Lately I've been watching Stephen Fry in America
, in which the polymath visits every state within six episodes, six hours. As you might expect its a bit of a whistle stop tour, some states get little more than a few minutes and he drives right through Dellaware and Maryland without stopping.
But it has this fellow Britisher even more interested in landscape/cityscape of the big country especially those parts which don't usually appear and one of the ways to do that would be through the magic of film. There are "categories" on the Wikipedia (here's Minnesota
) but that's no substitute for personal recommendation.
So what are the best films which have been made about your state or city? Extra marks if they were actually filmed there, with further "likes" for history lessons. Any genre and any format, fictional or documentary.
I might not be able to afford to come to the states yet, but perhaps this way I'll at least be able to get a taste of its four corners.