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My GF and I count the US flags in every film we watch. So far the most was around 7. Strangely, we haven't once watched a film that didn't have one.

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Hmmm, this is gonna take some thinking...I mostly watch action-type movies, so the military/government/three-initial-agency-du-jour is usually involved, which in turn involves American flags...the only movie I've recently watched that hasn't had a flag was 'Battle Royale,' but that's Japanese so it doesn't count...



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any film that is filmed on location in a city could not possibly avoid them, in all probabllity they flags were already there.

the following buildings ALWAYS have a flag flying, skyscrapers, Churches, Hospitals, library's, courthouses, jails, police stations, fire stations, public transportation depots, malls, large department stores, car dealers. they are everywhere. and after 9/11 the amount of flags displayed on houses dramatically increased, but has since declined to about 1 in 15 houses displaying a flag.

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Yeah, this is something I think a lot of us don't get. OK, people in England put up flags if England are in some sporting competition, but that's about it.

There's an episode of the Simpsons that makes me laugh (there's loads of the Simpsons that makes me laugh, but this is for the wrong reasons...) where, in the future, Lisa's English boyfriend comes over to visit, and Homer runs up a Union Flag, but it catches fire on the electric fly-killer thing (or amybe it's an air-conditioner), so Bart and Homer stamp on it then throw compost on it to put the fire out. And Lisa's English boyfriend cries.

I really really can't think of any English people I know who would give a toss. They probably wouldn't even notice that you were flying the Union Flag in the first place. If they did, they'd wonder if the Queen was coming for tea. They'd probably laugh at it catching fire, and almost certainly wet themselves at the compost. Really, there's little funnier than throwing shite on a flag in a desperate attempt to put out the burning. I'm laughing as I'm typing that.

It's not often that the Simpsons really gets it wrong, but it did that time. We just don't care about flags, honestly.

Except for counting them, preferably as a drinking game.

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I havent seen an American film without it having a flag in it.

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My GF and I count the US flags in every film we watch. So far the most was around 7. Strangely, we haven't once watched a film that didn't have one.

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Yeah, this is something I think a lot of us don't get. OK, people in England put up flags if England are in some sporting competition, but that's about it.

There's an episode of the Simpsons that makes me laugh (there's loads of the Simpsons that makes me laugh, but this is for the wrong reasons...) where, in the future, Lisa's English boyfriend comes over to visit, and Homer runs up a Union Flag, but it catches fire on the electric fly-killer thing (or amybe it's an air-conditioner), so Bart and Homer stamp on it then throw compost on it to put the fire out. And Lisa's English boyfriend cries.

I really really can't think of any English people I know who would give a toss. They probably wouldn't even notice that you were flying the Union Flag in the first place. If they did, they'd wonder if the Queen was coming for tea. They'd probably laugh at it catching fire, and almost certainly wet themselves at the compost. Really, there's little funnier than throwing shite on a flag in a desperate attempt to put out the burning. I'm laughing as I'm typing that.

It's not often that the Simpsons really gets it wrong, but it did that time. We just don't care about flags, honestly.

Except for counting them, preferably as a drinking game.

Jez, you realise I'm going to Rainman of Movie Flags from now on?

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The last time i saw a union jack flying was years ago...
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Sorry to be picky, but the Union flag is only the Union Jack if its flying from a ship or boat. There you go. I'm educating the masses (although my information is frequently incorrect)

Oh, and I don't think there is an American Flag in Wild Wild West, starring Will Smith and some other people.

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Mmm, there's a point, I don't remember an American flag in half the John Wayne movies I've seen...that'd be the half where he's not in the military, by the way


Perhaps 'The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen?'

Oh, and I'm definitely using this as a drinking game...I'm thinking pop in a copy of 'Glory' or 'Gods and Generals,' anything involving the Civil War, and start the flag-counting...




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Do an Independance Day one. You'd be hammered

Stick a V8 in it!

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