ON INFERIORITY COMPLEXES



from thom andersen's los angeles plays itself (2003), a fascinating, intricately researched documentary on the way los angeles has been depicted in the movies. here andersen looks at the use of los angeles' modernist residential architechture, those glass and steel dens of vice. in other words, where all the fun happens.
the scene from lethal weapon 2 is particularly wacky!

and the abbreviation L.A.? elsewhere in the film, andersen admits he hates it.
he sees it as a symptom of a city with an inferiority complex. huh.