Tag Archives: L.A. Confidential

Close-up: Bud White in “LA Confidential”

[This is my entry in The House Next Door’s Close-Up Blog-a-Thon. It’s one of my favorite closeups. Some closeups illuminate the emotions of a scene. Some closeups make sure we are on one character’s side over another. Some closeups are … Continue reading

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The Books: “L.A. Confidential” (James Ellroy)

Daily Book Excerpt: Adult fiction: L.A. Confidential – by James Ellroy God, I love James Ellroy. I love everything about him. I love his books, I love his persona – and he is a great great interview. He’s honest to … Continue reading

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Speaking of William Holden’s Death Scene

(were we? Yes. We were.) … Here’s a post of 5 death scenes (on my new addiction – Matt Zoller Seitz’s blog) I found myself nodding in agreement at the inclusion of Sean Connery’s death in The Untouchables. I haven’t … Continue reading

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Favorite Fictional Characters

A revised list, from a post I did a while back. My favorite characters from fiction. I am limiting my choices to just novels – and leaving out such amazing characters as Hamlet, or Stanley Kowalski. Here is how I … Continue reading

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Movie Classics: A Look Into the Future

Here are the movies that I think will be considered “classics” 50 years from now. This is not based on my own wish-list – because if it were up to me, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind would be on … Continue reading

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Bud White in Close-Up

Russell Crowe has become such an enormous star in such a relatively short amount of time that it’s hard to remember what an impact he made – with his performance of Bud White in LA Confidential. This was not just … Continue reading

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