A Confidential (Curtis Hanson, 1997) is a neo-noir film about a shooting at an all night diner and the three Las Angeles policeman who investigate in their own unique ways. It is based on the book by James Ellroy and after a very well adapted screenplay, won nine academy awards.
LA Confidential and Film Noir One of the most influential film movements in the 1940 s was a genre that is known today as film noir. Film noir was a recognizable style of filmmaking, which was created in response to the rising cost of typical Hollywood movies (Buss 67). Film noir movies wer.
There’s all that anyone could need activity in the film’s two-and-a-quarter hours to fulfill the most excite hungry viewer, however LA Confidential is made staggering as opposed to only grasping, through both the quality of its characters and the fierce meticulousness of its ethical examination.
L.A. Confidential is in many ways a movie that straddles lines; old and new, indie and Hollywood classicism, and film noir and drama. It's an adult film that doesn't downplay its darkness.
One of the milestone American movies of the 1990s, Curtis Hanson's L.A. 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.
Film 2 of the Adapted April Challenge. I don't often feel inclined to compare films I'm watching to others, but while watching L.A. Confidential it was nearly impossible not to compare it to the recently watched Gangster Squad. Seeing them shortly after each other made Gangster Squad's weaknesses and this film's strengths all the more apparent.
Directed by Curtis Hanson. With Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, Kim Basinger. As corruption grows in 1950s Los Angeles, three policemen - one strait-laced, one brutal, and one sleazy - investigate a series of murders with their own brand of justice.
People can be very pretentious about the genre of film noir, not least in asserting that, to qualify, a film must be shot in black and white, and date from the age of uncertainty and upheaval that.