Black Dahlia (2006)7K
Black Dahlia: Directed by Brian De Palma. With Josh Hartnett, Scarlett Johansson, Aaron Eckhart, Hilary Swank. Two policemen see their personal and professional lives fall apart in the wake of the “Black Dahlia” Elizabeth Short murder investigation.
“I was disappointed in this film mainly because I love James Elroyu0026#39;s books and found that this film did not do it justice. The characters in the film became stereotypes or cardboard 40u0026#39;s characters. Scarlett Johannsen looked like a young Lana Turner on tranquilizers………very little emotion, so much mumbling………….poor Hilary Swank was just too distracting in her black wig trying to be a 40u0026#39;s vamp ………..I guess we are not accustomed to seeing her that way and she evidently does not do well in sexy, seductive roles…………Josh Hartnett did pretty well………although the constant taking off of clothing of his different ladies seemed a bit tiresome……if I would have had this on video I would have fast forwarded the constant u0026quot;clothes removalu0026quot; scenes. James Ellroy also wrote LA Confidential and that was a masterpiece on film………but of course, the actors were Russell Crowe, Kevin Spacey, Danny Divito, and many very well seasoned actors with a far above average script. Sorry to say that this film is not academy award material as LA Confidential was…………….Ellroyu0026#39;s stories can be told on film with good writing, competent acting, good casting, good screenplay and continuity. This was not present in The Black Dahlia. Actually, the girl who played The Black Dahlia was the most sensitive and sympathetic and portrayed her character excellently.”