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Fargo 4/29/14

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by betts4, Apr 30, 2014.

  1. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    Although St Paul is a much smaller city than Calgary. If you were looking out a window like that, you wouldn't see skyscrapers going off into the distance...you'd see one or two and then smaller buildings.

    That's pretty typical when Hollywood does the Twin Cities without actually coming here...most of the cities they use to double for other cities are bigger and more sprawling than Mpls or StP, which both have very compact downtowns.

    It was especially noticeable when Revolution had an episode set in Minneapolis (or at least a virtual reality Minneapolis)...the aerial shots were shot here (you could see my condo building in one of them), but the interior shots were filmed in Austin, and you could see a very different-looking city outside the windows.

    And I'm not complaining...I understand why they have to do these things. It's just amusing when it's a place that you know well, and the double doesn't really double very well.
     
  2. Bob Coxner

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    My first thought was Uma Thurman's haircut in Pulp Fiction.

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    I love The Professional. Leon is one of the great movie characters.

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    Portman is obviously more of an age appropriate comparison than Thurman.

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  3. gossamer88

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    Just realized where I've seen Lester. He's Bilbo Baggins in the Hobbit!
     
  4. zordude

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    Also Watson in the BBC Sherlock series.
     
  5. betts4

    betts4 I am Spartacus!

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    That's where I know him from. He seems cuter in Sherlock.
     
  6. MikeAndrews

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    Arthur Dent in "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" movie.
     
  7. MikeAndrews

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    She's from Texas by way of Chicago!

    She was having no luck finding work "off stage." There's a LOT of live theater in Chicago. Then the "Fargo" guys saw her audition tape.

    Here's an interview with her:
    http://voices.suntimes.com/arts-ent...-be-for-chicagos-allison-tolman/#.U0xEosemQ9N

    She really is very good in the role. I count little things like how she grimaced when facing the sun and cold and showing she loved her old man out there on the lake.
     
  8. tlc

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    I like the dumb-*ss brothers in the background. I hope that's a running thing -- when you see the two of them in the background, get ready!

    "Not again!"
     
  9. trainman

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    I think you mean Arthur Dent.

    All this is why I'm still finding it incongruous to hear a Minnesota accent coming out of Martin Freeman's mouth.
     
  10. stellie93

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    He didn't look familiar at all to me, and I just watched the second Hobbit movie today. I would never have put that together. Thanks.
     
  11. jdfs

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    Of course his most famous role was Tim from the original Office.
     
  12. dwatt

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    Do houses in Minnesota or North Dakota really have plastic flap doggie doors? My heating bill is high enough in Michigan with a solid door. I can't imagine having to heat a house with a four foot hole in the door.
     
  13. john4200

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    Perhaps they could install a miniature revolving door.
     
  14. Steveknj

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    Yep. I find the same thing with The Good Wife, when they do street scenes that are so obviously NYC to me. But since I'm from the area, I recognize it, but someone in Duluth probably wouldn't.
     
  15. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    This show is really becoming must see for me. It's up there with Mad Men and GoT as shows I can't wait to watch each week. I love how they throw in just little bits of inconsequential dialogue when the characters are talking, kind of out of the blue. It gives off that Coen Bros. feel. I think they've captured it well. I also love that the female cop's name is SOLVE-rson. That's like the perfect cop name for this series :)
     
  16. MikeAndrews

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    Mine does. I specifically got the "plastic flap" doogie door because it's the absolute best at insulation.

    http://www.moorepet-petdoors.com/MaxSeal-Wall-Mount-Pet-Doors-s/139.htm

    I just last week replaced the worn out flaps (for $100+)

    There are electric doors that open the door ala Star Trek.
     
  17. VegasVic

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    The only thing I don't like about this show is that there are only 7 more to go and it's a one and done season.
     
  18. MikeAndrews

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    Alison was talking "if they get renewed" so we might look for another chapter.

    Methinks that they can wrap up one saga and start a new one - vaguely related - in a new season, sorta like "Justified." They can follow Chief Molly or the crew actually in Fargo with some other cops.
     
  19. VegasVic

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    Yes I suppose it could continue with some new talent and some recurring characters. If the writing and acting remain top notch I'm all in for another season.
     
  20. Rob Helmerichs

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    I believe they've said that it's a True Detective-style show, where each season would be an independent story.
     

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