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    Fans of the Transformers movies, there's an announcement today in Inside Indiana Business that part of the next movie will be filmed in Gary Indiana:


    Locations in Gary are being prepped for close-ups in the action movie "Transformers 3." The Gary Office of Film and Television tells our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana, a former industrial site near the Majestic Star casino and the ruins of a cathedral in the downtown area have been chosen for scenes in the movie.

    A "former industrial site" and "the ruins of a cathedral."

    Looks like this will add to the long list of humiliating depictions of Indiana:











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    I'm not saying all the Hollywood images of Indiana are bad. But most are pretty bad.

    Add others, please.
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    The location for one action sequence is stated as being in Indianapolis, but looks nothing like it.
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    A Christmas Story was filmed, and portrayed, Cleveland OH.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0085334/trivia

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    Breaking Away....duh

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    A Christmas Story was filmed, and portrayed, Cleveland OH.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0085334/trivia
    May have been filmed in Cleveland, but definitely depicted Indiana.
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    Breaking Away....duh
    There's a trilogy of Indiana sports movies that are probably the best representations of the state:











    Also, there is this one, which was filmed partly in Indiana but not represented to actually be here.


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    I hate Rudy.

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    And here's a really, really bad movie based loosely on a very, very good book:














    Let me say this:

    Anybody could google "movies filmed in Indiana" and post a definitive list in 10 seconds. Please don't do that right away, but lets see how many we can think of and post a pic, and how many of the pic we can recognize.



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    If you're just talking filming, you can throw in
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    Some of "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" was supposed to be in Muncie, IN.

    There was a movie Ben Affleck made before "Good Will Hunting" called "Going All the Way" which was filmed down on Fountain Square. (I admit - I remembered the movie from an article I read in the Star, but not the name of the movie, so I had to look up the name on IMDB.)

    A cheap movie from the '80's called "Real Men," with Jim Belushi and John Ritter a scene in a generic alley that was captioned as "Indianapolis," where I believe the two of them fought spies dressed as clowns.

    In the first season of the TV Series "Supernatural," there was an episode about a demon that caused plane crashes, and there was a scene supposedly in the Indianapolis Airport, but it was ridiculously modern.

    "The West Wing" had an episode called "20 Hours in America" that started with the president giving a speech on a farm in Indiana, then Josh, Toby, and whateverthehellJosh'sassistantsnamewas getting left by the motorcade, and they spent the entire episode trying to catch up or catch a train or get to the airport, but were completely flummoxed by the time zone situation (obviously, pre-DST). The ep ended in a bar at a hotel in the Indianapolis Airport, where Josh and Toby were talking to a father from Iowa (or somewhere like that), who was in town because "he'd brought his daughter in to visit Notre Dame." Why the **** he flew into Indy to visit Notre Dame, I couldn't tell you.

    There was an old Humphrey Bogart movie called "The Desperate Hours," where Bogart played an escaped convict who held a family hostage. It was set in or around Indy, and this struck me because there were a few scenes showing Indiana State Police cars. I have no idea if it was filmed here. (This was remade in the 90's with Anthony Hopkins, but the remake was not in Indy.)

    I only vaguely remember the details, but in "The Royal Tenenbaums," the Margo character (Gwyneth Paltrow) was missing a hand or a finger, and when it was explained, I believe it was attributed to a time when she ran away from home and lived with cousins in Indiana. My recollection is that they flash cut to a scene in a rural area with a bunch of central casting yokels around her.

    There was a short-lived TV series called "Eerie, Indiana" but I know nothing about it.

    Buffy and Jody and Sissy on "The Family Affair" were supposedly from Terre Haute, IN. However, they never left New York, and for some reason known only to the people running the show, they pronounced it "Terre Hut." I strongly suspect this was the leading cause in Buffy's later drug overdose.

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    I believe that "Blue Chips" movie with Shaq and Penny had some scenes set in Indiana. Believe they even had a Bird cameo in French Lick.

