• Documentary
  • Rated: PG,G
  • Director: Thom Andersen
  • Writer: Thom Andersen
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Consisting mostly of shots from other films, this documentary discusses the many representations of the city of Los Angeles in film and on television. Professor Thom Andersen compares the city as it exists in real life with its depictions on screen to examine how L.A. and its massive community have been misrepresented over the years. In addition to critical analysis, Andersen explains how directors portray the city itself as a character, and he also delves into L.A.'s dark history.
  • Documentary
  • Rated: PG,G
  • Director: Thom Andersen
  • Writer: Thom Andersen

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Watch Los Angeles Plays Itself
  • (2003)

  • Documentary
  • Rated: PG,G
  • Director: Thom Andersen
  • Writer: Thom Andersen
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Consisting mostly of shots from other films, this documentary discusses the many representations of the city of Los Angeles in film and on television. Professor Thom Andersen compares the city as it exists in real life with its depictions on screen to examine how L.A. and its massive community have been misrepresented over the years. In addition to critical analysis, Andersen explains how directors portray the city itself as a character, and he also delves into L.A.'s dark history.

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  • Encke King