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Movie Details

Title:   L.A. Confidential
Director:   Curtis Hanson
Year:   1997
Genre:   Crime
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   11.23.05

Other Movies Seen By This Director (4)
- In Her Shoes
- Lucky You
- Too Big to Fail
- Wonder Boys

Notes History
Date Viewed Venue Note
11.23.05DVD So instead of waiting in the uber-long line for weird wednesday, I went home and set out to sit down with some soda and doritos and watch South Park. Oops, no South Park on the DVR. So since I was all ready with nothing to watch, I pulled this off my shelf and popped it in. I think I have finally forgiven Brian Helgeland for his work on this movie. Yeah it all ties up really tidy and yeah Bud White lives after being shot like 6 times in the chest and once in the face and yeah Rolo Tomasi is a complete Hollywood load of crap and yeah they took the sympathetically tragic character of Buzz Meeks and turned him into a chauffer/rotting corpse BUT, the real marvel of this movie is that the plot makes sense and there are no holes. Nobody has divine epiphanies of information, nobody blows up the droid control ship by accident or travels back in time to save a loved one or anything like that. We get to see each character learn every little thing and also, especially with repeat viewings, watch the bad guys working hard to stay unseen. It's really like a swiss clock or whatever... something very intricate that's fun to look at all the tiny little gears and mechanisms doing their thing. Plus you get cool 50s LA stuff and a nice breezy Jerry Goldsmith score. So yeah... maybe I need to re-read Ellroy's LA Quartet and get mad at this movie all over again but for right now, it's a pretty great movie in my mind.
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