Live Poll: Quintessential LA Films

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Damien Chazelle's new film, the musical La La Land (2016), has been garnering rave reviews and Oscar buzz. Filmed in iconic locations all over the Los Angeles area, La La Land tries to reclaim a piece of old Hollywood. This is just one of many films attempting to tell uniquely LA tales.

Which of the earlier released films listed below do you feel is the Quintessential LA Film? The LA film of all LA films. Choose carefully and make sure to wear your shades.

Boogie Nights
Boyz n the Hood
Chinatown
Collateral
Colors
Drive
Heat
Hollywoodland
In a Lonely Place
Kiss Me Deadly
L.A. Confidential
L.A. Story
Laurel Canyon
Lethal Weapon
The Limey
Mulholland Dr.
The Player
Quinceañera
Real Women Have Curves
Rebel Without a Cause
Shampoo
Short Cuts
Slums of Beverly Hills
Somewhere
Sullivan's Travels
Sunset Blvd.
Swingers
Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Training Day
Valley Girl
Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/BykHEDjQlFk/

List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls066223005
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Jen, Champion

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Posted 3 years ago

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Dan Dassow, Champion

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Jen,

Would Hollywoodland (2006) and Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) qualify for your poll? They are both set in the Los Angeles area.

Also, your list still links to the IMDb Poll message board instead of this thread.
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/suggestion-quintessential-la-films
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I would put in SWAT
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Jen, Champion

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I added them, plus Somewhere. And fixed the link. Thanks. I thought I changed all the links on the suggestions but please let me know if you find any more.
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Dan Dassow, Champion

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Jen,

I will tell you about broken links and links that still go to the IMDb Poll message board as I encounter them.

The last two weeks has been akin to drinking from a fire hydrant.
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Brinton C

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No Crash? That's the film I thought of when I first read the poll title.
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Jen, Champion

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Good call - I've added it (will take a while to actually show up on the poll).
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Peter, Champion

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Jen, Champion

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Thank you. My original text in the suggestion now has some spaces missing...?

And can you please put the poll url in the initial suggestion post, like we did on the old board? Thanks!
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Peter, Champion

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Strange things happen when I try to edit on my phone. I should stop doing that. I think it looks right now.
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Congratulations yrnej on your 394th live poll!
As of 23-Feb-2017 6:16 AM Pacific your polls have 591,741 or more votes, for an average of 1,502 votes per poll.

5052nd Live Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/BykHEDjQlFk/
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This needs to be moved to the praise category.
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Dan Dassow, Champion

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Done.
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Jen, Champion

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Thank you Dan.
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Alex Stockwell

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No Big Lebowski?
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Kirk-Picard

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It's featured on the Home Page.
CongrAts
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I'm surprised "The Big Lebowski" isn't on here.
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Congratulations yrnej. This is the 7th time your poll has been featured at IMDb Home Page (http://www.imdb.com) since July 28, 2015.

2 Mar. 2017: Quintessential LA Films - http://www.imdb.com/poll/BykHEDjQlFk/ (A poll by yrnej)

Poll Author - Number of Polls Featured at IMDb Home Page (Since July 28, 2015) 

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3. Manya086 - 4 
4. Mega_wizard - 4 
5. mattyankster10 - 1 
6. Silitonga - 1 
7. penchofifteenpolls - 2 
8. DoctorBuster - 4 
9. bluehunter16 - 1 
10. TheMovieSmith - 2 
11. ElMaruecan82 - 7 
12. KhaledKalache - 12 
13. Simba63 - 13 
14. pbn - 5 
15. dan_dassow - 8 
16. IMDb-Editors - 13 
17. Rafael_M - 15 
18. jamesh5 - 2 
19. peaspot - 6 
20. Pictoris - 1 
21. JoelRH - 1 
22. KyBelle86 - 2 
23. BigBadDolemite - 1 
24. alioth4 - 1 
25. vamken46 1 
26. NDbportmanfan - 5 
27. yrnej - 7 
28. rubyfruit76 - 8 
29. Jessica - 1 
30. alex_1-801-348552 - 1 
31. dgranger - 1 
32. jalapenoman - 3 
33. rose-taylor - 1 
34. FisnikFizz - 1 
35. masandaglinus123 - 6 
36. The-Social-Introvert - 9 
37. Eagles90 - 2 
38. Drevnibor - 1 
39. Garfield_the_Avenger - 1 
40. urbanemovies - 19 
41. vibhorpanda29 - 1 
42. borimor - 4 
43. buddhalou - 1 
44. teriekwilliams-46153 - 3 
45. RbDeraj - 2 
46. waspinatorbj - 1 
47. Hoekkie - 1 
48. Kirk-Picard - 5
49. moatazaboalghuit - 2 
50. muzzle - 1 
51. lnvicta - 2 
52. pere-25366 - 8
53. Debjit_Hazra - 2 
54. ladydeadpool96 - 3 
55. Jediknight29 - 1 
56. sir-mauri - 4 
57. Paok-Kilkis - 1 
58. Lucilfer - 1 
59. leavey-2 - 2 
60. TsarStepan - 2 
61. Wonder_Gal - 1
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Holy Toledo! You did NOT just leave Die Hard out!
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Miguel Agawin

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LA Confidential at the top! Yes people.
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Blood & Concrete: A Love Story. This little-seen, underrated gem is a noir goof that showcases the seedy side of late-twentieth-century L.A. better than any movie I know.
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No Pulp Fiction?
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As has already been pointed out, Lebowski, Die Hard and Pulp Fiction are all glaring omissions... but my personal fave is also missing: Point Blank (1967), a movie that turns the city of Los Angeles into a film character as well as (if not much better than) similarly selected films like Drive, Collateral and Shampoo!

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I feel that Lebowski, Die Hard and Pulp Fiction could easily be set in any big city.