History UsefulNotes / Detroit

11th Jan '16 4:06:30 AM pittsburghmuggle
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* ''Film/ItFollows'': the protagonists live in the well-to-do suburbs, and venture into the decrepit inner city for a number of scenes. Yara remarks about the racial and economic divide, reminiscing on how, when she was younger, her parents wouldn't let her travel south of 8 Mile Road, even to go to the state fair.
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* ''Film/ItFollows'': the protagonists live in the well-to-do suburbs, and venture into the decrepit inner city for a number of scenes. Yara remarks about the racial and economic divide, reminiscing on how, when she was younger, her parents wouldn't let her travel south of 8 Mile Road, even to go to the state fair. fair. The large body of water seen several times in the movie is not the ocean, but Lake Erie.
25th Nov '15 10:57:39 AM PF
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* [[Film/BreakfastAtTiffanys George Peppard]]
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* [[Film/BreakfastAtTiffanys George George]] [[Series/TheATeam Peppard]]

* Frequent death threat recipient MichaelMoore isn't from Detroit. He's from Davison, a suburb of Flint, which is 66 miles from Detroit. It's only a part of the Motor City if you inflate Metro Detroit or use "Detroit" as a metonym for the auto industry. To his credit, Moore never claimed to be from Detroit; he claimed to be from Flint. Considering that hardly anyone knows about Flint, you can sort of give him a pass. Also, for the fact that Flint is the one place even people from Detroit are afraid to go.
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* Frequent death threat recipient MichaelMoore Creator/MichaelMoore isn't from Detroit. He's from Davison, a suburb of Flint, which is 66 miles from Detroit. It's only a part of the Motor City if you inflate Metro Detroit or use "Detroit" as a metonym for the auto industry. To his credit, Moore never claimed to be from Detroit; he claimed to be from Flint. Considering that hardly anyone knows about Flint, you can sort of give him a pass. Also, for the fact that Flint is the one place even people from Detroit are afraid to go.

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* Frequent death threat recipient MichaelMoore isn't from Detroit. He's from Davison, a suburb of Flint, which is 66 miles from Detroit. It's only a part of the Motor City if you inflate Metro Detroit or use "Detroit" as a metonym for the auto industry. To his credit, Moore never claimed to be from Detroit; he claimed to be from Flint. Considering that hardly anyone knows about Flint, you can sort of give him a pass. Also, for the fact that Flint is the one place even people from Detroit are afraid to go.John Witherspoon
25th Nov '15 8:30:44 AM LaptopGuy
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* Tim Allen (Birmingham)
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* Tim Allen Creator/TimAllen (Birmingham)

* George Peppard
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* [[Film/BreakfastAtTiffanys George PeppardPeppard]]

* Lily Tomlin * David Alan Grier * Keegan-Michael Key
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* Lily Tomlin Creator/LilyTomlin * [[Series/InLivingColor David Alan Grier Grier]] * Keegan-Michael Key[[Series/MADTv Keegan-Michael]] [[Series/KeyAndPeele Key]]

* Gilda Radner
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* [[Series/SaturdayNightLive Gilda RadnerRadner]]
8th Nov '15 8:54:35 PM nombretomado
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* Mitt Romney was born in Detroit and raised in Bloomfield Hills. His father, George Romney, was president of the American Motors Corporation;[[note]]though AMC was headquartered in Southfield, its main assembly plants were in Kenosha, Wisconsin.[[/note]] the elder Romney was also a Republican Governor of Michigan in the '60s, and was a vocal supporter of the CivilRightsMovement and of equality for blacks within the LDS Church, and [[GenerationXerox a candidate for President]] in 1968.[[note]]He was defeated in the primary by RichardNixon.[[/note]]
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* Mitt Romney was born in Detroit and raised in Bloomfield Hills. His father, George Romney, was president of the American Motors Corporation;[[note]]though AMC was headquartered in Southfield, its main assembly plants were in Kenosha, Wisconsin.[[/note]] the elder Romney was also a Republican Governor of Michigan in the '60s, and was a vocal supporter of the CivilRightsMovement and of equality for blacks within the LDS Church, and [[GenerationXerox a candidate for President]] in 1968.[[note]]He was defeated in the primary by RichardNixon.UsefulNotes/RichardNixon.[[/note]]
31st Oct '15 9:23:43 AM TheRedRedKroovy
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* ''Film/ItFollows''
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* ''Film/ItFollows'' ''Film/ItFollows'': the protagonists live in the well-to-do suburbs, and venture into the decrepit inner city for a number of scenes. Yara remarks about the racial and economic divide, reminiscing on how, when she was younger, her parents wouldn't let her travel south of 8 Mile Road, even to go to the state fair.
23rd Sep '15 4:44:56 PM MarkLungo
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* ''{{Theatre/Dreamgirls}}'' (following the famous Motown music label and genre; the play is based in UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}}, but the movie places it in Detroit to make it closer its inspiration).
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* ''{{Theatre/Dreamgirls}}'' (following the famous Motown Creator/{{Motown}} music label and genre; the play is based in UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}}, but the movie places it in Detroit to make it closer its inspiration).

