Curbed LA reports on an essay in Virginia Quarterly Review on the use of Lautner homes in film, and specifically as the homes of villains. The idea has struck others in the past, most notably Jon Yoder, who wrote
A View to Kill For?
Modern Painters (July/August 2008)
Lengthy analysis of films featuring Lautner buildings, reference to exhibit, by Jon Yoder.
The following video, by Curbed LA, offers a glimpse of most of the films featuring Lautner buildings.
You can read the whole Virginia Quarterly Review article here (the online version is abbreviated). [Thank you, Hillary Cramer, for providing the pdf version.]