Movie magic (a poem)

The movie Rapture-Palooza is set in Seattle after The Rapture. Many of the outdoor scenes, though, took place on decidedly un-Seattle-like streets. That got me thinking about how movies treat the geography of the cities in which the stories are set…

You know
you’d never see that around here
it’s probably in Vancouver
or Toronto
because nothing says America
more than a street in Canada somewhere

it takes 45 minutes to get there from here—
and those streets run parallel
Do they think that nobody from that town
will be watching?

(31 March 2015—posted April 1)