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(Guardian)   Top 20 movies made in and about Los Angeles. List fails without Repo Man   (theguardian.com) divider line 109
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2014-03-09 06:06:41 PM  
Blade Runner...
 
2014-03-09 06:08:24 PM  
ronhamprod.com
 
2014-03-09 06:22:30 PM  
No Blade Runner?
 
2014-03-09 06:36:27 PM  
No Predator 2?
 
2014-03-09 06:44:37 PM  
No Terminator? Lethal Weapon?

It's a useless list anyway since most movies are shot in LA.
 
2014-03-09 06:46:44 PM  
List fails

worldsoforos.com
 
2014-03-09 06:53:01 PM  

Mark Ratner: List fails

[worldsoforos.com image 450x287]


Swingers is great.

/lived in Los Feliz
//sucked
 
2014-03-09 06:56:31 PM  

Mugato: Mark Ratner: List fails

[worldsoforos.com image 450x287]

Swingers is great.

/lived in Los Feliz
//sucked


Why did it suck? Tell us good celebrity stories. I know you have a few.
 
2014-03-09 07:04:35 PM  

Mark Ratner: Why did it suck? Tell us good celebrity stories. I know you have a few.


Just not the best neighborhood. And I'm not going to drop names but yeah, some big names started there. But yeah, Swingers is a classic. A movie Kevin Smith wish he made.
 
2014-03-09 07:04:58 PM  
Isn't EVERY movie either about Los Angeles, New York City, or Chicago?!?
 
2014-03-09 07:07:24 PM  
No Falling Down?!  Yet they include Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles...What a joker of list.

/Whar Blade Runner whar.
 
2014-03-09 07:08:52 PM  
a1.mzstatic.com
 
2014-03-09 07:13:12 PM  
The ORIGINAL War of the Worlds?
Welcome to LA?
Volcano?
 
2014-03-09 07:14:25 PM  
 
2014-03-09 07:17:38 PM  
LA story always tops that list for me.

/"Your breasts feel funny."  "That's because they're real!"
 
2014-03-09 07:22:25 PM  
Subby speaks the truth.

/Repo Man's got all night, every night!
 
2014-03-09 07:24:21 PM  
1941, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Jackie Brown, The Big Sleep, Tapeheads....
 
2014-03-09 07:25:18 PM  

Nix Nightbird: Isn't EVERY movie either about Los Angeles, New York City, or Chicago?!?


Los Angeles and New York are where the media companies are based. Chicago is the first place anyone from those places thinks of when they try to name another place that has cops and doctors and lawyers.

A lot of movies are set in San Francisco, mostly because that's the next place they can think of that's not Chicago.
 
2014-03-09 07:34:28 PM  
List is not complete...
www.chud.com
Now it's a little closer.
 
2014-03-09 07:49:05 PM  

harlock: LA story always tops that list for me.

/"Your breasts feel funny."  "That's because they're real!"


I really like the way that one skewered LA, though it feels a bit dated now.

/Off to the spinning section of the beach
 
2014-03-09 07:50:05 PM  

ocendot: List is not complete...
[www.chud.com image 220x321]
Now it's a little closer.


That was New York. The shiatty one was in LA.
 
2014-03-09 07:54:20 PM  
Reservoir Dogs?  Not particularly LA to me, more pointedly no place docklands.

Little Miss Sunshine?  Doesn't capture anything particularly Los Angeles to me.


LA Story, Chinatown and lots of noirs, hell, Spielberg's 1941.
 
2014-03-09 07:55:39 PM  

Mugato: ocendot: List is not complete...
[www.chud.com image 220x321]
Now it's a little closer.

That was New York. The shiatty one was in LA.


Methinks you're confused.  The Nakatomi Tower was in LA.
 
2014-03-09 08:01:46 PM  

Mugato: ocendot: List is not complete...
[www.chud.com image 220x321]
Now it's a little closer.

That was New York. The shiatty one was in LA.


I thought it was in Chicago. That's why Carl Winslow from Family Matters was the cop that showed up.

Anyhow, some of the movies in this list happen in a city. Which city often doesn't matter. Reservoir Dogs and Big Lebowski happen somewhere. Nothing iconic about the story being in L.A.
 
