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The Black Dahlia (2006)

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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

11 years, 11 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

16 years, 11 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

16 years, 11 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
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" TITLE OF WRITTEN WORK: The Black Dahlia PUBLISHED FORMAT: novel AUTHOR/CREATOR: James Ellroy ORIGINAL 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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