Thursday, 9 February 2012

Week 7: Connecticut

"The wives, the wives are up in Connecticut,
 Trying to forget it,
 That they really do regret it,
 That they moved up to Connecticut..."
 - 'The Wives Are In Connecticut',
  Carly Simon

Welcome to Connecticut, 'the Nutmeg State' (who makes up these names? I mean, really? Nutmeg? 'Skinny Mocha Latte State' more like!). We've left the mountains far behind and all we can see now is white picket fence suburbia.

Think of all the things Connecticut is famous for. Think harder. No? Well, Yale University is in New Haven, Connecticut. The US submarine fleet is headquartered at Groton, Connecticut. But I suppose it is most known for its convenient access routes to New York City. NYC is just down the line, you can almost see it. Patience, patience, we're not going there yet. Connecticut is prime commuter territory. Its 'Gold Coast' has some of the most expensive real estate on the eastern seaboard of the USA.

So will this week's films depict Connecticut as a suburban heaven or a suburban hell? I wonder...

The three films for this week are:
  • Revolutionary Road (2008)
  • The Stepford Wives (1975)
  • Mystic Pizza (1988)

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