L. A. CONFIDENTIAL

Dated Released : 19 September 1997
Quality : BluRay 720p
Info : imdb.com/title/tt0119488
IMDb Rating : 8.3 (370,658 users)
Star : Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce
Genre : Crime | Drama | Mystery

As corruption grows in 1950s LA, three policemen – the straight-laced, the brutal, and the sleazy – investigate a series of murders with their own brand of justice.

L.A. Confidential is a 1997 American neo-noir mystery crime film written, produced and directed by Curtis Hanson. The film is loosely based on James Ellroy‘s 1990 novel of the same title, the third book in his L.A. Quartet series. Like the book, the film tells the story of a group of Los Angeles Police Department (L.A.P.D.) officers in 1953, and the intersection of police corruption and Hollywood celebrity. The title refers to the 1950s scandal magazine Confidential, portrayed in the film as Hush-Hush.

At the time, Australian actors Guy Pearce and Russell Crowe were relatively unknown in North America, and one of the film’s backers, Peter Dennett, was worried about the lack of established stars in the lead roles. However, he supported Hanson’s casting decisions and this gave the director the confidence to approach Kevin Spacey, Kim Basinger and Danny DeVito.

Critically acclaimed, the film holds a 99% rating at Rotten Tomatoes, as well as an aggregated rating of 90 on Metacritic. It was nominated for nine Academy Awards, winning two: Basinger for Best Supporting Actress and Hanson and Helgeland for Best Adapted Screenplay; it lost every other category to Titanic.

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