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Old 01-18-2011, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Mt Washington: NELA
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The 1947 Project has some great book selections. Not a bad sight, either.

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Old 01-18-2011, 08:44 PM
 
Location: the illegal immigrant state
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I figured I would mention Changeling as a good period piece- the LA of ages past.
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Old 01-18-2011, 08:52 PM
 
Location: GLAMA
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Is that the one about the Wineville chicken coop murders? Is so, the scene of that crime is only a few miles South of me, and the house of horrors still stands.
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Old 01-18-2011, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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"The Day of the Locust" by Nathaniel West.

1930's depression era Los Angeles.

Nathanael West and the writing of 'The Day of the Locust' - latimes.com
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Old 01-18-2011, 10:15 PM
 
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Chinatown was already mentioned but I have to comment on it. I just watched it about 2 years ago and was thoroughly enjoying Jack and Faye's performances but when it got to the part where she finally tells him who the young lady was I actually gave out an involuntary gasp! I was just that struck! Only a great movie can bring out such emotion and for me Chinatown is one such film. How much it will teach you about LA culture and landscape........meh.

I've watched a few movies and TV programs based in LA whenever I get to jonesing for The City.
I loved the season of Project Runway in LA;
The Rachel Zoe Project;
Flippin Out (love, love LOVE, this show and you see so much of LA); Kathy Griffin's D-List;
Scrubs;
California Suite (an old film);
8:The Mormon Prop;
A Single Man(very good);
500 Days of Summer;
Spread (an Ashton Kutcher flick. Even his Punked shows will give you lots of LA's cityscape)
and OMG how could I forget, CLUELESS, the most true to life LA movie there ever was! As IF!
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Old 01-18-2011, 10:34 PM
 
Location: the illegal immigrant state
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Is that the one about the Wineville chicken coop murders?...
I believe so but I can't remember, so I now have an excuse to see it again.

Add to the list:
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Old 01-19-2011, 12:08 AM
 
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I figured I would mention Changeling as a good period piece- the LA of ages past.
yeah! she lived in lincoln heights too- i lived there for a year and couldn't see any landmarks whatsoever. she lived over there by the metro station, off ave 21.
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Old 01-19-2011, 12:10 AM
 
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Is that the one about the Wineville chicken coop murders? Is so, the scene of that crime is only a few miles South of me, and the house of horrors still stands.
really? oooooh. is it haunted or anything? that was an unusually perverse bunch of murders- back when this sort of thing wasn't your ordinary standard newspaper fare...
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Old 01-19-2011, 08:24 AM
 
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"Blade Runner" was set in LA in the year 2015

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Old 01-19-2011, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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"The Salton Sea" was pretty good, provided that you can get past Val Kilmer with a mohawk and tattoos!

There are also some songs and/or music videos that have always had a pretty "LA" feel to me:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zH8-lQ9CeyI


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5CTu5RylCM&ob=av2el


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbfhSHVm2Fc


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWmrfgj0MZI&ob=av2el


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWfbGGZE07M


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LoF_a0-7xVQ


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVKDQgT_b-Y


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6aumejrcEHs
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