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Old 12-19-2012, 02:56 PM
 
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Entertainment seems to be the one industry that everyone wants to take as their own and make their hometowns a major player in. It seems everyone and every city wants to take the limelight from LA and be the next "Hollywood East/South/North". There's not other cities that are fighting to be the "Next wallstreet". Finance is an industry deeply rooted in NYC, and that city will remain the capitol, and everyone seems to be content with that. The big players in the financial realm don't mind going through NYC and swiming with the sharks.

But with entertainment, it seems everyone's clamoring to bury LA and take the "entertainment capitol" title away from it. It seems folks are clamoring to do away with LA being the focal point of Film, TV, and pop-culture in the US and throughout the Western world. It's like folks hate Hollywood/Los Angeles specifically and hate the supposed vanity LA and "The Industry" entails, but at the sametime they want their town to be THE next Hollywood. What's up with that?
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Old 12-19-2012, 05:35 PM
 
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But with entertainment, it seems everyone's clamoring to bury LA and take the "entertainment capitol" title away from it. It seems folks are clamoring to do away with LA being the focal point of Film, TV, and pop-culture in the US and throughout the Western world. It's like folks hate Hollywood/Los Angeles specifically and hate the supposed vanity LA and "The Industry" entails, but at the sametime they want their town to be THE next Hollywood. What's up with that?
Good point! For me, it's not hating what the industry entails or anything like that. It's the car culture, the sprawl, the difficulty in getting from place to place, the comparative lack of artsy cultural things to do, et cetera. Maybe people want to make their city the new Hollywood so that they can pursue their film/TV interests and change the things they dislike about Hollywood? I don't know. But I don't see why anyone who dislikes LA would want their hometown to become like LA.
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Old 12-19-2012, 05:55 PM
 
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Good point! For me, it's not hating what the industry entails or anything like that. It's the car culture, the sprawl, the difficulty in getting from place to place, the comparative lack of artsy cultural things to do, et cetera. Maybe people want to make their city the new Hollywood so that they can pursue their film/TV interests and change the things they dislike about Hollywood? I don't know. But I don't see why anyone who dislikes LA would want their hometown to become like LA.
It's like when Motown was losing it's home in Detroit and moving to LA in the 70's. And then Atlanta becoming popular in the R&B and Hip-Hop industry in the mid-90's with artist like TLC and Outkast. Atlanta was being hailed as the "New Motown" on the Outkast debut album. Then Tyler Perry and ATL becoming "Black Hollywood".
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Old 12-20-2012, 05:15 PM
 
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You have a distorted view of LA if you think it lacks artsy things to do. It is the second largest art market in the US, has more theater companies than anywhere else on the planet and has a Big Five orchestra. Most of LA is car centric, but it has plenty of "culture."
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Old 12-24-2012, 07:59 AM
 
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You have a distorted view of LA if you think it lacks artsy things to do. It is the second largest art market in the US, has more theater companies than anywhere else on the planet and has a Big Five orchestra. Most of LA is car centric, but it has plenty of "culture."
To be fair, she said artsy communities. Regardless of whether it has them or not, you are talking about two different things.
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