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Re: DFW in the Media

Postby I45Tex » 18 May 2020 17:06

dukemeredith wrote:I was most surprised to see German Chocolate Cake on that list. That’s definitely something Dallas could take ownership of and be “known” for around the country — like Key West is “known” for Key Lime Pie (among other things).



Same here!

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Re: DFW in the Media

Postby Matt777 » 01 Aug 2020 15:04

The new second season of "The Umbrella Academy" takes place in Dallas in the early 1960's (multiple years, 1960-64 since the characters time travel and are dropped off in different years). Some nice shots of the Downtown skyline in the background, while it's filmed in a neighborhood that resembles Old East Dallas or Deep Ellum in the 60s.(obviously filmed elsewhere). Part of the plot involves the Russians invading Dallas. Interesting so far.

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Re: DFW in the Media

Postby clcrash19 » 01 Aug 2020 15:19

Thats awesome, great exposure, show is so popular on netflix right now

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Re: DFW in the Media

Postby Matt777 » 01 Aug 2020 15:45

clcrash19 wrote:Thats awesome, great exposure, show is so popular on netflix right now


I think so too, but we'll see. I'm on episode 2. If they follow the whole country fried redneck president killin' stereotype, it might be negative exposure. Anecdotally, many people I know think that "Dallas" killed JFK and it was a conservative redneck who did it, when Lee Harvey Oswald wasn't even from here, lived all over the country, barely lived in Dallas at all, and was a Socialist/Communist who defected to Russia and lived there for years. But, most will pin it on the city itself.

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Re: DFW in the Media

Postby Matt777 » 01 Aug 2020 19:37

Matt777 wrote:
clcrash19 wrote:Thats awesome, great exposure, show is so popular on netflix right now


I think so too, but we'll see. I'm on episode 2. If they follow the whole country fried redneck president killin' stereotype, it might be negative exposure. Anecdotally, many people I know think that "Dallas" killed JFK and it was a conservative redneck who did it, when Lee Harvey Oswald wasn't even from here, lived all over the country, barely lived in Dallas at all, and was a Socialist/Communist who defected to Russia and lived there for years. But, most will pin it on the city itself.


I won't spoil it, but some of these fears come true.

However.... they did a good job of researching Dallas and make local references like Neiman Marcus, various streets, Oak Lawn, and even feature a scene in the "Ports O' Call" tiki lounge that existed above the Southland building (now the Sheraton Downtown), although it is just called "Tiki Lounge" and the Southland Life Building they use in the show is much shorter and looks nothing like the real thing. Kudos for effort, though.

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Re: DFW in the Media

Postby Hannibal Lecter » 01 Aug 2020 23:27

Mostly shot in Hamilton, Ontario, though I understand they did shoot some stuff locally in places like Dealey Plaza.

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Re: DFW in the Media

Postby clcrash19 » 02 Aug 2020 00:20

They shot here for two days, know a friend who worked on set. Long days 14-15 hour days to get everything in, but they wrapped all the shots and stuff they needed within 48 hours of arriving in dallas.

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Re: DFW in the Media

Postby tamtagon » 02 Aug 2020 09:03

...you'd think ATT could through a little content production into it's homebase. Maybe once the ATT HQ playground reaches full stride, it will be the backdrop to some HBO scenes.

I'm losing confidence that Headington will ever muster up a red carpet premier and screening venue for film, but now that ATT is a major content provider, Dallas will finally get a venue capable of holding onto a slot in the first run, A-List entertainer PR rotation after LA, NYC, Chicago and Miami. Dallas is enough of a city, now, to keep a short visit from going stale.

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Re: DFW in the Media

Postby exelone31 » 03 Aug 2020 09:14

Matt777 wrote:
clcrash19 wrote:Thats awesome, great exposure, show is so popular on netflix right now


I think so too, but we'll see. I'm on episode 2. If they follow the whole country fried redneck president killin' stereotype, it might be negative exposure. Anecdotally, many people I know think that "Dallas" killed JFK and it was a conservative redneck who did it, when Lee Harvey Oswald wasn't even from here, lived all over the country, barely lived in Dallas at all, and was a Socialist/Communist who defected to Russia and lived there for years. But, most will pin it on the city itself.


For more on this thought line, I recommend the book "Dallas 1963" by Bill Minutaglio. It really places you in the environment of the city at the time. While Lee Harvey Oswald was definitely an outlier, even potentially trying to assassinate a right-wing political figure prior to the Kennedy assassination, the climate of the city was extremely hostile.

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Re: DFW in the Media

Postby Matt777 » 03 Aug 2020 12:45

exelone31 wrote:
Matt777 wrote:
clcrash19 wrote:Thats awesome, great exposure, show is so popular on netflix right now


I think so too, but we'll see. I'm on episode 2. If they follow the whole country fried redneck president killin' stereotype, it might be negative exposure. Anecdotally, many people I know think that "Dallas" killed JFK and it was a conservative redneck who did it, when Lee Harvey Oswald wasn't even from here, lived all over the country, barely lived in Dallas at all, and was a Socialist/Communist who defected to Russia and lived there for years. But, most will pin it on the city itself.


For more on this thought line, I recommend the book "Dallas 1963" by Bill Minutaglio. It really places you in the environment of the city at the time. While Lee Harvey Oswald was definitely an outlier, even potentially trying to assassinate a right-wing political figure prior to the Kennedy assassination, the climate of the city was extremely hostile.


I'll check it out, but what bothers me is that this hostility has and DOES exist across the nation. It's not a Texas problem or a Southern problem like many like to portray it. It's a national problem and always has been. Our nation was literally built on it. Media tends to portray it as a Southern problem only.


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