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Josh Hartnett Josh Hartnett
Dwight 'Bucky' Bleichert
Aaron Eckhart Aaron Eckhart
Lee Blanchard
Hilary Swank Hilary Swank
Madeleine Linscott
Mia Kirshner Mia Kirshner
Elizabeth Short
Mike Starr Mike Starr
Det. Russ Millard
Fiona Shaw Fiona Shaw
Ramona Linscott
Patrick Fischler Patrick Fischler
Deputy DA Ellis Loew


Written by
Josh Friedman Josh Friedman
(screenplay)
James Ellroy James Ellroy
(novel)


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A disappointing movie

3 years, 7 months ago at Jun 25 9:18
2 votes
Back in the 70's and 80's, Brian de Palma was a very good director but, unfortunately, it has been a while since he has done anything really impressive. However, when I had heard about this project, I had some high hopes. Indeed, the story, the time period seemed to be taylor-made for De Palma and maybe he would eventually make an impressive come-back. However, the reception was rather poor and, e... read more

too complicated for me

8 years, 7 months ago at Jun 23 23:15
1 vote
although the setting (time, costumes, actors) was promising, I got lost somewhere in the middle.
The plot is somehow confusing, all the time people show their dark side and tell some flashback story of the past.
That way, everybody is connected to everyone, and in the end, I just didn't care anymore.

promising but... boring and disappointin

8 years, 7 months ago at Jun 24 11:53
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Based on James Ellroy’s book of the same name.
1940s. Los Angeles. Two cops, Bleichert aka Mr Ice (Hartnett) and Blanchard aka Mr Fire (Eckhart) investigate the brutal murder of a would-be actress, Elizabeth Short (Mia Kirschner).

Unfortunately this film just didn’t do anything right – except the the setting and costumes which were rather fine.

Being badl... read more
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Description: Master storyteller Brian De Palma, known for such classic crime dramas as "The Untouchables," "Scarface" and "Carlito's Way," as well as his suspense thrillers "Carrie," "Dressed to Kill" and "Blow Out," directs this adaptation of James Ellroy's ("L.A. Confidential," "American Tabloid") best-selling crime novel. "The Black Dahlia" weaves a fictionalized tale of obsession, love, corruption, greed and depravity around the true story of the brutal murder of a fledgling Hollywood starlet that shocked and fascinated the nation in 1947 and rem ... (more)
Release date: 15 September 2006
Tags: Crime (23), 2006 (17), Drama (17), Mystery (15), Thriller (13), Murder (11), 2000s (9), Los Angeles (7), Noir (5), Cops (5), (5), Hollywood (4), Deception (4), Neo Noir (4), Love Triangle (4), Usa (4), Film Noir (4), Police Corruption (4), Investigation (3), Police (3)
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"TITLE OF WRITTEN WORK: The Black Dahlia FORMAT: novel AUTHOR/CREATOR: James Ellroy PUBLICATION YEAR: 1987 HAVE I READ: No NOTES: The novel and the film are based on the true events surrounding the murder of Elizabeth Short."


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" DVD- 2hrs. 2min. First Viewing Entertaining, but a total mess. The movie is easy on the eyes Vilmos Zsigmond's cinematography is the best thing about this thing, but the story is just a hodgepodge of noirish elements and plot twists that kill any real stakes. It does offer a certain campy entertainment though; I was certainly never bored."


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"The Black Dahlia / Dália Negra Direção: Brian De Palma Roteiro: Josh Friedman Ano: 2006 Sinopse: Elizabeth Short era uma jovem bonita, que estava determinada em ser famosa e era conhecida como a "Dália Negra". Após seu corpo ser encontrado, torturado e retalhado, em um terreno baldio de Los Angeles, tem início uma busca pelo assassino. Os detetives e ex-boxeadores Lee Blanchard e Bucky Bleichert são encarregados da investigação do caso, mas a obsessão que os dois desenvolvem por ela a"


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mazardeus posted a review 2 years ago

“I'm sorry, but this film is really impressive. Not only do I like the cinematography, but the story left me curious to know more. It's one of those films that require multiple viewings, so I'm not exactly 100% on the 8/10. The scenes actually connect well with one another, but that is left with the audience. Director Brian DePalma has a very interesting artistic style, in my opinion. It leaves me to discover more about his work in the future.” read more

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A disappointing movie

“Back in the 70's and 80's, Brian de Palma was a very good director but, unfortunately, it has been a while since he has done anything really impressive. However, when I had heard about this project, I had some high hopes. Indeed, the story, the time period seemed to be taylor-made for De Palma and maybe he would eventually make an impressive come-back. However, the reception was rather poor and, eventually, I had to admit the whole thing was rather disappointing. It is a real shame since all the ingredients were present : a top director, a very nice cast (Josh Hartnett, Aaron Eckhart, Scarlett Johansson, Hilary Swank, Mia Kirshner) and a great story. So, what went wrong ? Above all, I thought the whole thing was just really poorly written which was rather surprising when you think that the” read more

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