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19th Apr '16 4:25:51 AM WiddershinsDaughter
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** The work is discreet with place-names. Roads and topography and rail stations not so much.



** The work is discreet with place-names. Roads and topography and rail stations not so much.
19th Apr '16 4:25:24 AM WiddershinsDaughter
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* A good chunk of the ''Literature/InCryptid'' short stories take place in Buckley Township, Michigan, a fictional township in the Upper Peninsula. The actual Buckley, MI is a village in the mitten (somewhere around the second joint of the ring finger, to extend the analogy) and not much larger than the fictional Buckley Township. The modern Price [[BigScrewedUpFamily family]] home is located in an undisclosed location near Portland, Oregon.
5th Apr '16 12:24:20 AM Jdb1984
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** ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'' had "Station Square", which ''seems'' to take inspiration from Tokyo and Hiroshima (a cylindrical structure in the opening cutscene resembles a similar building in Hiroshima).

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** ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'' had "Station Square", which ''seems'' to take inspiration from Tokyo and Hiroshima (a cylindrical structure in the opening cutscene resembles a similar building in Hiroshima). There is a real [[http://www.stationsquare.com/ Station Square]] in Pittsburgh, however.
17th Mar '16 11:15:33 AM Prfnoff
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* Jack O'Connell's magic realist crime novels are set in the city of Quinsigamond, which is a thinly disguised Worcester, Massachusetts. ("Quinsigamond" was the Native American name for the area, and still survives in some local place names.)

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* Jack O'Connell's magic realist crime novels are set in the city of Quinsigamond, which is a thinly disguised Worcester, Massachusetts. ("Quinsigamond" was the Native American name for the area, and is still survives in some local place names.the name of the big lake on the city's eastern border.)
17th Mar '16 11:13:26 AM Prfnoff
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* In ''Film/BatmanBegins'' and ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', Chris Nolan hardly bothers to disguise Chicago as Gotham City. His Caped Crusader broods on the Sears Tower, races through the underground tunnels of Lower Wacker Drive, rides the Batpod through the Metra Electric station at Randolph Street (you can even see street signage for the Pedway), and fights it out with the Joker on a famous stretch of [=LaSalle Street=]. The bank robbery that opens ''The Dark Knight'' was filmed at the old central post office on Van Buren Street, and Wayne Enterprises is headquartered in the Chicago Board of Trade Building. However, the flying-overhead [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Gotham_City_Batman_Begins.jpg view]] used in 'Film/BatmanBegins'' is the canon layout of Gotham.



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25th Feb '16 11:55:42 PM AwkwardNinja
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* NoCommunitiesWereHarmed: The film is based on the autobiographical book by Robert E. Burns entitled "I Am a Fugitive from the ''Georgia'' Chain Gang", published in 1930. The title was changed so as not to offend anyone from the Georgia. Still, the film outraged the Georgia authorities so much that they refused to pardon the book's author until 1945.
22nd Feb '16 8:20:06 PM PaulA
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* In the operetta ''Theatre/TheMerryWidow'', many of the characters are from a small European country called Pontevedro, which has recognizable points of similarity with the real small European country of Montenegro. (The [[Film/TheMerryWidow1925 1925 film inspired by the operetta]] is less circumspect, being set in "Monteblanco".)
13th Feb '16 9:18:31 AM eroock
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* NoCommunitiesWereHarmed: The film is based on the autobiographical book by Robert E. Burns entitled "I Am a Fugitive from the ''Georgia'' Chain Gang", published in 1930. The title was changed so as not to offend anyone from the Georgia. Still, the film outraged the Georgia authorities so much that they refused to pardon the book's author until 1945.
* ''Film/IAmAFugitiveFromAChainGang'' is based on the autobiographical book by Robert E. Burns entitled "I Am a Fugitive from the ''Georgia'' Chain Gang", published in 1930. The title was changed so as not to offend anyone from the Georgia. Still, the film outraged the Georgia authorities so much that they refused to pardon the book's author until 1945.
2nd Feb '16 1:42:08 PM Dood95
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** The creators threw even more fuel on the fire by actually announcing a state during the "Behind the Laughter" episode. But they made several versions, each saying a different state. In the movie, Flanders threw another monkey wrench into the works by listing the states that border Springfield. States that are nowhere near each other (like ''Maine'' and ''Nevada'') and have vastly different geographies.

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** The creators threw even more fuel on the fire by actually announcing a state during the "Behind the Laughter" episode. But they made several versions, each saying a different state. In the movie, Flanders threw another monkey wrench into the works by listing the states that border Springfield. States Springfield: Ohio, Nevada, Maine, Kentucky, states that are nowhere near each other (like ''Maine'' and ''Nevada'') and have vastly different geographies.



** The movie has it located on the border of Ohio, Nevada, Maine, and Kentucky, a geographical impossibility.
30th Jan '16 10:59:12 AM Tdarcos
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* Creator/SinclairLewis created the fictional City of Zenith, Winnemac (later identified as being approximately where Toledo, Ohio is) for a number of his books including ''Literature/{{Arrowsmith}}'' and ''Literature/ElmerGantry'' after the residents of the town of Sauk Centre, Minnesota were displeased with the portrayal of their town in the book ''Literature/MainStreet''.
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