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106 Ratings

The Singing Detective

Directed by Keith Gordon
United States, 2003
Musical, Comedy, Crime


While hospitalized with an extreme case of psoriasis, novelist Dan Dark reworks his first book in his head. Feverish, paranoid and prone to musical outbreaks, he confuses himself with his protagonist, a detective investigating the murder of a prostitute in 1950s Los Angeles.

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The Singing Detective Directed by Keith Gordon

Critics reviews

When the movie came out twelve years ago I found its singular tone and disparate styles extremely impressive and inspiring – and I found it amazing that Gordon got the movie financed and released. Revisiting the picture now that it has been reissued on Blu-ray by Olive Films, I was even more bowled over by Gordon’s achievement, and even more curious about how he got it made.
August 12, 2015
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