Sunday, November 05, 2006

from Main Street to Fargo

If you haven't seen the film"Fargo" you are in for a treat.  If you have, I recomend it again. A great many of us have been reading Sinclair Lewis' "Main Street" for our upcomming lecture. Fargo, North Dakota in the 1990's is not that different from the fictional Gopher Praire, Minnesota of 1920. The character accents are brilliant, 3rd generation Scandinavian-American accents. The backdrop of the film is a bleak picture of anytown midwestern suburbia; drab, mundane, utterly boring.  Its not so much that the stories are so similar as the settings.  TV's and shopping malls aside, not much else has changed in the last 80 years.

Check out the trailer below.