L.A. Classic noir is filled with criminal activity and the allure of sex and violence, typified perhaps best in the position of the untrustworthy but oh-so-sexy femme fatale. Millions of books are just a click away on BN.com and through our FREE NOOK reading apps. Throughout L.A. Because of the highly publicized case of Rodney King, a black motorist, being assaulted by police officers in Los Angeles in 1991, by the time L.A. His time making serviceable studio thrillers certainly helps him during the film's climax, a bloody shootout that's also a mini-siege thriller. What makes LA Confidential such a perfect film of the Nineties is not that the legend takes over from the fact, since that's almost invariably the case, but that the legend is so knowingly, so unanxiously embraced -- as legend. There's a scene where he stumbles across a mistake of his making and the subtle, haunted expression playing across his face is amazing. some men get the world, others get ex-hookers and a trip to arizona. It's extremely rare for any movie to successfully develop more than one protagonist, let alone three, and yet L.A. Director Curtis Hanson... keeps a complex story coherent and absorbing -- if bloody at the end. There are a whopping 80 speaking parts in the movie, and each person is a great hire that builds a richer film. He knows his story structure and characters inside and out, but he also knows how to play an audience. Now he is willing to kill everyone and everything who assault women. Hanson has made the film noir setting virtually another starring character. | Rating: 5/5 What is FreeBookNotes? Every scene drives this narrative forward. Confidential (1997) proved that it was still possible to fashion an actor-driven detective yarn in 1990s Hollywood. It's a score that simmers with sexual tension and malevolence. Their combined charisma almost smashes through the screen. The three lead detectives are compelling on their own terms and the movie keeps them separate long enough that when they do come together it feels like a payoff all its own. Hanson was something of a journeyman for most of his career, directing competent thrillers like The Hand That Rocks the Cradle and The River Wild. It's easy to characterize him as a Dashiell Hammett or Raymond Chandler aping scribe, but his immersive plotting takes readers to an entirely new and involving mantle of crime writing. It's a movie that plays just as strongly today as it did almost twenty years ago, and that's the mesmerizing power of great storytelling and acting. Yet the majority of film noir was produced in an era of censorship thanks to the implementation of the notorious Hayes Code, making sure that audiences didn't enjoy the sordid elements too far. No doubt, this movie is about love and many other moral qualities and actions of the person. Lynn Bracken is a prostitute with a very strong psychological identity. |, October 2, 2017