Monday, February 23

Los Angeles, the City in Cinema

"... I've made sixteen of these 'Los Angeles, the City in Cinema' video essays so far, some exploring visions of Los Angeles' future, some of its present, and some of its past. ... If you have any suggestions of Los Angeles movies to consider next, please don't hesitate to let me know. Every fiction film also inadvertently documents the place in which its story happens: its built environment, its social environment, or even just the way people think about it. That goes for movies new and old, mainstream and obscure, respectable and schlocky, appealing and unappealing — all the qualities, in other words, of the city itself."
Alien Nation (Graham Baker, 1988), Blade Runner (Ridley Scott, 1982), Brother (Takeshi Kitano, 2000), The Crimson Kimono (Samuel Fuller, 1959), Drive (Nicolas Winding Refn, 2011), The Driver (Walter Hill, 1978), Her (Spike Jonze, 2013), The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (John Cassavetes, 1978), Kiss Me Deadly (Robert Aldrich, 1955), The Limey (Steven Soderbergh, 1999), Model Shop (Jacques Demy, 1969), Night of the Comet (Thom Eberhardt, 1984), Repo Man (Alex Cox, 1984), Southland Tales (Richard Kelly, 2006), Strange Days (Kathryn Bigelow, 1995), Timecode (Mike Figgis, 2000)
boingboing (Video)
vimeo: The City in Cinema
Colin Marshall
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