Just a few minor adjustments to my 50-state movie list (see the post immediately below this one). I originally didn’t have one for Delaware, but Todd Mason weighed in with Trigger Man, a 2007 effort that looks like a pretty good film, so I added it.
Upon further reflection, I replaced South Dakota’s North By Northwest with Dances With Wolves. I know, I know, Alfred Hitchcock being replaced by Kevin Costner? Such heresy! But frankly, Dances With Wolves is a better film, and it’s much more of a South Dakota experience, whereas North By Northwest‘s principal connection to that state is basically confined to the dramatic finale on Mount Rushmore.
Moving on to Oklahoma, a big mea culpa from me for neglecting to include John Ford’s sensational classic, The Grapes Of Wrath. Mistake corrected.
I also added The Baron Of Arizona to Arizona and In Cold Blood to Kansas. If you haven’t seen The Baron Of Arizona, go find it. It’s a true story, yet so preposterous, you won’t believe it. Vincent Price is great in the title role. And as for Truman Capote’s great book brought to the screen, it’s a Kansas classic, albeit drenched in tragedy.
Just a note of explanation. Fargo is, of course, set almost entirely in Minnesota, and the title notwithstanding, it portrays the North Star State and its great people pretty well. Besides, North Dakota has its own great film, Northern Lights.