Vancouver Never Plays Itself

Vancouver Never Plays Itself

Perhaps no other city has been as thoroughly hidden from modern filmmaking as Vancouver, my hometown. Today, it’s the third biggest film production city in North America, behind Los Angeles and New York. And yet for all the movies and TV shows that are shot there, we hardly ever see the city itself. So today, let’s focus less on the movies and more on the city in the background. Press the CC button to see movie names and locations.

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Destroyer – Savage Night at the Opera
Rascalz – Northern Touch
Rapsure Risin – Zoom Zoom
D.O.A. – New Age
The Ballantynes – PMA
The New Pornographers – The Bleeding Heart Show

Special Thanks to:
Alex Yu – Footage of The Interview from Robson Square:
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Terry Boake – A Bitter High (Larry Kent Documentary):
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Recommended Reading & Viewing:
Thom Andersen – “Los Angeles Plays Itself”
David Spaner – “Dreaming in the Rain”
Douglas Coupland – “City of Glass”

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