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The question was just asked by Eddie and Ben and the gang on a TCM interlude.  Good question.  I knew right away where I belonged - in that Ames, Iowa pool hall with Newman, Gleason, Scott, and the boys.  I’d be the fella who swept the floor and tended to the pool tables.  I know how to do that.

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6 hours ago, Thompson said:

The question was just asked by Eddie and Ben and the gang on a TCM interlude.  Good question.  I knew right away where I belonged - in that Ames, Iowa pool hall with Newman, Gleason, Scott, and the boys.  I’d be the fella who swept the floor and tended to the pool tables.  I know how to do that.

Honestly. It Might Depend On the Day For This One.. (😂🤷‍♂️🤷‍♀️)

   Good Question. Ironically Enough, Today In Particular Has Kinda Been Edge of Tomorrow for me.

  Have Sometimes Though it Might Be Pretty Nifty to Live "In" A Film(s) As Eclectic And Varied As Take Me Out to the BallGame - BladeRunner 2049

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44 minutes ago, brianNH said:

Hmm, maybe a different Iowa pool hall -- the one in River City.  Lots of great tunes to get you through the day, though probably not everyone's cup of tea.

I Actually Thought Ah' That. 😂😂

 

      (i) Always HAVE Been Kinda Stubborn Though. lol

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Oh, I dunno. Perhaps in The Best Years of Our Lives ?

(...and maybe because it takes place in a time and a place in this country when the promise of better days to come and a brighter future was the general viewpoint held by more Americans than it seems it is today, unfortunately)

 

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21 minutes ago, LonesomePolecat said:

If I could still have Wifi, I'd want to live in MEET ME IN ST LOUIS -- I love that house so much!

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I thought about that. Then I thought Bikini Car Wash Company.  But no. 

I'd like to live in some show biz musical, like Footlight Parade. Maybe be the rehearsal pianist. 

 

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It'd be The Great Race for me. Nonstop adventure with Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis, Peter Falk AND Natalie Wood? Yeah, not passing that up. The dynamic among characters would be so much fun to interact with. Plus, really cool cars and costumes😁 

 

The Great Race

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I like movies set around 1900--Meet Me in St. Louis is perfect. Or those Doris Day movies where she's a small town sweetheart. Also, even though it's lurid and disturbing--King's Row where Bob Cummings is a smart young lad in turn of the century Missouri. I guess it's nostalgia for a simpler time of life. Basically they had everything we have, except for computers, but the pace is slower and you have time to notice all the thing around you.

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All the talk about Jane Powell in Seven Brides For Seven Brothers....I once lived on a farm & loved the self sufficient isolation. I'd love that big old cabin in the woods. (actually looks a lot like my farmhouse)

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Another choice would be to live in The Quiet Man's Inisfree. As a matter of fact, the cottage used in the film is in ruins and my brother & I have discussed buying the property and restoring it as a shared vacation home/tourist attraction.

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5 minutes ago, TikiSoo said:

Another choice would be to live in The Quiet Man's Inisfree. As a matter of fact, the cottage used in the film is in ruins and my brother & I have discussed buying the property and restoring it as a shared vacation home/tourist attraction.

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Is stayed in a small farm house/cottage just like this on the side of a mountain in Tralee for a few weeks not far from where they shot Ryan's Daughter.  It had a coal and turf fireplace.

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On 9/16/2021 at 4:23 PM, Thompson said:

The question was just asked by Eddie and Ben and the gang on a TCM interlude.  Good question.  I knew right away where I belonged - in that Ames, Iowa pool hall with Newman, Gleason, Scott, and the boys.  I’d be the fella who swept the floor and tended to the pool tables.  I know how to do that.

 I would say that beautiful place in Bonjour Tristesse (1958)

Ken Anderson 🏳️‍🌈🎞🎼 on Twitter: "60th Anniversary! Otto Preminger's film  adaptation of Françoise Sagan's 1954 novel "Bonjour Tristesse" was released  in NYC on January 15, 1958. Jean Seberg, David Niven, & Deborah

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I would love to live in the Austria landscape of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, minus the Nazi intrusions of the city. 

I would also love to mingle with the munchkins and explore the yellow brick road all the way in THE WIZARD OF OZ. No Wicked Witch of the West or anywhere else for that matter! Only good witches like Glinda.

 

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18 minutes ago, txfilmfan said:

This, minus the international intrigue...

Connecting The Dots - THE VANDAMM HOUSE in 'North By Northwest'

 

Well Tex, as they say about "great minds" here. At least when it comes to an appreciation of architectual styles, anyway.

(...ya see, I had earlier thought of posting this NBNW house myself in this thread after LonesomePolecat posted the Queen Anne style home from MMISL)

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1 hour ago, txfilmfan said:

This, minus the international intrigue...

Connecting The Dots - THE VANDAMM HOUSE in 'North By Northwest'

 

The Vandamm house was not a real structure or designed by Frank Lloyd Wright but if it was, it would be so interesting to see!

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The movie(s) I would want to live in would be a Frank Capra movie.  There were so many nice, caring people with a positive outlook in his movies.  My personal favorite Capra film is "You Can't Take It With You" (1938).  I love the whole idea of not caring or trying to live like rich snobs and doing whatever your creative spirit inspires you to do.

Original Film Title: YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU. English Title: YOU CAN'T  TAKE IT WITH YOU. Film Director: FRANK CAPRA. Year: 1938. Stars: JAMES  STEWART; JEAN ARTHUR; ANN MILLER. Credit: COLUMBIA

*  When I was a kid, I always wanted to see "the land of Oz" from "The Wizard of Oz", however the wicked witch and her flying monkeys are too scary.

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After seeing that question among the hosts, I gave it some thought......  Either;

The GEORGE BAILEY post-birth town of BEDFORD FALLS in IT'S A  WONDERFUL LIFE,  or...

The New York City of THE SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS.  ;)    And if neither is available, I'll settle for BOONE CITY of THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES fame.

Sepiatone

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It would be far easier to name films I would hate to live in, but the fictional town of Chuckawalla, NV in Desert Fury (1947) does have gorgeous scenery even though it looks more like Arizona.   

I'd live in a big mansion with my hardboiled mom Mary Astor who owns the casino and has the local judge in her pocket. A lot of people would hate me because they're just jealous, but **** 'em.   We'd lounge around in Edith Head gowns and look at the view from my round picture window or I'd jump in my new car and go see Burt Lancaster, the smitten sheriff I keep on a string.  He alerts when lowlifes like Wendell Corey and John Hodiak arrive in town and always has my back.  Mom taught me well. 

 

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1 hour ago, Sepiatone said:

The New York City of THE SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS. 

Being in NYC during the 50s just for the jazz clubs,   like the one featured in the film,  would be great but I think I would rather visit the place instead of living there on a full time basis.

 

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I'd love to live ON GOLDEN POND. 

The country, on a lake, fishing, loons in the evening, an adult beverage in hand while sitting on the deck.  Aaaaaahhhhhh..................

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