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« on: November 17, 2003, 12:15:14 AM »
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My city needs equal time.

In what film did the City Of Angels play almost another character and was best represented?
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« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2003, 12:19:29 AM »
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LA Confidential  gets my vote.  

but only cause magnolia is not there.  it's kinda hard to define just how damn big the los angeles area is.  Heat is pretty damn good too.

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« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2003, 12:30:17 AM »
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Swingers, baby.  Sad, cliched, awful, yet authentic.

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« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2003, 12:30:43 AM »
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i have to go with chinatown.

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« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2003, 12:31:47 AM »
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Quote from: Weak2ndAct
Swingers, baby.  Sad, cliched, awful, yet authentic.


damn right , good one...

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« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2003, 12:42:01 AM »
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Boyz N the Hood.
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« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2003, 01:39:39 AM »
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"Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown."
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« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2003, 05:38:14 AM »
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I don't really think there are many movies that shows a romantic Los Angelse as there are films showing a romantic NY.

Gotta go with Heat. Beautiful.

Neve been to LA but want to go.

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« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2003, 06:35:53 AM »
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chinatown
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« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2003, 07:15:10 AM »
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short cuts sounds good to me.

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« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2003, 08:52:26 AM »
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neck and neck tie:

Chinatown  -- LA Confidential
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When those who hated capital and consumption (and Jews) in the 20th century murdered some hundred million people, and the poster children for the struggle against international capitalism and America are now fanatical Islamic terrorists, this puts recent enthusiasts in an awkward position. Most of them are too dense and shameless to appreciate it, and far too many are taken in by the moralistic and paternalistic rhetoric of the Left.

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« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2003, 10:41:10 AM »
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whoa whoa whoa, The Big Lebowski?
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« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2003, 11:46:07 AM »
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Criik-eee!!:



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« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2003, 11:52:35 AM »
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My vote also goes to Swingers... or Free Enterprise... which was like Swingers with a Star Trek twist...

I hate it when people say the valley is "technically not L.A."... FU!  This is why us valley people wanted to sucseed from L.A.'s sorry ass... we pay 60% of the city's taxes, and get no respect...

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« Reply #14 on: November 17, 2003, 12:54:52 PM »
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No Safe (my personal favorite), Mulholland Drive, or Play it as it Lays, either...

Of the choices given, I picked Chinatown (I never pick "other"- too vague).
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