphans from Maine would not be sent to foster care in Massachusetts[[/note]] with a mountain range up the middle and the Gulf Stream just offshore, meaning the climate and geography are all a lot more variable than that found in most other regions of the country. (Don't like the weather? Wait five minutes.) Seacoast Massachusetts is a very different place from the suburbs of Connecticut's Fairfield County, the Lakes Region of New Hampshire, the "Northern Plantations" of Maine or the Green Mountains of Vermont, and each region has its own variations of culture, accent and traditions. All of which is pretty much lost on Hollywood.
30th Sep '17 5:39:11 PM nombretomado
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* The Magliozzi brothers of Creator/{{NPR}}'s ''CarTalk''. East Cambridge natives, auto mechanics...and both graduates of MIT.

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* The Magliozzi brothers of Creator/{{NPR}}'s ''CarTalk''.''Radio/CarTalk''. East Cambridge natives, auto mechanics...and both graduates of MIT.
30th Sep '17 5:33:05 PM nombretomado
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* The setting of ''{{Carousel}}'' is a Maine fishing village.

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* The setting of ''{{Carousel}}'' ''Theatre/{{Carousel}}'' is a Maine fishing village.
22nd Sep '17 6:15:29 AM HasturHasturHastur
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** Similarly, Vermont is happy to tell you at length about its trees and skiing. The only cities that exist are Burlington (We All Live In Chittenden County is a thing in local media) and Brattleboro, the latter of which is technically a town and is known only because people coming up from MA, CT, or NYC usually pass through it and/or stop there to get gas and food or to find some way to get their kids to shut up.

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** Similarly, Vermont is happy to tell you at length about its trees and skiing. The only cities that exist are Burlington (We All Live In Chittenden County is a thing in local media) and Brattleboro, the latter of which is technically a town and is known only because people coming up from MA, CT, or NYC or down from Montreal or Ottawa usually pass through it and/or stop there to get gas and food or to find some way to get their kids to shut up.
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