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World film locations. Los Angeles

Author: Gabriel Solomons
Publisher: Bristol, UK : Intellect Ltd, 2012. ©2012
Series: World film locations series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"The heart of Hollywood's star-studded film industry for more than a century, Los Angeles and its abundant and ever-changing locales -- from the Santa Monica Pier to the infamous and now-defunct Ambassador Hotel -- have set the scene for a wide variety of cinematic treasures, from Safety Last! to Chinatown, Falling Down to the coming-of-age classic Boyz n the Hood and modern masterpiece Drive. This volume marks an  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gabriel Solomons
ISBN: 9781841504858 1841504858
OCLC Number: 918871264
Notes: Originally published in 2011.
Description: 136 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps, portraits (some color) ; 23 cm.
Contents: Los Angeles: city of the imagination / Michael S. Duffy --
Scenes 1-8: 1923-1955 --
California slapstick: on location film-making gets rolling / Nicola Balkind --
Scenes 9-16: 1955-1977 --
Black dynamite: film noir and Los Angeles in the shadows / Andrew Spicer --
Scenes 17-24: 1978-1991 --
Getting played: Hollywood, South Central and the space between / Benjamin Wiggins --
Scenes 25-32: 1991-1994 --
Welcome to Hell-A / Martin Zeller-Jacques --
Scenes 33-41: 1994-1998 --
Living in a Mann's world: Michael Mann's L.A. / Wael Khairy --
Scenes 42-50: 1998-2011 --
Eurovisions: alternative views of the Hollywood landscape / Michael S. Duffy.
Series Title: World film locations series.
Other Titles: Los Angeles
Responsibility: edited by Gabriel Solomons.


World Film Locations: Los Angeles is an engaging and highly visual city-wide tour of both well known and slightly lesser known films shot on location in one of the birthplaces of cinema and the  Read more...


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Each of the chapters/Scenes is followed by a succinct but authoritative essay that explores a significant aspect of filmmaking pertinent to the city. -- Lynn Smailes * Screening the Past *

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