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Few of the world's cities are portrayed and mythologized in film and television than the city of Los Angeles. In this document, Thom Andersen examines in detail the representation of the city, both when it is supposed to be anonymous and when its purpose is the city itself. On the way, he illustrates his fears of how the real city and its inhabitants are misrepresented and distorted by the prism of popular film culture. In addition, he records the real stories of the city's modern history behind the famous accounts of the great conspiracies that devastated his city, and reveals a more open and darker past than an ordinary viewer would have expected.... Show more

This is really high class movie and I really love it. Most movies, even the greatest ones, evaporate like mist once you've returned to the real world; they leave memories behind, but their reality fades free quickly. Not this one. I know it gets a lot of stick for being the mainstream popular movie, but honestly I can not think of anything wrong with this movie online. At all, Documentary can boast of one of the biggest numbers of good movies. The richness of dialogue, which is the power of this image, arouses the respect of the recipient, especially when compared to today's productions, most of them are very poor. Easily the movie with the best dialogues ever. Now sit up and watch, I'm 100% sure, you won't be disappointed.... Show more

Directors: Thom Andersen
Countries: United States
Release: 2003-09-07
Duration: 169 min
IMDb Rating: 8