Destination England, where Garnett recognises him and details Jimmy to tail him. He meets Miss Kelly a teacher Jane Hyltonand Jimmy overhears plans for a robbery, the prize, a million! He joins the gang. In a Rolls, they drive to the airport dressed as pilots and board a Pan Am plane.
Confidential and was drawn to its characters, not the plot. When he heard that Warner Bros. Confidential inhe lobbied to script the film. When he finally did get a meeting, it was canceled two days before it was to occur. Brian and Curtis took a work of fiction that had eight plotlines, reduced those to three, and retained the dramatic force of three men working out their destiny.
Nathanson loved it, but they had to get the approval from the owner of New Regency, Arnon Milchan. Hanson prepared a presentation that consisted of 15 vintage postcards and pictures of L.
The pictures consisted of orange groves, beaches, tract homes in the San Fernando Valleyand the opening of the Hollywood Freeway to symbolize the image of prosperity sold to the public.
He also had photographs of jazz musicians Zoot SimsGerry Mulliganand Chet Baker to represent the popular music people of the time. Casting[ edit ] Hanson had seen Russell Crowe in Romper Stomper and found him "repulsive and scary, but captivating".
Pearce did not like Ed when he first read the screenplay and remarked, "I was pretty quick to judge him and dislike him for being so self-righteous But I liked how honest he became about himself.
I knew I could grow to respect and understand him. Besides their national origins, both Crowe and Pearce were relative unknowns in North America, and Milchan was equally worried about the lack of film stars in the lead roles.
Hanson cast Crowe and Pearce because he wanted to "replicate my experience of the book. Hanson felt that the character of Jack Vincennes was "a movie star among cops", and thought of Spacey, with his "movie-star charisma," casting him specifically against type.
Confidential was shot on location in the Los Angeles area.The Hollywood Reporter is your source for breaking news about Hollywood and entertainment, including movies, TV, reviews and industry blogs. In , five films were up for the category of best picture - of those "LA Confidential" was a contender.
It was an up and down year for the Academy, having the highest grossing picture on the ticket doesn't really allow room for small independent features to see the light of day.
LA CONFIDENTIAL, Movie Reviews. Directed by Curtis Hanson Starring: Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, Kevin Spacey, James Cromwell, Danny DeVito, Kim Basinger Review by Brent Randall.
SYNOPSIS: The corruption existing within Los Angeles police force of the s is exposed in this crime thriller. Dime store detective stories have inspired more great movies than Dostoevsky ever will, but local-boy-made-bad James Ellroy always seemed too tough a proposition for Hollywood to take on.
Hanson's adaptation of Ellroy's most complex novel is a towering achievement, probably the finest mystery thriller since Chinatown. Adapting the story from James Ellroy's novel, director Curtis Hanson deftly captures the glamour and sleaze of post-war Los Angeles, where hookers look like movie stars and movie stars are mistaken for hookers, as an antagonistic trio of police detectives discovers how deeply ingrained the city's corruption has become.9/ L.A.
Confidential, Directed by Curtis Hanson.
Starring Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, James Cromwell, David Strathairn, Kim Basinger, and Danny DeVito. SYNOPSIS: L.A.