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Your Favorite Movie That Takes Place In Las Vegas?

Old 05-24-08, 10:05 AM
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Your Favorite Movie That Takes Place In Las Vegas?


Leaving Las Vegas


It tears down that glamorous wall that people think of when they think of Las Vegas. Vegas is really a shitty, downtrodden town with a really good marketing machine behind it. You never hear about Vegas' homeless problems. You never hear about the bad side of Vegas...only the good.

So, to see a film as daring and as bold as LLV, it's really something. By far, it's the most honest film based in Vegas.
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Old 05-24-08, 10:19 AM
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you nailed the first one that came to my mind in your post...

i suppose my personal favorite is 'Hard Eight'... for some of the same reasons...
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One from the Heart - It's such a beautiful movie to watch. True movie magic considering it was all filmed on a soundstage.
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Only part of it takes place in Vegas, but oh well:

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Old 05-24-08, 12:39 PM
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Leaving Las Vegas and Go are some of my favorites too. Another (obvious one) is Casino - great movie. Very Bad Things is an excellent dark comedy with some scenes in Vegas. I'd also recommend The Cooler and Bugsy.

By the way, if I remember correctly Hard Eight takes place in Reno. As does the underrated California Split - definitely worth seeking out.
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Fear and Loathing without a doubt.
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Old 05-24-08, 06:04 PM
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Originally Posted by vasb
As does the underrated California Split - definitely worth seeking out.

Fear and Loathing for me too.
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And I'll second One From The Heart. What a delight of a film.
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Common no one is going to mention Showgirls.
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Leaving Las Vegas is one of the best movies ever

I think Con Air has one of the best Vegas cameos ever though
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Honeymoon in Vegas!

My wife and I actually honeymooned there, and it was like approaching holy ground when we walked by Bally's.

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Leaving Las Vegas has to be #1 in my book, mostly for reasons mentioned and for being one of the darkest love stories ever.

Casino is a close 2nd because it is the most realistic view of the mob in Vegas ever made. I lived there through some of it, and watched as the mob died and the corporations took over (not for the best BTW).

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