History Film / LAConfidential

21st Sep '16 7:27:52 AM Ghostiet
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* WhatYouAreInTheDark: [[spoiler: Vincennes, who has been shot by Dudley and is dying, spends his last moments alive thinking and saying the one thing he know will catch Dudley out: "Rollo Tilmosi".]]
20th Sep '16 7:29:43 PM Mdumas43073
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A 1990 novel by Creator/JamesEllroy, ''L.A. Confidential'' was adapted in 1997 into [[TheFilmOfTheBook a film]] directed by Curtis Hanson. Also in the cast are Creator/KimBasinger, Creator/JamesCromwell, Creator/DannyDeVito, and David Strathairn. The screenplay by Hanson and Brian Helgeland [[CompressedAdaptation greatly condensed]] the plot and time frames of the book, but was widely praised for keeping almost all of the drama and noir feel.

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A 1990 novel by Creator/JamesEllroy, ''L.A. Confidential'' was adapted in given a 1997 into [[TheFilmOfTheBook a film]] film adaptation]] directed by Curtis Hanson. Also in the cast are Creator/KimBasinger, Creator/JamesCromwell, Creator/DannyDeVito, and David Strathairn. The screenplay by Hanson and Brian Helgeland [[CompressedAdaptation greatly condensed]] the plot and time frames of the book, but was widely praised for keeping almost all of the drama and noir feel.
20th Sep '16 7:28:53 PM Mdumas43073
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Hanson and Helgeland won the UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for Best Adapted Script and Basinger won Best Supporting Actress. It was nominated in several other categories (including Best Picture) but lost every one to ''Film/{{Titanic|1997}}''.

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Hanson and Helgeland won the UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for Best Adapted Script and Basinger won Best Supporting Actress. It The film was nominated in several other categories (including Best Picture) but lost every one to the juggernaut that was ''Film/{{Titanic|1997}}''.
20th Sep '16 7:28:28 PM Mdumas43073
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The 1990 book by JamesEllroy was adapted in 1997 into [[TheFilmOfTheBook a film]] by Curtis Hanson, costarring Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, Kevin Spacey, Creator/JamesCromwell and Creator/KimBasinger. It [[CompressedAdaptation greatly condensed]] the plot and time frames of the book, but was widely praised for keeping almost all of the drama and noir feel.

Curtis Hanson and Brian Helgeland won the UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for Best Adapted Script and Basinger won Best Supporting Actress. It was nominated in several other categories (including Best Picture) but lost every one to ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}''.

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The A 1990 book novel by JamesEllroy Creator/JamesEllroy, ''L.A. Confidential'' was adapted in 1997 into [[TheFilmOfTheBook a film]] directed by Curtis Hanson, costarring Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, Kevin Spacey, Creator/JamesCromwell Hanson. Also in the cast are Creator/KimBasinger, Creator/JamesCromwell, Creator/DannyDeVito, and Creator/KimBasinger. It David Strathairn. The screenplay by Hanson and Brian Helgeland [[CompressedAdaptation greatly condensed]] the plot and time frames of the book, but was widely praised for keeping almost all of the drama and noir feel.

Curtis Hanson and Brian Helgeland won the UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for Best Adapted Script and Basinger won Best Supporting Actress. It was nominated in several other categories (including Best Picture) but lost every one to ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}''.
''Film/{{Titanic|1997}}''.
20th Sep '16 7:23:32 PM Mdumas43073
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[[caption-width-right:300:"This is the City of Angels and you haven't got any wings."]]

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20th Sep '16 7:23:14 PM Mdumas43073
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->''Remember, dear readers, you heard it here first. Off the record, on the Q.T. and very ''[whispers]'' Hush-Hush.''

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->''Remember, ->''"Remember, dear readers, you heard it here first. Off the record, on the Q.T. and very ''[whispers]'' Hush-Hush.''"''


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18th Sep '16 6:29:47 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* CreatorCameo: The off screen voice in the morgue scene ("We're ready with that Nite Owl ID, lieutenant.") belongs to director Curtis Hanson.
8th Sep '16 6:03:24 AM Austin
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** Jack Vincennes said "Rollo Tomasi" to [[spoiler: Dudley Smith]] before dying because he was betting [[spoiler:Dudley]] would throw it into the investigation to bait Ed. [[spoiler: he does.]]
9th Aug '16 6:53:43 PM dmcreif
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* ThisIsGonnaSuck: When the cops rush to the jail cells upon being told the Mexicans have been brought in, so as to give them their beating, Vincennes, aware that Stensland is leading them whilst drunk and hot-tempered, approaches Bud White and tells him, "White, you'd better put a leash on your partner before he kills somebody."

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* ThisIsGonnaSuck: When the cops rush to the jail cells upon being told the Mexicans who attacked two of their own have been brought in, so as to give them their beating, Vincennes, aware that Stensland is leading them whilst drunk intoxicated and hot-tempered, not in a good state of mind, approaches Bud White and tells him, "White, you'd better put a leash on your partner before he kills somebody."



* TurnInYourBadge: Bud in both the movie and the book, though the movie gives us the traditional scene after Bloody Christmas. For Bud, it's a TenMinuteRetirement, as he quickly gets it back a scene later after some witnesses recant their testimony. Stensland also is shown doing the traditional scene, though his termination is permanent.

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* TurnInYourBadge: Bud in both the movie and the book, though the movie gives us the traditional scene after Bloody Christmas. For Bud, it's a TenMinuteRetirement, as he Smith quickly gets returns it back to him a scene later after some witnesses recant their testimony. Stensland also is shown doing the traditional scene, though his termination is permanent.permanent, as the LAPD have decided to make him the scapegoat for the entire incident.
5th Jun '16 7:42:08 AM theatrejunkie
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* WhoYouAreInTheDark: [[spoiler: Vincennes, who has been shot by Dudley and is dying, spends his last moments alive thinking and saying the one thing he know will catch Dudley out: "Rollo Tilmosi".]]

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* WhoYouAreInTheDark: WhatYouAreInTheDark: [[spoiler: Vincennes, who has been shot by Dudley and is dying, spends his last moments alive thinking and saying the one thing he know will catch Dudley out: "Rollo Tilmosi".]]
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