Take me to LA
July 13, 2012 3:10 AM Subscribe
What films, songs and books should I see/hear/read to get a feel for LA?
posted by litleozy to Society & Culture (54 answers total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
I'm going to be in LA a fair amount this summer, off and on. It's a city I have no real understanding of (other than that's it's got Hollywood) and I'd like some media to build up a picture of what LA's like, what it feels like to people who live there.
I've known London before I even got here because of all the TV shows set here, and Dickens. What should I consume to get the same mental picture of LA?
Just an example, off Frank Ocean's new album 'Channel Orange' there's a song called Sweet Life and it's got the line 'Why see the world/When you've got the beach'. To me, that sums up a piece of LA's beach lifestyle.