2014-03-09 08:06:19 PM  

Mugato: ocendot: List is not complete...
[www.chud.com image 220x321]
Now it's a little closer.

That was New York. The shiatty one was in LA.


I disagree. The first (best) one was set in LA. By the time they got to NYC, they had jumped the shark.
 
2014-03-09 08:12:48 PM  

ocendot: Mugato: ocendot: List is not complete...
[www.chud.com image 220x321]
Now it's a little closer.

That was New York. The shiatty one was in LA.

I disagree. The first (best) one was set in LA. By the time they got to NYC, they had jumped the shark.


Escape from New York was first, jackass. And it was better than LA. Your argument is invalid.
 
2014-03-09 08:14:35 PM  
List fails without:

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-03-09 08:15:00 PM  

Mark Ratner: ocendot: Mugato: ocendot: List is not complete...
[www.chud.com image 220x321]
Now it's a little closer.

That was New York. The shiatty one was in LA.

I disagree. The first (best) one was set in LA. By the time they got to NYC, they had jumped the shark.

Escape from New York was first, jackass. And it was better than LA. Your argument is invalid.


They were discussing Die Hard.
 
2014-03-09 08:15:02 PM  
Movie should have been about this guy:

www.accelerator3359.com
Hot like AJ
 
2014-03-09 08:17:02 PM  

EasilyDistracted: Mugato: ocendot: List is not complete...
[www.chud.com image 220x321]
Now it's a little closer.

That was New York. The shiatty one was in LA.

Methinks you're confused.  The Nakatomi Tower was in LA.


You're right, my bad. The first one was in LA.
 
2014-03-09 08:18:34 PM  

Mark Ratner: ocendot: Mugato: ocendot: List is not complete...
[www.chud.com image 220x321]
Now it's a little closer.

That was New York. The shiatty one was in LA.

I disagree. The first (best) one was set in LA. By the time they got to NYC, they had jumped the shark.

Escape from New York was first, jackass. And it was better than LA. Your argument is invalid.


Sorry, you are right. I'm the jackass!
 
2014-03-09 08:21:08 PM  

Mark Ratner: ocendot: Mugato: ocendot: List is not complete...
[www.chud.com image 220x321]
Now it's a little closer.

That was New York. The shiatty one was in LA.

I disagree. The first (best) one was set in LA. By the time they got to NYC, they had jumped the shark.

Escape from New York was first, jackass. And it was better than LA. Your argument is invalid.



They aren't talking about the "Escape From" movies, they are talking about the "Die Hard" movies so Ocendot's argument is not invalid.
 
2014-03-09 08:23:34 PM  
D-Fens disagrees
delphianinc.com
 
2014-03-09 08:24:45 PM  
Forgot about this...
img.fark.net
Should be in top 10.
 
2014-03-09 08:26:09 PM  
ecx.images-amazon.comdoyouseethelight.comupload.wikimedia.orgcontent7.flixster.com
 
2014-03-09 08:30:51 PM  

Staffa Kar Therma: Mark Ratner: ocendot: Mugato: ocendot: List is not complete...
[www.chud.com image 220x321]
Now it's a little closer.

That was New York. The shiatty one was in LA.

I disagree. The first (best) one was set in LA. By the time they got to NYC, they had jumped the shark.

Escape from New York was first, jackass. And it was better than LA. Your argument is invalid.


They aren't talking about the "Escape From" movies, they are talking about the "Die Hard" movies so Ocendot's argument is not invalid.


I know. Sorry. I can be an idiot at times. This is one of those.
 
2014-03-09 08:31:20 PM  
The Long Goodbye is one of the best LA movies. So farking good.

Off the top of my head:
Blade Runner, Terminator, Mulholland Dr, Zabriskie Point, Get Shorty, Magnolia, Boogie Nights, Punch Drunk Love, Kenny and Company, Falling Down, 7 Psychopaths, They Live, Assault on Precinct Thirteen, Colors, Point Break, Rampart, Hooper...

farking Crocodile Dundee? You suck at your job.
 
