Might have to look closely
March 14, 2015 7:55 PM   Subscribe

 
Some of these look 'shopped' to me.
posted by Confess, Fletch at 7:59 PM on March 14, 2015 [4 favorites]


Because of the pixels.
posted by wabbittwax at 8:05 PM on March 14, 2015 [3 favorites]


8 Mile twice brought the lols.
posted by Stonestock Relentless at 8:11 PM on March 14, 2015 [1 favorite]


Who knew Canada had it's own version of The Onion?

Still, I learned that “the Northern Lights are seen by the prime minister’s office as a signature leftist icon.”
posted by oneswellfoop at 8:21 PM on March 14, 2015 [1 favorite]


What makes the Good Will Hunting one funny is that the movie was actually shot in Toronto.
posted by dry white toast at 8:33 PM on March 14, 2015 [3 favorites]


Also Scott Pilgrim, where the city is basically a starring characteR.
posted by cacofonie at 8:47 PM on March 14, 2015 [2 favorites]


It took me a couple of frames to figure out the joke, but then I LOLed. Well, okay, not really. But I smiled politely to myself in the most Canadian of manners.
posted by jacquilynne at 8:50 PM on March 14, 2015 [4 favorites]


Dunno what they're talking about. It's perfectly cromulent for the Seattle Space Needle to appear in lots of American films.
posted by barnacles at 9:04 PM on March 14, 2015 [1 favorite]


They left out Tarkovsky's Andrei Rublev, Kurosawa's The Hidden Fortress, and Rossellini's Rome, Open City (which feature Toronto city hall, The Eaton Centre, and Skydome respectively).
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 9:06 PM on March 14, 2015 [2 favorites]


Toronto street cars doubled for San Francisco trolleys in a recent episode of The Mindy Project.
posted by Gin and Comics at 9:48 PM on March 14, 2015


Also Scott Pilgrim, where the city is basically a starring character.

I can't remember where I heard Edgar Wright say it (probably on Terry Gross), but they actually digitally added in the Toronto skyline into the scene where Scott is fighting the Chris Evans character. They filmed the shot where NYC "backdrop" tears and it shows the CN tower in NY (so that's a real Manhattan skyline, but then added in a fake Toronto skyline through the rip.

So, ironically this website is true in the Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.
posted by sideshow at 12:13 AM on March 15, 2015


The "Canadian Dollar falls to $0.85 CAD" article on the sidebar is perfect.

Hey, it was started by students at my alma mater! Cool.
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 12:32 AM on March 15, 2015


as a Toronto person that works in VFX, who has had to remove my city from a lot of films, this amuses the hell out of me.
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 3:30 AM on March 15, 2015 [2 favorites]


I remember a review of the Ramones that said, sure , it's the same joke, but the joke is brilliant. I suddenly felt the same way when I saw the CN Tower on the bus.

I'm easily amused? No...you're difficult to amuse!
posted by One Hand Slowclapping at 5:11 AM on March 15, 2015 [1 favorite]


Who knew Canada had it's own version of The Onion?

See also: the Beaverton.
posted by chapps at 5:27 AM on March 15, 2015 [1 favorite]


OK, OK, I lold.
posted by LMGM at 5:46 AM on March 15, 2015


Fake, fake, fake. The one labeled "Back to the Future" is clearly from "Back to the Future II."
posted by Pater Aletheias at 6:32 AM on March 15, 2015 [2 favorites]


I read this as Totoro landmarks the first time, and thought that one about Toronto landmarks would be better. That said, Spirited Away makes an appearance.
posted by wotsac at 7:47 AM on March 15, 2015


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