Caliban wrote:deselby wrote:Just watched LA Confidential for the fourth time, so that should be on my list.
Also left off some Scorcese =
Gangs of New York
After I posted I went and looked at my DVD collection and thought "Damn, LA confidential why did I forget that? "and then I saw taxi driver and the Bourne trilogy and.....
On the subject of LA confidential have you read any of Ellroy's books? His LA quartet which includes confidential is an excellent treatise of 50s police, crime and corruption, especially of course givig pride of place to Dudley Smith whe saw "violence as a necessary adjunct to law enforcement" . What some call the Smith trilogy are superb - Clandestine, and two from the LA Quartet - LA confidential and The Big Nowhere.
Any doubt about reading them is blown away with the opening paragraph to LA Confidential -
An abandoned auto court in the San Berdoo foothills; Buzz Meeks checked in with ninety-four thousand dollars, eighteen pounds of high-grade heroin, a 10-gauge pump, a .38 special, a .45 automatic and a switchblade he'd bought off a pachuco at the border - right before he spotted the car parked across the line: Mickey Cohen goons in an LAPD unmarked, Tijuana cops standing by to bootjack a piece of his goodies, dump his body in the San Ysidro River.
Hooked from there on in
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About My Uncle Ron
Towelface: 3 The Revenge in 3D
Face Of Darkness: The Making of Towelface.
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The Pigs of May
Dear Mister Churchill
Honest I Forgot The Car
The Open Secret Of Blithington Hall
Grandpa Reckless And The Flying Hupmobile.
All The Bananas In The World
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