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Trailers from Hell: Larry Karaszewski on Jacques Demy's Ode to 1968 Los Angeles, 'Model Shop'

Photo of Trailers From Hell By Trailers From Hell | Thompson on Hollywood January 20, 2014 at 2:05PM

To Live and Shake and Die in LA! kicks off this week at Trailers from Hell, with screenwriter Larry Karaszewski introducing Jacques Demy's first American production, "Model Shop."
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'Model Shop'
'Model Shop'

To Live and Shake and Die in LA! kicks off this week at Trailers from Hell, with screenwriter Larry Karaszewski introducing Jacques Demy's first American production, "Model Shop."

Shot a year after his homage to Hollywood musicals, "The Young Girls of Rochefort," "Model Shop" stars Gary Lockwood, just coming off of 2001: A Space Odyssey. But the real star of Model Shop is LA itself; the film is a veritable time capsule of the city in the late sixties (Demy had wanted to title the film “Los Angeles-1968″). As Lockwood’s star-crossed lover, Anouk Aimée reprises her title role from Demy’s bittersweet romance, 1961′s Lola.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.