Interestingly, Jacksonville was a major center of silent film production until residents became fed up with the crowds and--yes--noise, forcing the industry to move westward.
Jacksonville reminds me of those warnings on rear view mirrors about objects being closer than they appear. Despite it's strong showing on the list of America's 25 largest cities, it's mainly there due to a city-county consolidation in 1968 which swelled its population. It doesn't have the cultural influence/notoriety or that big-city feel of , say, a Boston or a Washington (both of which are, population-wise, smaller).
It's Arbitron and Nielsen market rankings paint a better picture of this, as they're both well out of the top 25.
Jacksonville is unique in that, unlike most major cities, once you leave Jacksonville/Duval County limits, there are not many suburban communities, other than maybe St. Augustine. When you drive in or out of Atlanta, you are still in the Atlanta Metropolitan Area for at least another 45 minutes to an hour. The Jacksonville Metropolitan Area consist of Jacksonville/Duval County. In other words, once you leave Duval County, you are in the middle of NO WHERE, unlike Atlanta, Miami, Nashville, etc.