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Thom Anderson, Los Angeles Plays Itself, 2003 (Excerpt)

Thom Anderson

2003, 6:41

Thom Andersen’s Los Angeles Plays Itself dismantles not only popular stereotypes about the City of Angels, but also its most famous trademark, Hollywood. Packed with clips from nearly 200 films set in Los Angeles Andersen’s immersive cine-essay divides and examines the city threefold: as background, character, and subject.