Tuesday, February 23, 2010

A 'Serious' setting

So I watched the Coen Brothers' latest film, "A Serious Man," and forget the plot, I was just hypnotized by the setting. It's set in the Coens' hometown of St. Louis Park, MN (known as St. Jewish Park for reasons the movie makes obvious) in 1967, and the details, the homes, the cars, the SCENE IN A RED OWL GROCERY STORE are all so perfect it's like a little Minnesota time machine for me.

Here's a good page talking about exactly where the film was shot. Now I want to go to that Coopers (!) Super Valu on West Seventh and see just how old and quaint it looks.

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