Think of this feature as more like a list of extra-curricular activities. In the list below we've found similar top rated movies that contain keyphrases like murder, detective and corruption. It was also nominated for , , , , , and , and , but lost all the categories to. Archived from on April 6, 2004. Probably the most obvious influence on L.
The actor had read Ellroy's but not L. It involves a jealous saloon owner, a cheap divorce detective, and a murder plot. It's practically the same movie. And the two Australian actors, tightly wound Mr. In the pitch, Hanson showed the darker side of Ellroy's novel by presenting the cover of scandal rag and the famous shot of coming out of jail after his bust.
They are able to obtain evidence against Smith by threatening Loew, and later find Patchett murdered. Yet right around the time the film uncovers its sinister masterminds, it also manages to connect all the dots and pick up the breadcrumbs it had been leaving behind. A sense, above all, of damaged people arriving to make new lives and getting seduced by the scent of night-blooming jasmine, the perfume of corruption. If you think the twists in L. Basinger tied for the with from Titanic at the. The two decide to team together to take down Smith. Before filming took place, Hanson brought Crowe and Pearce to Los Angeles for two months to immerse them in the city and the time period.
I knew I could grow to respect and understand him. They worked on the script together for two years, with Hanson turning down jobs and Helgeland writing seven drafts for free. Jack Nicolson is deliciously scrappy as Jake Gittes, a private investigator hired to work a simple case of suspected marital infidelity. Bogart's Philip Marlow is effortlessly badass as he follows a case involving a rare book dealer, an illegal pornography ring, gambling, blackmail, revenge and, of course, murder. Exley and White realize Smith himself has been taking over after Cohen, and the killings have been Smith tying up loose ends. The light, the architecture, the slang, the music. For this reason we've implemented a comparison check making use of a large range of possible influences to produce a range of films that closely match L.
Kim Basinger also stars as a prostitute who works for a service specializing in celebrity lookalikes. This was the first film from the now notable. Confidential is brimming with both. It may seem like a cakewalk coming up with a few movie suggestions for fans of the game L. Confidential as the year's best film.
The fun of it is watching our detective hero overcome the obstacles in his path to finally arrive at the truth, whatever that might be. After all, it's heavily influenced by a popular movie genre, and filled with references to classic films. The disc has identical technical specifications and Bonus Features as the previous Warner Blu-ray. On October 3, it was given an expanded release in 1,625 theaters. If you can't see the humor in recommending a kids cartoon to someone who liked a serious crime drama. Don't laugh but I've always loved the shamelessness of taking the Raymond Chandler aesthetic and adding full color sensibilities that became The Big Lebowski o. If I saw Brick and L.
Ned falls into the same trap as so many leading men before him, unaware that everyone around him seems to know more than he does until it's too late. The performances are mesmerizing, especially in the interrogation scenes. The extent of anything else in this debate is almost moot. At the time, Australian actors and were relatively unknown in. His intelligence, insistence on following regulations, and cold demeanor contribute to his isolation from other officers.
As a child I wrote on walls with a crayon. The dialogue is lovely; not the semiparody of a lot of film noir, but the words of serious people trying to reveal or conceal themselves. People then have arguments about where a thing belongs, which seems pointless. Both sets contain the same bonus content. Like 's depiction of Los Angeles in the '30s in , the atmosphere and detailed production design are a rich gel where the strands of narrative form.