Wednesday, August 23, 2006

the black dahlia

"The Black Dahlia weaves a fictionalized tale of obsession, love, corruption ,greed, and depravity around the brutal murder of a fledgling Hollywood starlet's that shocked and fascinated the nation in 1947 and remains unsolved today. Two ex-pugilist cops, Lee Blanchard (Aaron Eckhart) and Buckey Bleichert (Josh Hartnett), are called to investigate the homicide of ambitious silver-screen B-lister Betty Ann Short (Mia Kirshner) A.K.A. "The Black Dahlia"- an attack so grisly that images of the killing were kept from the public... True crime meets urban legend when De Palma brings Ellroy's The Black Dahlia to the big screen."-from The Black Dahlia official site.

By amazing Brian De Palma who directed Scarface, The Untouchables, and Dressed to Kill (to name a few), and adapted from James Ellroy's (who wrote L.A. Confidential) The Black Dahlia, his best-selling crime novel.

The trailer sealed the deal for me. I'm a HUGE unsolved mystery buff, so this was tailor made for a movie watcher like me. But they really would have lost me if the adaptation had not been up to snuff. Click the image of Betty Ann Short (played here by Mia Kirshner) for the movie trailer from The B.D. official site. It feels very L.A. Confidential, which means they are staying true to Ellroy's novel, but De Palma is KING at Crime Dramas, so it'll be so exciting and entertaining to see what he's done with this amazing crime tale.

In theaters September 15th, Be there!

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