* Iggy Pop and Music/TheStooges
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* Iggy Pop Music/IggyPop and Music/TheStooges
23rd Sep '15 4:44:14 PM MarkLungo
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-->"''When you hurt, we hurt''\\
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-->"''When ->"''When you hurt, we hurt''\\

Detroit is also known as "Hockeytown" due to the [[NationalHockeyLeague Detroit Red Wings]] being a perennial StanleyCup contender. Other, less flattering nicknames include "Murder City" and variations on such, as Detroit has one of the least-flattering public images of any major city in the country. The decline of the American auto industry in [[TheSeventies 1970s]], combined with simmering racial, economic, and labor tensions, have made it the poster child for, and butt of many jokes about, [[WretchedHive urban decay and inner-city squalor]] for much of America. For decades, mentions of Detroit in the national media and pop culture have typically referred to it as a PlaceWorseThanDeath, and the crumbling ruins of some of its more destitute neighborhoods have honestly been described as looking [[AfterTheEnd post-apocalyptic]]. This tends to seriously annoy actual Detroiters, who feel that the city's bad reputation is making it harder to revitalize. They also feel that many of the jokes are tired and clichéd. The city filed for bankruptcy in 2013, becoming the largest municipal bankruptcy case in U.S. history.
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Detroit is also known as "Hockeytown" due to the [[NationalHockeyLeague [[UsefulNotes/NationalHockeyLeague Detroit Red Wings]] being a perennial StanleyCup [[UsefulNotes/TheStanleyCup Stanley Cup]] contender. Other, less flattering nicknames include "Murder City" and variations on such, as Detroit has one of the least-flattering public images of any major city in the country. The decline of the American auto industry in [[TheSeventies 1970s]], combined with simmering racial, economic, and labor tensions, have made it the poster child for, and butt of many jokes about, [[WretchedHive urban decay and inner-city squalor]] for much of America. For decades, mentions of Detroit in the national media and pop culture have typically referred to it as a PlaceWorseThanDeath, and the crumbling ruins of some of its more destitute neighborhoods have honestly been described as looking [[AfterTheEnd post-apocalyptic]]. This tends to seriously annoy actual Detroiters, who feel that the city's bad reputation is making it harder to revitalize. They also feel that many of the jokes are tired and clichéd. The city filed for bankruptcy in 2013, becoming the largest municipal bankruptcy case in U.S. history.
10th Sep '15 9:54:26 PM Cuchulainn
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* Frequent death threat recipient MichaelMoore isn't from Detroit. He's from Davison, a suburb of Flint, which is 66 miles from Detroit. It's only a part of the Motor City if you inflate Metro Detroit or use "Detroit" as a metonym for the auto industry. To his credit, Moore never claimed to be from Detroit; he claimed to be from Flint. Considering that hardly anyone knows about Flint, you can sort of give him a pass. Sort of.
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* Frequent death threat recipient MichaelMoore isn't from Detroit. He's from Davison, a suburb of Flint, which is 66 miles from Detroit. It's only a part of the Motor City if you inflate Metro Detroit or use "Detroit" as a metonym for the auto industry. To his credit, Moore never claimed to be from Detroit; he claimed to be from Flint. Considering that hardly anyone knows about Flint, you can sort of give him a pass. Sort of.Also, for the fact that Flint is the one place even people from Detroit are afraid to go.
24th Jul '15 2:47:48 AM jormis29
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* ''Brick Mansions'' (the English remake of ''Film/{{Banlieue 13}}'')
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* ''Brick Mansions'' ''Film/BrickMansions'' (the English remake of ''Film/{{Banlieue 13}}'')
21st Jun '15 9:34:08 AM PF
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* Creator/JKSimmons
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* Creator/JKSimmonsCreator/JKSimmons (Grosse Pointe)

* Ken Jeong
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