The City in Cinema

By the late 1960s, some Angelenos had already written their city off. But the European filmmakers who'd only just started to find material there hadn't; Jacques Demy, for instance, still found Los Angeles a place of sun, sky, youth, cars, and, given the era, counterculture — a place of pure potential. "Model Shop", an early cinematic act of Los Angeles appreciation, follows the feckless, almost parodically automobilized adventures of an unemployed San Franciscan architecture school graduate who, his life having fallen apart and the threat of the draft looming, becomes obsessed with a mysterious Frenchwoman in white he encounters at a parking lot.

The video essays of "Los Angeles, the City in Cinema" examine the variety of Los Angeleses revealed in the films set there, both those new and old, mainstream and obscure, respectable and schlocky, appealing and unappealing — just like the city itself.

For more on "The City in Cinema", "Notebook on Cities and Culture", and "A Los Angeles Primer" visit colinmarshall.org.

"The City in Cinema" comes live to Portland, Oregon's Hollywood Theatre on January 25, 2015. Stay tuned for details.

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The City in Cinema

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The video essays of "Los Angeles, the City in Cinema" examine the variety of Los Angeleses revealed in the films set there, both those new and old, mainstream and obscure, respectable and schlocky, appealing and unappealing — just like the city itself.

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The video essays of "Los Angeles, the City in Cinema" examine the variety of Los Angeleses revealed in the films set there, both those new and old, mainstream and obscure, respectable and schlocky, appealing and unappealing — just like the city itself.

For more on "The City in Cinema", "Notebook on Cities and Culture", and "A Los Angeles Primer" visit colinmarshall.org

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