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Evil People Live in Modernist Houses in Popular Films

by Alissa Walker

October 9, 2010

Looking at the villains of eight films—The Damned Don’t Cry (1950), Diamonds are Forever (1971), Blade Runner (1982), Body Double (1984), Lethal Weapon 2 (1989), L.A. Confidential (1997), The Big Lebowski (1998), and Twilight (2008)—the tabloid-sized piece also examines exactly why modernism is so maligned in popular culture. But even if they're used for plotting to end the world they're sure pretty: If you want to actually get a peek of one of those lairs, simply Google the address, provided for each home. You can buy the zine at Printed Matter.

As this review notes, the topic has been explored extensively, namely in Thom Anderson's landmark documentary about Los Angeles being featured on film, Los Angeles Plays Itself. This clip will make you think twice about trusting anyone who lives in a midcentury modern home.

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