To Live and Die In LA

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To Live and Die In LA

Post by conjurer » September 24th 2021, 12:14am

Behold, one of the great forgotten movies of the 1980s. William Friedkin's great masterpiece, To Live and Die In LA. The story of a Secret Service agent trying to nab a counterfeiter. Fine performances by William Petersen, John Pankow and Willem Defoe, as well as a great soundtrack by Wang Chung:

Cold opening:



Opening credits:



And, one of the greatest car chases in film history:



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Post by jason_recliner » September 24th 2021, 3:25am

Epic chase scene is epic. It's powerful because it's relatable. No stupid jumps on to the wing of a stealth fighter or countless shots fired and yet the protagonist survives. Just being chased in a basic car by somebody who wishes to do us harm while our sweat contains enough dope to get a small rhinoceros stoned. We've all been there.
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Re: To Live and Die In LA

Post by Nuvolari » September 25th 2021, 9:29am

Saw it in the theatre. I remember long bouts of slow moving plot….

But I don’t remember the chase scene.

Hell, I barely remember smoking that joint with some cool rhinoceros I met in the parking lot.
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Re: To Live and Die In LA

Post by conjurer » September 26th 2021, 11:06pm

I myself saw it on home video back in the day, because it lasted perhaps a week in the theatres.

Bill Freidkin was one of the last of the autuer (pardon my french) directors. His first big hits were The Exorcist and The French Connection. He later directed one of the finest thrillers ever, Sorcerer, a remake of a French film The Wages of Fear.

If you fell asleep during this car chase, even if high on rhino ganga. you were medically dead.
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