August 31, 2008 |
The 25 best L.A. films of the last 25 years "Los ANGELES isn't a real city," people have said, "it just plays one on camera." It was a clever line once upon a time, but all that has changed. Los Angeles is the most complicated community in America -- make no mistake, it is a community -- and over the last 25 years, it has been both celebrated and savaged on the big screen with amazing efficacy. Damaged souls and flawless weather, canyon love and beach city menace, homeboys and credit card girls, freeways and fedoras, power lines and palm trees . . . again and again, moviegoers all over the world have sat in the dark and stared up at our Los Angeles, even if it was one populated by corrupt cops or a jabbering cartoon rabbit.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 7, 2000 |
Mayor Richard Riordan's staff poked fun this week at the ballot counting mess in Florida by sending out an invitation to a holiday party printed like one of those butterfly ballots that has Democrats crying foul in Tallahassee. The mock ballot offers a chance to vote on whether to attend the party, but the choices don't line up with any of the hole punches that run down the center.
March 12, 2006
As an aspiring screenwriter, I have voraciously read The Rules of Hollywood column every week--not because I feel I have to but because it is really compelling. I read Jason Alexander's piece to hear a giant character speak of such normal, everyday insecurities ("Once You're in the Club, Mr. Dogg Is Simply Snoop," Feb. 19). He brought himself down to everyone's level. I loved that he showed us how fragile he feels in his world. That was a brave exposure. Andrea Levy Woodland Hills