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California (I)

Jason Parkes
 
The Day of the Locust and the Dream Life of Balso Snell (Penguin Modern Classics)
The Day of the Locust and the Dream Life of Balso Snell (Penguin Modern Classics)
"West's classic novella about an artist in the dark side of Hollywood...(& there's a character called Homer Simpson!)"
Pacific Ocean Blue
Pacific Ocean Blue
"Sadly unavailable solo classic from late Beach Boy; up there with 461 Ocean Boulevard, Greetings from LA & On the Beach..."
San Francisco
San Francisco
"Since California is deleted, here's the last underrated AMC LP: I Broke My Promise, Wish the World Away, In the Shadow of the Valley......"
Already Dead: A California Gothic
Already Dead: A California Gothic
"David Lynch really should film this book from the great writer of Jesus' Son and The Name of the World..."
Shampoo [VHS]
Shampoo [VHS]
"Directed by Hal Ashby & written by Beatty/Towne a farce set around Nixon coming to power. Great soundtrack: Beach Boys, Beatles, Buffalo Springfield.."
Mulholland Drive [DVD] [2002]
Mulholland Drive [DVD] [2002]
"If Bunuel had directed Sunset Boulevard?"
Valis (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
Valis (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
"Well, it starts off in California & ends in Roman-hallucination (with bits of A Scanner Darkly)..."
Greetings From L.A.
Greetings From L.A.
"The final masterpiece from Tim Buckley, so obvious it's mindblowing!: Sweet Surrender, Get On Top, Nighthawkin'..."
The Conversation [DVD]
The Conversation [DVD]
"Blow Up in & around San Francisco from Coppola and co (Duvall, Hackman, Ford, Murch etc)"
Hollywood
Hollywood
"Bukowski's Hollywood novel then...this book is seen in-"
Swingers [VHS] [1997]
Swingers [VHS] [1997]
"this charming comedy set around actor/losers in Hollywood..."
Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture
Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture
"Out in the Californian Desert at the beginning of the 90s when the millennium felt like an exciting idea..."
The Band
The Band
"Recorded in the swimming pool/outhouse of Sammy Davis Jr's Hollywood home!: King Harvest, Whispering Pines, Up on Cripple Creek, The Unfaithful Servant..."
Today! / Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!)
Today! / Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!)
"This is probably the definitive Californian record..."
Chinatown [DVD]
Chinatown [DVD]
"Polanski & Towne in a colorised take on noir; pity about The Two Jakes..."
I Am Legend (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
I Am Legend (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
"Richard Matheson's classic vampire novel filmed as 'The Omega Man'..."
On the Beach
On the Beach
"The final part of Young's so-called Doom Trilogy, Manson/Nixon & all that: Revolution Blues, Ambulance Blues, For the Turnstiles, Motion Pictures..."
Ask The Dust
Ask The Dust
"Fante's classic novel about the seamy side of LA, a big influence on Bukowski & Chinatown.."
City Of Quartz: Excavating the Future in Los Angeles (The Haymarket Series)
City Of Quartz: Excavating the Future in Los Angeles (The Haymarket Series)
Forever Changes
Forever Changes
"Reissue of classic album from Arthur Lee & co: Laughing Stock, You Set the Scene, Alone Again Or, The Red Telephone..."
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Once More, With Feeling (2001) [DVD]
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Once More, With Feeling (2001) [DVD]
"The best episode of Buffy & afterwards it couldn't be bettered. Nice songs too!"
L.A. Noir: The Lloyd Hopkins Trilogy: Blood on the Moon, Because the Night, Suicide Hill
L.A. Noir: The Lloyd Hopkins Trilogy: Blood on the Moon, Because the Night, Suicide Hill
"Early works from James Ellroy..."
L.A Woman
L.A Woman
"Obvious I know, but in the right mood, great fun: Hyacinth House, The Wasp, Been Down So Long, The Changeling..."
American Gigolo [1980] [DVD]
American Gigolo [1980] [DVD]
"Paul Schrader's lost character lost in Los Angeles..."
Big Sur: Modern Classic (Flamingo modern classics)
Big Sur: Modern Classic (Flamingo modern classics)
"Probably my favourite Kerouac work....though sadly not big enough to effectively hit The Thrills round the head with...."