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Posted by JabarkusRussell on 2/5 at 9:56 pm
After seeing Gangster Squad, I was interested in seeing more films set in this era. Great flick. Any other films set in this period you'd recommend?


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Posted by GregMaddux on 2/5 at 10:13 pm to JabarkusRussell
Well did you see LA Confidential. Because it's fricking awesome.


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Posted by Tigris on 2/5 at 10:14 pm to JabarkusRussell
LA Confidential is one of my favorites. From the same era - Chinatown is one of the most critically acclaimed movies ever made. I didn't care for it as much as the critics but it's still required viewing.


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Posted by JabarkusRussell on 2/5 at 10:15 pm to Tigris
I hate Russell Crowe but Guy Pierce stole the show.


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Posted by Brosef Stalin on 2/5 at 10:18 pm to JabarkusRussell
Miller's Crossing


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Posted by dawgdayafternoon on 2/5 at 10:19 pm to JabarkusRussell
Chinatown
The Maltese Falcon
Who Framed Roger Rabbit?



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Posted by RollTide1987 on 2/5 at 10:49 pm to JabarkusRussell
Loved LA Confidential. Guy Pearce was the man in that movie.


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Posted by thatguy1892 on 2/5 at 11:21 pm to JabarkusRussell
Turn on TCM at anytime and you should be good.


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Posted by Fenwick86 on 2/6 at 1:51 am to JabarkusRussell
Touch of Evil


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Posted by Celery on 2/6 at 1:59 am to JabarkusRussell
The Black Dalhia is a so, so film. But it may be the best out there in terms of giving a solid
representation of old time LA. Really goes out of its way to capture the era. Devil in a Blue Dress ain't too bad either.



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Posted by coolpapaboze on 2/6 at 6:17 am to Celery
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The Black Dalhia is a god awful abortion of a film.
Seriously, if you want to see the extremes of adaptations of James Elroy novels, watch LA Confidential, then watch the Black Dhalia. Both were great books, Curtis Hanson knocked LA Confidential out of the park, and Brian DePalma should have his Directors Guild card taken away for the shite show that is Black Dhalia.



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Posted by RollTide1987 on 2/6 at 6:22 am to coolpapaboze
The Black Dahlia fell apart with the cast. Josh Hartnett was just not a good leading man and Hilary Swank delivered probably the worst performance of her career. Plus…Scarlett Johansson was meh. The only saving grace of the main actors was Aaron Eckhart.


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Posted by Bench McElroy on 2/6 at 6:55 am to JabarkusRussell
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Any other films set in this period you'd recommend?



Chinatown



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Posted by yurintroubl on 2/6 at 7:47 am to JabarkusRussell
It's too bad a version of Mulholland Drive couldn't be thrown in the way-back machine. That would be pretty cool IMO.


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Posted by Rooco on 2/6 at 9:15 am to JabarkusRussell
I just saw LA Confidential last year on a whim. It is awesome!


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Posted by teke184 on 2/6 at 9:44 am to JabarkusRussell
Besides the obvious ones like Chinatown, LA Confidential, etc., I'd also suggest Mulholland Falls.


It is another "hat squad" movie in LA from the 50s and has the added bonus of Jennifer Connelly being topless within the first 2 minutes.



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Posted by BoardReader on 2/6 at 12:25 pm to teke184
As mentioned, watch Chinatown, then The Two Jakes. Mullholland Falls, and if you have to, The Black Dahlia, though there are a bunch of better noir choices.


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Posted by tadelatt on 2/6 at 12:33 pm to GregMaddux
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Well did you see LA Confidential. Because it's fricking awesome.


THIS +100000

Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
Chinatown
Boardwalk Empire - TV



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Posted by Marciano1 on 2/6 at 1:16 pm to tadelatt
LA Confidential is a great, great movie


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Posted by America on 2/6 at 2:39 pm to JabarkusRussell
La Confidential= Overrated


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