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Los Angeles Plays Itself


Get started. I watched four segments of Thom Andersen's three hour film-essay masterpiece Los Angeles Plays Itself in one sitting. A truly sustaining and intelligently narrated film, somewhat in the spirit of The Clock.  And don't tell anyone it's up on YouTube again.  One problem: it didn't make me like LA any more than presently.  Eight years after its non-release, I still didn't revive any nostalgic feelings for this burnt-out bulb.