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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?

Mine:

Leaving Las Vegas

Why?

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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Old 05-24-08, 12:17 PM
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Old 05-24-08, 12:19 PM
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Only part of it takes place in Vegas, but oh well:

Go.
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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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Old 05-24-08, 06:43 PM
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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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