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It's not a pretty picture downtown

July 05, 2007

Re "Downtown residents tiring of film scene," July 2

"What people have to remember is that there is a 98-year history of downtown Los Angeles playing Big City USA and other locales on the big screen," said Harry Medved, coauthor of the film location guide "Hollywood Escapes." Harry, what Hollywood has to remember is that people downtown have to live, sleep and get on with their lives.

STEVE RODRIGUEZ

Los Angeles

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First, let's separate movies from advertising. Both are fiction, true. But the work output of shooting commercials is something that gets rammed down people's throats on television and is designed purely for pushing product. In any case, a large moneymaking venture should compensate all residents for the negative effect on their quality of life. After all, ads and entertainment make a boatload of money.

JIM EVERETT

Los Angeles

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