World Film Locations: Los Angeles (Book)
World Film Locations: Los Angeles is an engaging and highly visual city-wide tour of both well known and slightly lesser known films shot on location in one of the birthplaces of cinema and the ‘screen spectacle’. It pairs 50 synopses of carefully chosen film scenes with evocative full-colour film stills.
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Gabriel Solomons is a senior lecturer in graphic design at the University of the West of England in Bristol. He is chief editor of both the Big Picture magazine and Intellect's World Film Locations series.
Scenes 1-8 – 1923-1955
Scenes 9-16 – 1955-1977
Scenes 17-24 – 1978-1991
Scenes 25-32 – 1991-1994
Scenes 33-41 – 1994-1998
Scenes 42-50 – 1998-2011
Los Angeles: City of the Imagination – Michael S Duffy
California Slapstick: On Location Film-Making Gets Rolling – Nicola Balkind
Black Dynamite: Film Noir and Los Angeles in the Shadows – Andrew Spicer
Getting Played: Hollywood, South Central and the Space Between – Benjamin Wiggins
Welcome to Hell-A – Martin Zeller-Jacques
Living in A Mann's World: Michael Mann’s L.A. – Wael Khairy
Eurovisions: Alternative Views of the Hollywood Landscape – Michael S Duffy
Each of the chapters/Scenes is followed by a succinct but authoritative essay that explores a significant aspect of filmmaking pertinent to the city.