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JabarkusRussell
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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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GregMaddux
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Well did you see LA Confidential. Because it's fricking awesome.





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Tigris
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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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JabarkusRussell
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I hate Russell Crowe but Guy Pierce stole the show.





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Brosef Stalin
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Miller's Crossing





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dawgdayafternoon
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Chinatown
The Maltese Falcon
Who Framed Roger Rabbit?






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RollTide1987
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Loved LA Confidential. Guy Pearce was the man in that movie.





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thatguy1892
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Turn on TCM at anytime and you should be good.





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Fenwick86
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Touch of Evil





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Celery
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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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coolpapaboze
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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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RollTide1987
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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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Bench McElroy
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quote:

Any other films set in this period you'd recommend?



Chinatown




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yurintroubl
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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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Rooco
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I just saw LA Confidential last year on a whim. It is awesome!





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teke184
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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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BoardReader
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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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tadelatt
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quote:

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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Marciano1
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LA Confidential is a great, great movie





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America
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La Confidential= Overrated





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