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Savannah Pop Culture

Of the many books and movies set in Savannah, John Berendt's "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" is by far the most iconic. The true story of antique dealer Jim Williams, accused of killing a local male escort, is classic Southern Gothic. Many Savannah sites, including The Mercer Williams House and Bonaventure Cemetery, appear in the book and the subsequent film. Other books set in Savannah include E.L. Doctorow's Civil War story "The March" and Chris Fuhrman's "The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys." Movies include "Forrest Gump" (Forest was sitting on a Savannah bus stop bench as he narrated his epic life story) and Miley Cyrus-starring Nicholas Sparks adaptation "The Last Song."