Breathless, 1983

Director

James McBride

Cast

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Los Angeles: Flights: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

Westin Bonaventure Hotel, 404 South Figueroa Street, downtown Los Angeles (tel: 213.624.1000)


Trivia

See Jean-Luc Godard's original New Wave classic A Bout de Souffle, which was filmed on the streets of Paris

Breathless location: Westin Bonaventuree Hotel, South Figueroa, downtown Los Angeles

Breathless location: the futuristic hotel: Westin Bonaventuree Hotel, South Figueroa, downtown Los Angeles

Brilliantly good-looking (with great Los Angeles locations) and bravely unlikeable remake of Jean-Luc Godard’s trash-culture landmark A Bout de Souffle, gaining oodles of cool credentials courtesy of Quentin Tarantino, who lists it as one of his faves.

The action is transferred from sixties mono Paris to Eighties pastel California. Locations included the University of California, Los Angeles; Westwood and Venice Beach. The terrific murals, a feature of Los AngelesVenice area, are the ones near Windward Avenue and Speedway.

The nightmarishly futuristic hotel is the Westin Bonaventure Hotel, 404 South Figueroa Street, downtown Los Angeles, which you'll recognise from This Is Spinal Tap and Strange Days among many other screen appearances.




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