History Film / LAConfidential

11th Dec '16 2:11:04 AM BohemianBob43
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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.]]

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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 He does.]]
17th Nov '16 1:32:04 PM captainpat
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* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: Lynn's wardrobe reflects a lot about her character. She is a WomanInBlack when she first meets Bud and is a suspect in Susan Lefferts' death, she wears soft greens and blues during her domestic scenes with Bud, she wears all [[WomanInWhite white]] during the scene where she seduces Ed, and when she shows up at the end ready to leave for Arizona, she's dressed in a bright yellow amid the sea of blue at Ed's ceremony.

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* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: Lynn's wardrobe reflects a lot about her character. She is a WomanInBlack wears black when she first meets Bud and is a suspect in Susan Lefferts' death, she wears soft greens and blues during her domestic scenes with Bud, she wears all [[WomanInWhite white]] during the scene where she seduces Ed, and when she shows up at the end ready to leave for Arizona, she's dressed in a bright yellow amid the sea of blue at Ed's ceremony.



* WomanInBlack: Lynn in her first appearance.
15th Nov '16 1:11:18 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AffablyEvil: [[spoiler: Dudley Smith]], which is what makes him so chilling.

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* AffablyEvil: [[spoiler: Dudley Smith]], which is part of what makes him so chilling.
9th Nov '16 9:44:32 AM nombretomado
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* SpiritualSuccessor: To ''Film/{{Chinatown}}''. Even though they both have a completely different cast and crew, both are set in Los Angeles, both were made 40 years after the time period in which they are set, and both feature themes of betrayal, corruption of public institutions and officials, and "neo-noir" values. Oh, and both have scores by JerryGoldsmith.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: To ''Film/{{Chinatown}}''. Even though they both have a completely different cast and crew, both are set in Los Angeles, both were made 40 years after the time period in which they are set, and both feature themes of betrayal, corruption of public institutions and officials, and "neo-noir" values. Oh, and both have scores by JerryGoldsmith.Music/JerryGoldsmith.
3rd Nov '16 11:07:11 AM Pren
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3rd Nov '16 11:07:09 AM Pren
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* AnachronismStew: Generally averted in an extremely well-researched film. However, in condensing the time-frame of the story from the source novel, one anachronism appeared. The film begins on [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bloody_Christmas_(1951) Christmas 1951]] and appears to take place over the course of several months to a couple years from then onward, as none of the cars in the movie have a model year later than 1953. Yet Johnny Stompanato is seen dating Lana Turner, despite the two not meeting until 1957 in real life.

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* AnachronismStew: Generally averted in an extremely well-researched film. However, in condensing the time-frame of the story from the source novel, one anachronism appeared. The film begins on [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bloody_Christmas_(1951) Christmas 1951]] and appears to take place over the course of several months to a couple years from then onward, as none of the cars in the movie have a model year later than 1953. Yet Johnny Stompanato is seen dating Lana Turner, despite the two not meeting until 1957 in real life.life (the novel covers the entire decade, and features Stompanato and Turner at the appropriate time).
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}}''.
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