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L.A. Confidential (BFI Modern Classics)

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Publisher Comments:

L.A. Confidential was released in 1997 to huge critical acclaim. It went on to be nominated for nine Academy Awards and is now considered a key Hollywood movie of the 1990s. But having neither big-name stars nor a comforting moral universe, it fared poorly at the box office. At a time when audiences would soon be flocking to Titanic, this film harked back to an older, darker Hollywood.

Directed by Curtis Hanson from the best-selling novel by James Ellroy, L.A. Confidential stars Kim Basinger, Kevin Spacey, Danny DeVito and two then relative unknowns, New Zealander Russell Crowe and Australian Guy Pearce. Manohla Dargis explores the careers of Hanson and Ellroy, based on interviews with both men, to dig deep into the film's obsession with the twinned, equally troubled histories of the Hollywood studio system and the city of Los Angeles.

Synopsis:

Manohla Dargis explores the careers of director Curtis Hanson and writer James Ellroy, based on interviews with both men, to dig deep into the film's obsession with the twinned, equally troubled histories of the Hollywood studio system and the city of Los Angeles.

Synopsis:

Book on neo-noir thriller shimmering with melancholy glamour of Los Angeles.

About the Author

Manohla Dargis is a film critic for The L.A. Weekly, where she was Film Editor for seven years, and has written for a variety of other publications, including Film Comment, The New York Times and Sight and Sound.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780851709444
Publisher:
British Film Institute
Location:
London
Author:
Dargis, Manohla
Subject:
Film - General
Subject:
Americas (North Central South West Indies)
Subject:
Film & Video - General
Subject:
L.A. confidential
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Film & Video - History & Criticism
Subject:
Film - Guides & Reviews
Subject:
General Performing Arts
Subject:
Film
Subject:
Video, History
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
Film and Television-History and Criticism
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
BFI Modern Classics
Series Volume:
v. 5
Publication Date:
20030831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
7.52 x 5.42 x 0.28 in

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Drama » General
Arts and Entertainment » Film and Television » History and Criticism
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History and Social Science » World History » General

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Product details 96 pages British Film Institute - English 9780851709444 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
Manohla Dargis explores the careers of director Curtis Hanson and writer James Ellroy, based on interviews with both men, to dig deep into the film's obsession with the twinned, equally troubled histories of the Hollywood studio system and the city of Los Angeles.
"Synopsis" by , Book on neo-noir thriller shimmering with melancholy glamour of Los Angeles.
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