3.4- after taking many weeks off of film, with a few exceptions, this was a fun cheesecake to come home to. I had not seen it (how? unclear), and pretty much despise all of the actors... but it's still great fun. The acting IS terrible, but it's certainly an edible treat when you're in that mood for delicious neoneo-Americana-noir... Hey, it's cinema.
Rewatched and re-loved. "Come to Los Angeles! The sun shines bright, the beaches are wide and inviting, and the orange groves stretch as far as the eye can see. There are jobs aplenty, and land is cheap. Every working man can have his own house, and inside every house, a happy, all-American family. You can have all this, and who knows... you could even be discovered, become a movie star... or at least see one."
Great job on the Ellroy. Hard to believe it's been cut from a fat ass novel. As fun as any Scorsese gangster film. On point A&V. Edit : Read up on the writing of the script and am damn impressed. Top-notch adaptation. This what happen when you're passionate and love the source material.