The 10 Biggest References to the Hudson Valley, NY, in Pop Culture, Music, and Movies in 2011
Poptional Reading delivers the biggest references to our region in 2011
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4. X-Men: First Class [Exaggeration]
Of all the superhero teams, the X-Men are closest to our hearts: They keep their HQ in “Salem Center,” Westchester County. Whenever a new X-Men movie is released, I get most excited about seeing how they interpret my hometown. This time, my heart raced at the title card that read “Westchester – 1944” — only to be disappointed upon the realization that the Englefield House (an Elizabethan manor in Berkshire, England) was the stand-in for our fair estates. Next time, X-Men filmmakers, bring James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender to the real Westchester (and, um, invite me to lunch).
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