L.A. Confidential is a 1997 American neo-noir crime film directed, produced and co-written by Curtis Hanson.The screenplay by Hanson and Brian Helgeland is based on James Ellroy's 1990 novel of the same name, the third book in his L.A. Quartet series.
L.A. Confidential: Directed by Curtis Hanson. With Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, ...Kevin SpaceyJack VincennesRussell CroweBud WhiteGuy PearceEd ExleyJames CromwellDudley Smith
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Aug 26, 1997 · A great detective mystery, L.A. Confidential is the type of movie that holds up with repeated viewings; each time something new is revealed and a little more of the mystery becomes clearer. It\'s a wonderful ensemble piece, showcasing solid acting by (then unknowns) Guy Pierce and Russell Crowe, and is arguably one of Kim Basinger\'s best performances.
Donald Leroy LaFontaine was an American voice actor who recorded more than 5,000 film trailers and hundreds of thousands of television advertisements, network promotions, and video game trailers. He became identified with the phrase "In a world...", used in so many movie trailers that it became a cliché. Widely known in the film industry, the man whose nicknames included "Thunder Throat", "The Voice of God" and "The King of Movie Trailers", became known to a wider audience through ...
May 25, 1997 · L.A. Confidential Drenched in the tawdry glamour of Hollywood in the early 1950s and up to its ears in the delirious corruption of police and city politics, "L.A. Confidential" is an irresistible ...
Oct 24, 2008 · Cast: Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, Kim Basinger, James Cromwell, Danny DeVito, David Strathairn, Ron Rifkin, Graham Beckel, Darrell Sandeen, Simon Baker Director: Curtis Hanson Screenwriter: Brian Helgeland Distributor: Warner Bros. Running Time: 138 min Rating: R Year: 1997 Buy: Video, Soundtrack, Book
Sep 21, 2016 · Curtis Hanson, who won a screenwriting Oscar for "L.A. Confidential" and directed the psychological thriller "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle" and Eminem's tale of Detroit hip-hop "8 Mile," has died.
- Some of the events in the film are true. There really was a Christmas Eve police riot, and a lurid celebrity gossip magazine called "Hush-Hush." Screen goddess Lana Turner really did have a romance with mobster Johnny Stompanato.
- Ellroy sold Warner Bros. the film rights to "L.A. Confidential," the third of four novels in his "L.A. Quartet" series, even before the book was published in 1990.
- Hanson was a fan of Ellroy's novels, having grown up in the 1950s Los Angeles portrayed in Ellroy's work. His uncle owned JAX, a clothing boutique that catered to such Hollywood actresses as Natalie Wood and Marilyn Monroe.
- Hanson won over frequent Warners producer Arnon Milchan with a presentation much like the montage that opens the film. Hanson showed him a series of postwar postcards of sunny and glamorous Los Angeles that sold the dream, followed by lurid period crime photos, including some of movie star scandals, that showed the reality beneath the glitzy facade.