L.A. Confidential (film)

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L.A. Confidential (film)

1997 neo-noir film based on James Ellroy's 1990 novel of the same title, the third book in his L.A. Quartet series add

Category: Movies & TV

Launched in 1950.

Countries: United States (71%), (10%), New Zealand (5%)

Main connections: James Ellroy, Los Angeles Police Department, DVD

Linked to: Time, Newsweek, The Globe and Mail, National Society of Film Critics

 

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1950

The title refers to the 1950s scandal magazine "Confidential", portrayed in the film as "Hush-Hush" add something

 

To give his cast and crew points and counterpoints to capture Los Angeles in the 1950s, he held a "mini-film festival," showing one film a week: "The Bad and the Beautiful", because it epitomized the glamorous Hollywood look; "In a Lonely Place", because it revealed the ugly underbelly of Hollywood glamor; Don Siegel's "The Lineup" and "Private Hell 36", "for their lean and efficient style;" and "Kiss Me Deadly", because it was "so rooted in the futuristic 50s: the atomic age add something


1953

Both the book and the film tell the story of a group of LAPD officers in the year 1953, and the intersection of police corruption and Hollywood celebrity add something


1990

When he heard that Warner Bros. had acquired the rights to "L.A. Confidential" in 1990, he lobbied to script the film add something


1997

"Time" magazine ranked "L.A. Confidential" as the best film of 1997 add something

 

"'L.A. Confidential"' is a 1997 neo-noir film based on James Ellroy's 1990 novel of the same title, the third book in his L.A. Quartet series add something

 

David Holt (actor) - Holt did have some success as a jazz pianist and composer, writing the music for numerous jazz albums, including several that featured Pete Jolly, and writing "The Christmas Blues" with Sammy Cahn, which was recorded by Dean Martin and eventually used on the 1997 soundtrack of "L.A. Confidential"

 

Veronica Lake - In the 1997 film "L.A. Confidential" , Kim Basinger won the Academy *award for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of a prostitute who is a Veronica Lake look-alike, and who is complimented by a police officer who tells her, "You look better than Veronica Lake"

 

Russell Crowe - Within the six year stretch from 1997–2003, he starred in two other best picture nominees, L.A._Confidential (L.A._Confidential_(film)) and $Master_and_Commander:_The_Far_Side_of_the_World.


2003

In addition to the features from the original DVD, included are four new featurettes, the 2003 pilot of the proposed TV series starring Kiefer Sutherland, and film commentary by critic/historian Andrew Sarris, James Ellroy, Russell Crowe, Kevin Spacey, Guy Pearce, James Cromwell, Ruth Myers, David Strathairn, Kim Basinger, Brian Helgeland, Jeannine Oppewall, Dante Spinotti, and Danny DeVito add something


2008

A two-disc Special Edition was released on DVD and Blu-ray on September 23, 2008 add something


2009

In 2009, the London Film Critics' Circle voted "L.A. Confidential" one of the best films of the last 30 years add something


2015

In 2015, the United States Library of Congress selected the film for preservation in the National Film Registry, finding it "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" add something


2017

On September 26, 2017, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, the current distributor and part owner of New Regency, will re-release the film on Blu-ray as part of its 20th anniversary add something