Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: New Jersey

  1. #1
    Почтенный гражданин
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    458
    Rep Power
    10

    New Jersey

    As I noticed New Jersey is the city which is mentioned in Hollywood films most often. Why? Does it have some special reputation?
    My English isn't so good, зато с русским все в порядке ))
    I'll be very thankful, if you correct my mistakes.

  2. #2
    Завсегдатай
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    las vegas
    Posts
    1,687
    Rep Power
    11
    New Jersey is actually a State.
    Can you give any examples of what movies mention New Jersy?

    The most popular cities mentioned in Hollywood films are probably New York, and Los Angeles. Sometimes there are movies in Las Vegas.
    Какая разница, умереть богатым или бедным?

    Какой толк от богатства если ты не счастлив.

  3. #3
    Увлечённый спикер
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    58
    Rep Power
    10
    Jersey is mentioned a lot in movies; it's true. It's got a reputation for being a small suburbian area but also kind of tough.

    Examples of movies / TV shows set in jersey: the jersey series (clerks, jay and silent bob strike back, mallrats etc...), the sopranos, ... there are more I just cant think of them off the top of my head.

  4. #4
    Почтенный гражданин
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    458
    Rep Power
    10
    Quote Originally Posted by kwatts59
    New Jersey is actually a State.
    Oh, I'm so sorry!

    And about films. I noticed, that if some person behave unusual, someone often say: "Oh, probably you're from Jersey!"
    For example, I've recently watched "Hudson Hawk" again. When Bruce Willis robbed Vatican, he was called a guy from Jersey.
    Or in Soulkeeper movie, when a very beautiful girl was dragging an astonished hero in the bed, he said: "You're from Jersey, aren't you?"

    And many other movies (Nathan's list, for instance)...
    My English isn't so good, зато с русским все в порядке ))
    I'll be very thankful, if you correct my mistakes.

  5. #5
    din
    din is offline
    Подающий надежды оратор
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Posts
    24
    Rep Power
    10
    it's because of the american fixation with the jersey devil.

  6. #6
    Завсегдатай
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    My Time & Space
    Posts
    6,559
    Rep Power
    16
    Sorry, a bit of off-topic, about "Peacemaker" with Kidman and Clooney: What did she mean hijacking the minivan and saying, "you're from Philadelphia, aen't you?"
    «И всё, что сейчас происходит внутре — тоже является частью вселенной».

  7. #7
    DDT
    DDT is offline
    Завсегдатай DDT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    I have given up the Gambling, the Wine and the Cows!.. I'm back now! ....nope Im gone again!
    Posts
    3,364
    Rep Power
    14

    Re: New Jersey

    Quote Originally Posted by pranki
    Does it have some special reputation?
    I think it is their accent.
    Let me be a free man, free to travel, free to stop, free to work, free to trade where I choose, free to choose my own teachers, free to follow the religion of my fathers, free to talk, think and act for myself. - Chief Joseph, Nez Perce

  8. #8
    Подающий надежды оратор
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    28
    Rep Power
    10
    There are many people from New York who make fun of people from New Jersey and the state itself. This is mainly because New Jersey is seen as like a dumping ground for NY. There are also many factories, oil refineries, and other poluting facilities in the upper part of central NJ. Most New Yorkers see this part of NJ, so they usually think this is how it is all of the entire state, which is not true. The northern of NJ is very woodsy and on the mountainous side. From central to southern NJ, it various from suburban life to farms.

    NJ also used to be a very big resort area. However, over the years, less and less people have been visiting the shores. Cape May, NJ, located in the south at the very tip, is still a very popular and expensive resort area. Actually, many New Yorkers tend to move out of the city to NJ. Many of my neighbors are from NY.

    As to why they make fun of people who live in NJ, I have no clue. Example: they make fun of the way they drive. However, when New Yorkers come to NJ, they're awful as well.

Similar Threads

  1. jersey
    By Acmepoug in forum Spanish
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: May 15th, 2007, 03:04 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  


Russian Lessons                           

Russian Tests and Quizzes            

Russian Vocabulary