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Jan. 17--Big Stone Gap is not in South Carolina.
The movie version ought not be filmed there either. Efforts by Virginia lawmakers and area residents to bring this movie home are well founded.
It's a matter of community pride, but that isn't all there is to it. Filming the movie-adaptation of Adriana Trigiani's eponymous novel in Big Stone Gap would boost the local economy and draw tourists to this furthest corner of Virginia.
Trigiani, for her part, wants to film the movie in the hometown of her youth. However, the production company, Storefront Pictures, isn't likely to be swayed by sentimentality -- especially not when South Carolina is offering …