2014-03-09 08:32:28 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-03-09 08:33:07 PM  
Point Break
Collateral
Lethal Weapon
Dead Me Don't Wear Plaid
The Hidden
Hollywood Knights
Earth Girls Are Easy
 
2014-03-09 08:37:12 PM  
Ah, how did I forget the first two Terminator films! Oh, here's another:

mffanrodders.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-03-09 08:39:38 PM  
Anyhow, some of the movies in this list happen in a city. Which city often doesn't matter. Reservoir Dogs and Big Lebowski happen somewhere. Nothing iconic about the story being in L.A.

i would strongly argue that point.

Way out west there was this fella I wanna tell ya about. Goes by the name of Jeff Lebowski. At least that was the handle his loving parents gave him, but he never had much use for it himself. See, this Lebowski, he called himself "The Dude". Now, "Dude" - there's a name no man would self-apply where I come from. But then there was a lot about the Dude that didn't make a whole lot of sense. And a lot about where he lived, likewise. But then again, maybe that's why I found the place so darned interestin'. See, they call Los Angeles the "City Of Angels"; but I didn't find it to be that, exactly. But I'll allow it as there are some nice folks there. 'Course I ain't never been to London, and I ain't never seen France. And I ain't never seen no queen in her damned undies, so the feller says. But I'll tell you what - after seeing Los Angeles, and this here story I'm about to unfold, well, I guess I seen somethin' every bit as stupefyin' as you'd seen in any of them other places. And in English, too. So I can die with a smile on my face, without feelin' like the good Lord gypped me. Now this here story I'm about to unfold took place in the early '90s - just about the time of our conflict with Sad'm and the I-raqis. I only mention it because sometimes there's a man... I won't say a hero, 'cause, what's a hero? Sometimes, there's a man. And I'm talkin' about the Dude here - the Dude from Los Angeles. Sometimes, there's a man, well, he's the man for his time and place. He fits right in there. And that's the Dude. The Dude, from Los Angeles. And even if he's a lazy man - and the Dude was most certainly that. Quite possibly the laziest in all of Los Angeles County, which would place him high in the runnin' for laziest worldwide. Sometimes there's a man, sometimes, there's a man. Well, I lost my train of thought here. But... aw, hell. I've done introduced it enough.


Also The Player and Fletch.  They didn't include farking Fletch!
 
2014-03-09 08:43:49 PM  
How could I forget?
thedaleygator.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-03-09 08:45:13 PM  

Staffa Kar Therma: How could I forget?
[thedaleygator.files.wordpress.com image 579x632]


oh yea, that too.
 
2014-03-09 08:48:38 PM  
What about every single car commercial that features a tracking shot of the vehicle in question going up one of the ramps on 4th Street between Figueroa and Flower streets, in front of the Westin Hotel?

Seriously, it's like the arrow in the FedEx logo, stay a night in that hotel and you can't not see it.
 
2014-03-09 08:50:01 PM  

fusillade762: [ronhamprod.com image 580x876]


First movie I thought of, and I assumed it would have been on the list.  Great movie and the list fails for excluding it.

/ Had the best car chase scene of all time.  OF ALL TIME!
// There really were no good guys in that movie, which is a big reason why it rocked.
 
2014-03-09 08:51:40 PM  
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang was really good too.
 
2014-03-09 08:54:13 PM  

LA Story is proof that at one time, Sarah Jessica Parker looked awesome.


static.guim.co.uk

 
2014-03-09 08:56:37 PM  

Brokenseas: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang was really good too.


hell yes.  that is a great movie.

You, stop multiplying!
 
2014-03-09 09:19:15 PM  

lifeboat: fusillade762: [ronhamprod.com image 580x876]

First movie I thought of, and I assumed it would have been on the list.  Great movie and the list fails for excluding it.

/ Had the best car chase scene of all time.  OF ALL TIME!
// There really were no good guys in that movie, which is a big reason why it rocked.


Me too, thought of this first.  One of my top 3 car chases ever.  Between this, Bullitt (for the sheer historical greatness) and Ronin (there should be more car chases in windy streets) I can never choose.  Or more accurately, I choose one then on of the others and change my mind.
 
2014-03-09 09:21:33 PM  

Brokenseas: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang was really good too.


I just saw that on Amazon Prime. I had no idea what it was about, or anything before I watched it.

I loved it.
 
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