Los Angeles Plays Itself

Films mentioned in Thom Anderson's documentary/film theory essay about the representation of Los Angeles in cinema. Now available on DVD and Netflix.

Sourced from www.twotreatises.org/409

  • Los Angeles Plays Itself
  • The Crimson Kimono
  • Pushover
  • He Walked by Night
  • Nocturne
  • The Strip
  • Out of Bounds
  • The Glimmer Man
  • They Live
  • The Thirteenth Floor
  • Blade
  • The New Centurions
  • Brother
  • 52 Pick-Up
  • The Million Dollar Hotel
  • Night on Earth
  • Safe
  • Boyz n the Hood
  • The Takeover
  • Swordfish
  • East of Eden
  • Rebel Without a Cause
  • The Music Box
  • Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House
  • Zabriskie Point
  • The French Connection
  • To Live and Die in L.A.
  • L.A. Bounty
  • Rising Sun
  • A Muddy Romance
  • Putting Pants on Philip
  • What Price Hollywood?
  • This Gun for Hire
  • The Blue Dahlia
  • Detour
  • The Adventures of Ford Fairlane
  • Escape from L.A.
  • L.A. Confidential
  • L.A. Wars
  • L.A. Vice
  • L.A. Crackdown
  • Fashionably L.A.
  • L.A. Crackdown II
  • L.A. Story
  • Hollywood Boulevard
  • Hollywood Confidential
  • Volcano
  • A Star Is Born
  • Nobody Lives Forever
  • The Damned Don't Cry
  • What! No Beer?
  • Three Smart Girls
  • Dragon Seed
  • Babbitt
  • The Public Enemy
  • The Street with No Name
  • China Girl
  • The White Cliffs of Dover
  • D.O.A.
  • Indestructible Man
  • Marlowe
  • Blade Runner
  • Murder in the First
  • Wolf
  • The Replacement Killers
  • The Karate Kid Part III
  • Black Rain
  • Female
  • House on Haunted Hill
  • A Passion to Kill
  • Timestalkers
  • Howling II: Stirba - Werewolf Bitch
  • The Terminal Man
  • Bugsy
  • Nick of Time
  • Mike's Murder
  • The Way We Were
  • Under the Rainbow
  • Species
  • Union Station
  • The Morning After
  • The Net
  • The Outside Man
  • The Rookie
  • Why Do Fools Fall In Love
  • Miracle Mile
  • Panic in the City
  • The Big Sleep
  • Heartbreakers
  • Heartbreakers
  • Dead Homiez
  • City of Industry
  • The Learning Curve
  • Deep Cover
  • The Limey
  • Heat
  • Cobra
  • Kalifornia
  • Death Wish 4: The Crackdown
  • Gone in 60 Seconds