The River as a Backdrop | KCET
The River as a Backdrop
Hollywood has long been fascinated by a vision of the Los Angeles River as a landscape of decay and abandonment. Films such as Grease, Chinatown, the Terminator and many, many others have used the channelized river to create a post-apocalyptic image of the city.
The L.A. River Plays Itself
A selection of films shot on the concrete banks of the river.