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View Poll Results: Is downtown L.A. JUST A BIG MOVIE SET?
YES 8 42.11%
NO 11 57.89%
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Old 02-11-2008, 09:14 AM
 
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Yea, thats the only reason, now its time to TEAR DOWN THE SET AND START OVER AND SET IT UP FOR SOMETHING THAT IS GOOD........
WOW, Thats a good idea, I never thought of that.
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Old 02-11-2008, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Shallow alcove hidden from the telescreen
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Yea, thats the only reason, now its time to TEAR DOWN THE SET AND START OVER AND SET IT UP FOR SOMETHING THAT IS GOOD........

Interesting idea! Just curious what would you build instead if downtown LA could be torn down and rebuilt?
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Old 03-04-2008, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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That's most retarded. I live in downtown. Lot's of filming always. The manufacturing capitol of the U.S. The Capital of The Pacific Rim.

Los Angeles A World Class City
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Old 03-05-2008, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Mt Washington: NELA
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Default Film sub for NYC, Chicago, others

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Was the only reason why downtown L.A. was created was because it was going to be used as a backdrop set for movies and cars? Is that also why some parts of downtown L.A. look like new york? Is downtown L.A. just a big realistic scale model of a Hollywood set?
NOpe, but it is used constantly as a replacement 'city' in films. The most recent Spiderman movie used Spring Street pretty extensively. Many films supposedly taking place in NYC are actually shot here. Not to mention the silent films like 'Saftey Last' (shot off 7th Street) and tons of stuff by Keaton, Chaplin, etc. 'Seinfeld' of course was shot here, and his apartment is off New Hampshire Street if I'm not mistaken.

I once read a rumor that the studios resisted downtown development, especially on Spring because they didn't want to lose their empty street locations. Regardless, it doesn't seem to stop them- there are crews downtown all the time.
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