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Old 11-14-2008, 08:56 PM
Location: los angeles
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How about an oldie: Sunset Blvd

YouTube - Sunset Boulevard - 1950 - Final Scene
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Old 11-14-2008, 08:59 PM
Location: West Coast
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Cheech and Chong
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Old 11-14-2008, 09:56 PM
Location: los angeles/florida
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Definitely Sunset Boulevard, a great classic with Gloria Swanson. One of my all-time favorite movies.
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Old 11-14-2008, 10:09 PM
Location: La lune et les étoiles
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Pretty Woman
Beverly Hills Cops
Mi Familia
Stand and Deliver
The Black Dahlia
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Old 11-15-2008, 12:06 AM
Location: SoCal
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Default The list goes on...

I think the following haven't been mentioned yet:

"Blade Runner" (fictional L.A. but real L.A. landmarks are shown, e.g. Bradbury Building and the Million Dollar Theatre which is right across the street; 2nd street tunnel which seems to end up in every other movie; beautiful Union Station; Frank Lloyd Wright's Ennis-Brown house).

"Strange Days"

"Mi Vida Loca" (Echo Park)

"Charlotte Sometimes" (has scenes of Spaceland, nee Dreams and Silverlake in general)

"Repo Man" and the film that obliquely influenced it--"Kiss Me Deadly"

"The Hidden"

"To Sleep With Anger"

"Short Cuts"

"The Rapture"

"The Big Lebowski"

"Lost Highway"

"Less Than Zero"

A bunch of surfing flicks, including:
"Point Break"
"Big Wednesday"


"Punch Drunk Love"

"Rebel Without a Cause" (famous final scenes at Griffith Park Observatory)

"Down and Out in Beverly Hills"

"Them!" (L.A. storm drains)

"True Romance"



"Lord of Dogtown" (I haven't seen this but since it's based on the excellent documentary,
"Dogtown and Z-Boys," I assume Venice is shown)

"Friday" was mentioned but it was not filmed in Watts but nearby on 126th Street in West Athens.
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Old 11-15-2008, 02:57 PM
Location: West Coast
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You know what. I watched the movie One Eight Seven last night, and they show LA with the whole ORANGE SKY effect.
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Old 11-15-2008, 09:19 PM
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LA Confidential
In the Line of Fire
Valley Girl
Bad Influence
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Old 11-15-2008, 10:17 PM
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Originally Posted by vdy1985 View Post
The movie Friday starring Ice Cube and Chris Tucker takes place in Watts. They mention Normandy and Western.

Terminator 2 shows parts of the SFV and they show a mall there, I forgot which one. They also mention how John Conner goes to I think West Lake or Sherman Oak Junior high, or some other valley neighborhood named junior high.

Terminator 3 shows scenes in Beverly Hills.

Training Day starring Denzel Washington showcases Downtown LA, and South LA.

Friday does not take place in Watts...It takes place in Gardena...off of normandie on 126th I believe.

none the less all 3 fridays are in my favorite movies collection...
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Old 11-15-2008, 10:34 PM
Location: Denver, CO
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Originally Posted by streetscenes View Post
L.A. Story with Steve Martin
That is my favorite movie of all time!
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Old 11-18-2008, 11:24 PM
Location: car guy in Phoenix AZ
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Not necessarily portraying l.a. life, (Well yuppies in the 80s may have been aliens) but the john carpenter movie "They Live" is one of the faves on my list.
I was trying to find movie filming locations on this link They Live Movie Filming Locations - The 80s Movies Rewind and wondered if anyone knew the exact address or crossstreets the church/campground was and also Holly's house (must have been in Hollywood Hills)

Hope someone remembers this movie. I played the VHS the other day and now trying to find the filming locations using google maps street view if anyone could help pinpoint locations. I hope this didnt go out of the thread topic too much.
Ron formerly of L.A.
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