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Reinhard Jud (writer)
Wolfgang Lehner (writer)
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25 March 1998 (USA) See more »
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This Austrian documentary leaves too much "confidential" See more (5 total) »

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James Ellroy ... Himself

Elizabeth Short ... Herself (archive footage)

Directed by
Reinhard Jud 
 
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(in alphabetical order)
Reinhard Jud  writer
Wolfgang Lehner  writer

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Markus Fischer .... producer
 
Original Music by
Sam Auinger 
Deedee Neidhart 
 
Cinematography by
Wolfgang Lehner 
 
Film Editing by
Karina Ressler 
 
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Andy Rhodes .... production manager
 
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Sam Auinger .... sound
 

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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
This Austrian documentary leaves too much "confidential", 15 February 2000
Author: Richard_Harland_Smith (richard@mhvf.net) from New York City

Reinhard Jud's portrait of James Ellroy was already five years old when it played the American art house circuit in 1998 - and looks in on Ellroy before his international recognition as the author of L.A. CONFIDENTIAL. Although Ellroy is a fascinating, beguiling character, Jud's documentary is too fannish and impressed with itself to really hit the mark. Ellroy is allowed to do his City of Angels spiel and poke fun at himself, but none of his more interesting allegations - such as that Los Angeles has become "uglier, darker and more violent in every conceivable way." Nothing we are shown supports this view - despite the fact that Jud's crew turns its camera on Los Angeles nightlife for as long as six interrupted minutes - although this is likely a bid to beef up the film's running time to feature length. JAMES ELLROY: DEMON DOG OF AMERICAN CRIME FICTION isn't a bad movie (Ellroy is part coroner, part carnival barker), but it's a crummy documentary.

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