Observing Los Angeles

Dumb title, but good list of LA movies

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Jeff Spicoli.

BuzzFeed calls its listicle 40 Movies That Define Los Angeles, which is a big overreach. But it's a fun list nonetheless of 40 of the more memorable films that have been set in or around LA. "Los Angeles may be the entertainment capital of the world, but depicting the diverse and complicated city on film is easier said than done," says the set-up. "Here are 40 movies that got it right, for better or worse, presented in chronological order."

I would have kept in "Boogie Nights," which is displaced here by "Magnolia." And I'd have found room for 10 Items or Less and last year's In a World.


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