More Los Angeles and Political Agenda Would Help

By MisterSpock
Written January 16, 2017
The parts of this documentary showing Los Angeles as it appeared in numerous movies offering details and, where appropriate, a look at the same locations today were great, which is what I thought the whole movie would be. But BE WARNED! Large portions of it delve into the filmmaker's own socio-political perceptions and opinions regarding characters and themes and not of locations. Plus the thing is THREE HOURS LONG and narrated by a Cylon.
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Los Angeles Plays Itself

By gpattison691
Written April 28, 2017
If you are a life-long Angeleno like me, you will appreciate this look at the Los Angeles of the movies. Sometimes you'll agree with the film maker and sometimes you won't, but it will be provocative and entertaining. If you are not an Angeleno, maybe not so much.
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Five Word Review

By cultfilms
Written September 07, 2009
Only an Angeleno could love
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worth sitting through

By cheh
Written October 15, 2008
Yes it's long and you might not agree with all of Andersen's highly personal opinions. But where else are you going to see this many cinematic views of Los Angeles in one sitting, lovingly put together and loaded with fascinating commentary? I loved it.
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L A Plays Itself

By chocolatedog
Written September 10, 2009
Excellent movie. Great clips from all types of films with Los Angeles as the locale. Excellent commentary on the various screen "uses" of the city. A must see if you love LA and you love old movies, especially film noir.
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