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    This thread makes me miss working for the Film Commission.

    I did my senior thesis on how to revive the film industry, and I was shocked at the big (and not so large) tax breaks companies get for filming in certain places.

    I do not remember how Indiana fared on that list.

    FWIW, I think the third transformers is goign to be a major flop. Then again, IMHO, the second one was a major flop.....

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    I believe that "Blue Chips" movie with Shaq and Penny had some scenes set in Indiana. Believe they even had a Bird cameo in French Lick.
    Frankfort, I believe.
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    FWIW, I think the third transformers is goign to be a major flop. Then again, IMHO, the second one was a major flop.....
    I think I'm one of the few people who actually liked the 2nd one.

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    Hey the book the film was based on was written by a guy from Indiana.


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    The character Kathryn Janeway's hometown was Bloomington Indiana.



    Avery Brooks the actor who portrays Ben Sisco is from Evansville Indiana and lived in Indiana his entire childhood even going to college at I.U.



    Frank Burns was from Fort Wayne Indiana


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    Tim Robbins character Norville Barnse was from Muncie Indiana in the movie Hudsucker Proxy


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    TV Series "Close To Home" was based in Indy.

    It only lasted a couple of seasons, I thought it was a good show. It was primarily filmed in California, but hey showed alot of downtown Indy scenery.

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    There was an old Humphrey Bogart movie called "The Desperate Hours," where Bogart played an escaped convict who held a family hostage.
    That story was written by the uncle of a friend of mine! I'm glad you mentioned it.


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    Buffy and Jody and Sissy on "The Family Affair" were supposedly from Terre Haute, IN. However, they never left New York, and for some reason known only to the people running the show, they pronounced it "Terre Hut."
    This would make me lose all possible respect for you, but for the fact that I remember the same detail, and that I've been quoting Buffy and Jody's "What a stinkin' day. Yeah, all this crummy rain." dialogue about 10 times a year for the past 40 years.


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    Ed Asner, Christian Slater and Morgan Freeman? A movie set in (and actually filmed in) Huntingburg? Anyone?

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    Plus, there's the obvious Parks & Rec on NBC. Set in fictional Pawnee, IN. They've paid homage to many of the sports teams, as the character Mark Brendanawicz is a big Pacers fan and is seen dressed as a Pacer player on Halloween and is given Pacers tickets for Christmas. The Colts are also mentioned frequently, with the character Andy Dwyer, who states how he wants to be the starting Middle Linebacker for the Colts and is given a Reggie Wayne jersey for Christmas.

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    Plus, there's the obvious Parks & Rec on NBC. Set in fictional Pawnee, IN.
    I've never seen it, but the opening of that show has a quick clip of a big Indian. that's Chief Godfrey in Montpelier, which is the town closest to where I grew up.
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    If we're broadening to current TV, The Middle (renewed for a second season) is set in fictional Orson, IN, which, on their map, looks like it's around Mooresville.

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    Although I don't believe the midwestern town in the film is ever actually named, In the Company of Men was shot almost entirely in Ft. Wayne. If you haven't seen it, you should. Top shelf work from Aaron Eckhart. This was Neil LaBute's screenwriting and directorial debut -- long before (re)making one of the funniest films of the 2000s. If you're a Mamet fan, you'll dig this (In the Company... not Wicker Man).

    A few years ago an annoying documentary was released called American Teen which was shot with Plymouth or Warsaw High School students. Can't remember which.

    There is a Steve Buscemi film called Lonesome Jim which stars Casey Affleck takes place in Indiana. I remember a line about ice skating at Glenbrook Mall.

    I doubt any of Kinsey was filmed in Indiana but the story obviously takes place in Bloomington.

    In & Out was set in Indiana I think, though I can't remember if it was a real or fictional town.

    The Music Man has the song "Gary, Indiana".

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