The city itself informs gritty LA crime
The Sydney Morning HeraldThe city itself informs gritty LA crime series BoschThe Sydney Morning HeraldThere really is something about an LA crime story. From Chinatown to The Shield via the novels of Joseph Wambaugh and James Ellroy, that baking, low-rise ...and more »
Posted on 6 April 2017 | 10:35 pm
Guy Pearce Still Can't Believe He Was In 'LA
Yahoo MoviesGuy Pearce Still Can't Believe He Was In 'LA Confidential'Yahoo MoviesWritten by Brian Helgeland and Curtis Hanson, who also directed the film, the screenplay considerably pares down James Ellroy's sprawling novel, which spans nearly a decade in the lives of the characters. (Hanson passed away in 2016.) And Pearce says ...
Posted on 6 April 2017 | 9:00 am
Blotter | April 4, 2017 - Audiences
Audiences Everywhere (press release) (blog)Blotter | April 4, 2017Audiences Everywhere (press release) (blog)Not even that one. To quote James Ellroy (which only seems appropriate), “Dead people belong to the live people who claim them most obsessively.” Here, he was referring to his mother, though I'd bet you wouldn't be wrong to think instead of Elizabeth ...
Posted on 4 April 2017 | 5:03 am
HOW THE LEFT HIJACKED US STUDIES CENTRE -
HOW THE LEFT HIJACKED US STUDIES CENTREHerald Sun (blog)One faculty member is paid to fly to Los Angeles to interview crime writer James Ellroy. Another examines US imperialism through Apocalypse Now and Lost in Translation. A third explores feminism through the history of Vogue magazine. The United States ...
Posted on 30 March 2017 | 5:40 pm
Hari Kunzru's White Tears feels like a
Spectator.co.ukHari Kunzru's White Tears feels like a racial revenge fantasiaSpectator.co.ukThe title might be taken as a provocation. In the compressed language of digital media, white tears, like first-world problems or man flu, are an ersatz version of ...and more »
Posted on 29 March 2017 | 8:13 pm
BWW Review: ROSS MACDONALD: FOUR NOVELS OF
When the worm turned again a generation later, writers like Elmore Leonard and James Ellroy gave murder straight back to the people who were at least well-suited for it psychologically, even if they were clueless bunglers. They, like Hammett and Chandler ...
Posted on 20 August 2015 | 7:11 pm
Spoiler alert: True Detective serves up
If you know your noir, from Chandler to Chinatown to James Ellroy (all influences on this season), you’ll know it’s a common theme. The best they could hope for was to get out alive. It didn’t take a lot to recognise that solving the murder of ...
Posted on 13 August 2015 | 2:27 pm
True Detective season 2 episode 8 recap:
It's not that there was anything wrong with the story in itself, which is labyrinthine in a deliberately knotty, LA noir, James Ellroy-esque way, but it was revealed in huge exposition dumps, rather than by our characters actually deducing anything.
Posted on 11 August 2015 | 6:35 pm
'True Detective's Second Season Ends With a
Pizzolatto is an skilled literary magpie: In season one, he borrowed, and sometimes outright stole, from Thomas Ligotti and Alan Moore; in season two, he threw the history of California noir — James Ellroy, "High Sierra," "Chinatown" — into a blender ...
Posted on 11 August 2015 | 2:02 am
What did “True Detective” in: How Nic
The show’s tone is too grim. Vince Vaughn wasn’t up to the task. The season was too derived from David Lynch or James Ellroy. Some disappointed viewers even blamed it on the downbeat bar singer. Yours truly ventured that the season suffered from ...
Posted on 10 August 2015 | 5:17 am