Main Hollywood New England Discussion

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06:05:08 PM Jun 12th 2010
I guess I'm not sure what this trope (and some other like it) are for. The description seems to suggest it's about how Hollywood (and other media) stereotypes the Northeastern US, but in practice, it's primarily a list of media that takes place there.

For example, under literature, the novels of John Irving are mentioned. But doesn't he pretty much get the region correct? Why, then, should they be listed here? Same thing with some movies- Gone Baby Gone is listed, but as it was based on a novel by a Boston native, directed by one, and (IIRC) filmed there, what were the "mistakes"? I'm not saying there weren't any, but shouldn't that be the point- to highlight how this portrayal supports or subverts the trope?

Or maybe I'm misunderstanding the idea.
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