I'm moving to LA and bringing the family with me. Trying to come up with a good Playlist of music that evokes the city.
When I moved to LA I was struck by the distinctive Latino (particularly Mexican) cultural influence which pervades the city. Movies and TV seem to intentionally play this down (in lieu of the image of Porsches in Beverly Hills and suntanned blondes playing volleyball in Santa Monica) but the dominant culture of LA county is Latino.
So, for me, these are the scores that evoke Southern California...
The Milagro Beanfield War A Walk in the Clouds The Magnificent Seven Extreme Prejudice Raggedy Man Under Fire The Mask of Zorro
And for the nights, I recommend Collateral. The *soundtrack*, not JNH's score. The Seed, Destino D'Abril, Audioslave are a necessity.
I'm uncertain as to whether many here acknowledge "soundtracks", which is why I went back and deleted my Ambient music suggestion from my previous post. If "To-Mag" gives us the nod, then I'll put the soundtrack of "City of Industry" back up.
Oh, what the hell.
Massive Attack- "Three", from the City of Industry opening credits: