Monday, February 28, 2011
On one of the film podcasts I listen to, one of the podcasters recently came up with a quip that made me laugh:
"One of my least favorite film genres is ... Boston."
I immediately got what he was talking about. I'm from Boston, and I still got it.
Yeah, there have been a lot of movies set in Boston in the last couple years. I guess there are always a lot of movies set in a lot of prominent American cities -- as Boston is probably among the ten biggest cities in the U.S., we should not be surprised to see a fair number of movies set in Boston.
But there's something about Boston movies that seem to assert their Boston-ness, maybe more than Atlanta movies assert their Atlanta-ness, or Chicago movies assert their Chicago-ness.
And that's the point of the following hilarious little video, which I thought would be appropriate to post on Oscar day, when movies like The Town and The Fighter have both been nominated for Oscars ... and are "Bah-stin" to their core.
Here's the link ... enjoy, and enjoy the ceremony tonight.