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Halifax Pop Culture

Due to incentives for film-makers, many movies have been shot in Halifax and in the surrounding area. "Titanic" was made here, and the modern-day scenes were filmed in the city, which is fitting because this is where the victims and survivors of the disaster were brought. Because Nova Scotia looks quite a bit like Maine, many Stephen King movies have been filmed here, including "Dolores Claiborne." "The Scarlet Letter" with  Demi Moore and "Amelia," with Hilary Swank both had scenes filmed in Halifax. "22 Minutes" is filmed at the CBC building in Halifax on Monday nights, and tickets are available (for free) through the website. "The Trailer Park Boys" TV show and movies were filmed here, and fans of the show will undoubtedly recognize a few locations around town. There are also plenty of novels and stories that are set in Halifax and Nova Scotia, including the award-winning “Book of Negroes” by Lawrence Hill.