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Old 06-04-2012, 12:43 AM
 
Location: Retired in Malibu/La Quinta/Flagstaff
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D.o.a. (1950).
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Old 06-04-2012, 04:54 PM
 
Location: North Hollywood
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In Transformers the last battle is stage on Figueroa...I saw in in the cinema about a mile from where the scene was filmed -that was pretty funny

Actually living in LA ruins movies and TVs for me a bit - there's many times where I can obviously tell that they are in LA, even though they are not supposed to be e.g. there's a scene in Live Free or Die Hard which is supposed to be set at Harvard (I think)..it's filmed at USC.
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Old 06-04-2012, 05:26 PM
 
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I've seen the Harvard campus and only know of one film that's used it extensively; With Honors. All other films used some other campus and arial shots of Harvard square.
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Old 06-04-2012, 06:33 PM
 
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Thousands of movies have been filmed in downtown since the days of Harold Lloyd and ohter slient films.

More recently "500 Days of Summer" (2009) was almost entirely set and shot in downtown LA.
I've been watching 500 Days of Summer after you have mentioned that. I like how they focus on the architecture on some scenes and even the character is an architect himself. Good to see a more real part of L.A. is shown than just rich people living in the west side. DTLA is part of the city that I love simply because it's a forgotten gem. It's the only part of L.A. that feels like a north eastern city. I kind of find it sad that architects won't bring back the art deco style. Society brings back every old trend except when it comes to architecture.
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Old 06-04-2012, 06:54 PM
 
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There is something about the LA skyline that just looks more noir than even New York City. I've always liked the way LA looks in movies more so than any other city. Especially post-80s LA when they constructed the US Bank Tower. Arial shots of the city just make it look like a metropolis, neo-Toyko looking place.

The movies Drive, Collateral, and Heat make LA look the best.
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Old 06-05-2012, 07:31 PM
 
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Not a movie, but I've noticed that 78% of car commercials are filmed in or around DTLA. The bridge connecting DTLA to Boyle Heights seems to be especially popular.
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Old 06-05-2012, 07:50 PM
 
Location: La Crescenta, CA
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Not a movie, but I've noticed that 78% of car commercials are filmed in or around DTLA. The bridge connecting DTLA to Boyle Heights seems to be especially popular.
And the the other 22% are shot on the PCH in Big Sur.

I do notice that bridge as well as the 2nd Street Tunnel a lot.
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Old 06-06-2012, 12:58 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I've seen quite a few car commercials shot on the 105 fwy near LAX as well.
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Old 06-06-2012, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Long Beach, CA
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Or on Flower between 3rd and 5th.

Also Long Beach (obviously not technically City of L.A.) stands in for Miami a lot.
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Old 06-06-2012, 02:48 PM
 
Location: La Crescenta, CA
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Also Long Beach (obviously not technically City of L.A.) stands in for Miami a lot.
It's pretty funny to watch Dexter or CSI: Miami and see that little fake island in the background all the time. I never realized there were that many murders on one small stretch of beach!
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