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View Poll Results: What is "Hollywood's" showcase city?
New York 12 34.29%
Los Angeles 20 57.14%
Other 3 8.57%
Voters: 35. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-16-2015, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Downtown LA
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Statistically, the majority of the film and tv locations are places other than LA or New York. Atlanta, Vancouver , North carolina, Louisiana , even Romania. That documentary "LA plays itself" is great, I wish more films and tv would show all the exciting things happening in LA like the revival of downtown, all the old movie houses and incredible architecture, the cool night clubs and restaurant and hip neighborhoods and the the fascinating history of Los Angeles.

I would love to move to california if I could find the right neighborhood and I am not stuck in a car. LA is a beautiful place but you never see enough of all the exciting stuff happening now in LA on film and tv. I don't think I have ever seen a really cool recent film on silver lake or echo park or los feliz or the revival of downtown. I read LA weekly all the time and I am waiting for that cool bohemian film or tv show about contemporary LA
500 Days of Summer (2006) is pretty much a love letter to Downtown LA. There's a line where Joseph Gordon-Levitt's character says:

“There’s so much beauty here. Sure the street level isn’t much to look at, but if you look up, there’s some exciting stuff going on. If it were up to me, I’d get people to notice!”



Kind of foreshadowed the renaissance that kicked off down here not too long after the movie came out.

For Silverlake, watch Lake Bell's film In A World (2013). It focuses on the Hollywood industry but its mostly shot around Silverlake and I find it to really capture the vibe of that neighborhood. I don't know...maybe Lake Bell just strikes me as a Silverlake hipster lol



For Echo Park, there's nothing I can think of super recently that really focuses on the neighborhood, but if you go a few years back you have Quinceañera (2006) and Mi Vida Loca (1993). Quinceañera focuses quite a bit on Echo Park's transition from working-class Mexican neighborhood to hipster haven. Mi Vida Loca is about the gang life in Echo Park when the hood was a lot rougher.




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Old 09-16-2015, 12:07 PM
 
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great stuff. I will check those films out. thanks

I found this a while back, its a very cool short drone videography of LA.

My buddy just started a drone photography company but he got shut down because he didnt have the right licenses from the FAA lol


https://vimeo.com/136228343
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Old 09-16-2015, 12:09 PM
 
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What about Toronto isn't that where New York movies are filmed?
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Old 09-16-2015, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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I'd say they are about equal in terms of the number of shows/movies that are set in either location. If you're asking which city is "showcased" more (that's in your poll question), then I'd say NYC by far.
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Old 09-16-2015, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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You see more of L.A. in Fear the Walking Dead than you do in most shows and movies set there.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDxew5SguVw
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Old 09-16-2015, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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You see more of L.A. in Fear the Walking Dead than you do in most shows and movies set there.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDxew5SguVw
Which is interesting, because only the pilot was filmed there--the rest was around Vancouver. They musr have stocked up on great shots, because I'm still fooled (but I'm not intimately familiar with L.A., so there's that). Although there was a reviewer, I think Grantland, that complained about gray skies.

Sidenote: Any one else think the show is finally picking up? Wow, last Sunday's episode was good! Maybe we'll get lucky and get our first meaningful death this Sunday (Griselda? Ruben Blades, perhaps?) !
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Old 09-16-2015, 02:45 PM
 
Location: CA, NC, and currently FL
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The question asked was which city is showcased most, and the answer is LA. Sorry you don't like the answer.
What's to like about such an ignorant and ill-informed answer? Especially taking your previous posts here into consideration.
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Old 09-16-2015, 05:54 PM
 
Location: CA, NC, and currently FL
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What about Toronto isn't that where New York movies are filmed?
Suits is the only major show I can think of the top of my head. Even then I'm pretty sure things are done to fake New York, I had read something about mural painting backgrounds or something like that a while ago.

I only breezed though it, but don't see any prominent New York shows in the list apart from that:
https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php...es%29#mw-pages

Movies tend to be more in quantity, but even for that I'm pretty sure some secondary shooting would be done these days. Here's a list of films shot in Toronto:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...hot_in_Toronto
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Old 09-16-2015, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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What's to like about such an ignorant and ill-informed answer? Especially taking your previous posts here into consideration.
Whatever you say, Trolly McTroll.
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Old 09-16-2015, 06:27 PM
 
Location: CA, NC, and currently FL
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Whatever you say, Trolly McTroll.
LOL. Your insults are worse than your posts, and that's saying something.
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