Trailer for curtis hanson's film starring kevin spacey,russell crowe,guy pearce, kim basinger,danny devito,david strathairn,james cromwell. La confidential is a 1997 american neo-noir crime film directed, produced and co-written by curtis hanson the screenplay by hanson and brian helgeland is based on james ellroy's 1990 novel of the same name, the third book in his la quartet series the film tells the story of a group of lapd officers in 1953, and the. La confidential finished at no 1 in a list of films shot in the last 25 years about los angeles culture in a poll conducted by the los angeles times, curtis hanson's 1997 drama topped pt anderson's boogie nights and quentin tarantino's jackie brown this means the year 1997 appears to have. On this day 20 years ago, a rising star director, a writer who thought he'd never get the gig, and a remarkable cast got together to make a film about the corrupt underbelly of 1950s los angeles, and the men and women who littered its landscape this was la confidential, a film so complex that its creator ( legendary crime. About the movie los angeles, 1953 just beneath the glamorous veneer of hollywood gossip and movie stars lies a crime-ridden city corrupt to its core now , while investigating a brutal murder, three very different police detectives will rediscover a common bond of integrity in the blockbuster film noir thriller la confidential.
Three detectives in the corrupt and brutal la police force of the 1950s use differing methods to uncover a conspiracy behind the shotgun slayings of the patrons at an all-night diner. Filming locations for curtis hanson's la confidential, with russell crowe, kevin spacey and guy pearce, around los angeles. Success is better late than never before la confidential, director curtis hanson was a hollywood also-ran his follow-up, wonder boys, proves he's an a-list talent.
Today turned out to be a weirdly good day for tv adaptations of oscar-nominated noir films close behind fox ordering a pilot for a tv series version of ben affleck's gone baby gone, deadline reports that cbs has granted a pilot order for la confidential. And yet the film picked up great reviews in france, followed by positively ecstatic ones once “la confidential” made it to us theaters, and the movie went on to earn nine oscar nominations and rake in a decidedly healthy $126 million worldwide and furthermore, as its cast went on to serious stardom and. For our saturday movie date this week, we're marking the twentieth anniversary of la confidential, which opened in september 1997, with a belated tip of the hat to its director, curtis hanson, who died last year sooner than he should have you expect feature films to have problems with jane austen or.
Other articles where la confidential is discussed:the genre are curtis hanson's la confidential (1997), a bleak story of corrupt cops, and joel and ethan coen's the man who wasn't there (2001), a similarly dark story inspired by the crime novels of james m cain both films are presented in classic film noir style, the. La confidential 1997 r 2h 17m three wildly different cops form an uneasy alliance to ferret out police corruption in this oscar-winning whodunit set in 1950s los angeles starring: kevin spacey, russell crowe, guy pearce genres: 20th century period pieces, thrillers, crime thrillers, film noir, mysteries director:. The role of lynn was played by kim basinger in the 1997 movie la confidential , earning her an oscar cbs in addition to goggins and arenas, jones joins in the pilot previously cast brian j smith, mark webber and shea whigham harper , who serves as showrunner, executive produces with milchan,.
One of the milestone american movies of the 1990s, curtis hanson's la confidential riffed on film noir and 1950s cop movies to create a sprawling epic about corruption in los angeles as it turns 20, we round up five films that helped inspire it. What made la confidential so unique as a film noir, according to roger ebert, was that it dealt with psychology of the characters, and bud white's psychology is made clear from that opening scene as it later transpires in the film, his mother was brutally murdered in front of him by his abusive father again. Graeme robertson on why la confidential should have won over titanic at the academy awards the oscars celebrating the best of 1997 was a ceremony dominated by one film, james cameron's romantic disaster epic titanic – a film that devoured the box office and won itself an absurd 11 oscars.
Product description la confidential (snap case) amazoncom in a time when it seems that every other movie makes some claim to being a film noir, la confidential is the real thing--a gritty, sordid tale of sex, scandal, betrayal, and corruption of all sorts (police, political, press--and, of course, very personal) in 1940s.
Boys, girls, ten of them get off the bus to la every day-: [white smashes loew's face into the mirror twice and then dunks his head into the toilet while exley calmly watches bud briefly lifts loew's head out of the toilet] loew: pull him off me, exley exley: [calmly] i don't know how [white dunks loew's head back into the. Scandal sheet editor danny devito narrates the prurient opening to curtis hanson's la confidential, 1997, also starring russell crowe, guy pearce, and kim basinger, from james ellroy's novel. For oppewall, who spoke to curbed la on the eve of the 1997 neo-noir's 20th anniversary, the illusory romance of the city of angels was stripped away in an instant that's what the movie does too, puncturing our inflated ideas of old hollywood glamour by plumbing the psychological depths of its key. While many of those films have maintained a certain mainstream appeal, there's something delectably cultish about curtis hanson's 1997 noir thriller, la confidential despite its comparative slide into obscurity, la confidential remains one of the most potent, hard-hitting, and compelling crime thrillers of.