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Writers (WGA):
Josh Friedman (screenplay)
James Ellroy (novel)
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Release Date:
15 September 2006 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Inspired by the most notorious unsolved murder in California history.
Plot:
Two policemen see their personal and professional lives fall apart in the wake of the "Black Dahlia" murder investigation. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for Oscar. Another 2 wins & 7 nominations See more »
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Disjointed murder in the first degree See more (634 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Josh Hartnett ... Dwight 'Bucky' Bleichert

Scarlett Johansson ... Kay Lake

Aaron Eckhart ... Lee Blanchard

Hilary Swank ... Madeleine Linscott

Mia Kirshner ... Elizabeth Short

Mike Starr ... Det. Russ Millard

Fiona Shaw ... Ramona Linscott

Patrick Fischler ... Deputy DA Ellis Loew

James Otis ... Dolph Bleichert

John Kavanagh ... Emmett Linscott

Troy Evans ... Chief Ted Green

Anthony Russell ... Morrie Friedman

Pepe Serna ... Tomas Dos Santos

Angus MacInnes ... Capt. John Tierney (as Angus MacInnis)

Rachel Miner ... Martha Linscott

Victor McGuire ... Sgt. Bill Koenig

Gregg Henry ... Pete Lukins

Jemima Rooper ... Lorna Mertz

Rose McGowan ... Sheryl Saddon
Luis Daniel Ponce ... Mp (as Dan Ponce)

Graham Norris ... Cop

Mike O'Connell ... Shore Patrol

Michael P. Flannigan ... Desk Officer (as Michael Flannigan)
John Solari ... Baxter Fitch
Stephanie L. Moore ... Baxter Fitch's Girlfriend

Noel Arthur ... Gunman #1
Todd Thomas ... Gunman #2

Steve Eastin ... Detective

Ian McNeice ... Coroner

Claudia Katz ... Frolic Bartender
Mia Frye ... Laverne Bartender

Richard Brake ... Bobby DeWitt

William Finley ... George Tilden (as Bill Finley)
Joost Scholte ... Madeleine's GI

Fatso-Fasano ... Dealer (as Fatso Fasano)
Teo ... Friedman's Tough Guy #1
Kiril Efremov ... Friedman's Tough Guy #2 (as Kiril Eframov)
Petar Milchev ... Perp
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Désirée Cyganek ... Lesbian Bar Dancer (uncredited)

Brian De Palma ... Elizabeth's Screen Test Director (voice) (uncredited)

Kevin Dunn ... Elizabeth Short's Father (uncredited)

Paul Grace ... Motorcycle Police Officer (uncredited)

k.d. lang ... Lesbian Bar Singer (uncredited)

David Raibon ... Black Man (uncredited)
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Directed by
Brian De Palma 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Josh Friedman (screenplay)

James Ellroy (novel)

Produced by
Rudy Cohen .... producer
Boaz Davidson .... executive producer
Rolf Deyhle .... executive producer
Moshe Diamant .... producer
Danny Dimbort .... executive producer
Michael P. Flannigan .... line producer
Samuel Hadida .... co-executive producer
Victor Hadida .... co-executive producer
James B. Harris .... executive producer
Manfred D. Heid .... co-executive producer (as Manfred Heid)
Henrik Huydts .... executive producer
Jochen Kamlah .... co-executive producer
John J. Kelly .... line producer: USA
Jordan Kessler .... associate producer
Gerd Koechlin .... co-executive producer
Josef Lautenschlager .... executive producer
Avi Lerner .... producer
Art Linson .... producer
Dave Rosenbaum .... production executive
Trevor Short .... executive producer
Andreas Thiesmeyer .... executive producer
John Thompson .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Mark Isham 
 
Cinematography by
Vilmos Zsigmond 
 
Film Editing by
Bill Pankow 
 
Casting by
Lucy Boulting 
Johanna Ray 
Teresa Razzauti 
 
Production Design by
Dante Ferretti 
 
Art Direction by
Christopher Tandon 
 
Set Decoration by
Elli Griff 
 
Costume Design by
Jenny Beavan 
 
Makeup Department
Terry Baliel .... assistant hair stylist: Los Angeles
Rosica Canovska .... key hair stylist: Bulgaria
Bonnie Clevering .... hair stylist: Ms. Swank, Bulgaria
Bonnie Clevering .... hair stylist: Ms. Swank, Los Angeles
Katalin Elek .... assistant makeup artist: Los Angeles
Zoltan Elek .... key makeup artist: Bulgaria
Ed French .... special effects makeup artist: Bulgaria (as Ed Franch)
Elisabeth Fry .... hair stylist: Mr. Eckhart, Bulgaria
Elisabeth Fry .... hair stylist: Mr. Eckhart, Los Angeles
Elisabeth Fry .... makeup artist: Mr. Eckhart, Bulgaria
Elisabeth Fry .... makeup artist: Mr. Eckhart, Los Angeles
Rick Glassman .... dental special effects: Mr. Harnett (as Dr. Rick Glassman)
Sofi Hvarleva .... makeup artist: Bulgaria (as Sofi Hvurleva)
Ivon Ivanova .... makeup artist: Bulgaria
Violeta Lazarova .... makeup artist: Bulgaria
Barbara Olvera .... hair stylist: Ms. Johansson, Bulgaria
Barbara Olvera .... hair stylist: Ms. Johansson, Los Angeles
Carol Pershing .... key hair stylist: Los Angeles
Margarita Pidgeon .... assistant hair stylist: L.A. unit
Atanaska Popova .... makeup artist: Bulgaria
Luigi Rocchetti .... special makeup effects artist
Morag Ross .... makeup artist: Ms. Swank, Bulgaria
Morag Ross .... makeup artist: Ms. Swank, Los Angeles
Vittorio Sodano .... hair stylist
Dimitrina Stoyanova .... makeup artist: Bulgaria (as Didi Stoyanova)
Heba Thorisdottir .... makeup artist: Ms. Johansson, Bulgaria
Heba Thorisdottir .... makeup artist: Ms. Johansson, Los Angeles
 
Production Management
Scott E. Chester .... production supervisor: Los Angeles (as Scott Chester)
Elie Cohn .... unit production manager
John J. Kelly .... unit production manager
Sarah Parker .... post-production supervisor
Iliya Sotirov .... unit production manager: Bulgaria
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Anne Berger .... second assistant director (as Anne M. Berger)
Max Berryhill .... additional second assistant director (as Maria C. Berryhill)
Kiril Dimitrov .... assistant director: set
Lucy Egerton .... second second assistant director: Bulgaria (as Lucinda Egerton)
Mark Egerton .... first assistant director: Bulgaria
Mark Egerton .... first assistant director: Los Angeles
Petya Evtimova .... second assistant director: Bulgaria
Peter Mechkoff .... first assistant director: Bulgaria (as Petar Mechkov)
Marc Newland .... second second assistant director
Kalina Krasteva .... trainee assistant director: Bulgaria (uncredited)
Nanyo Minchev .... third assistant director: Bulgaria (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Ruben Abarca .... swing: Los Angeles
Katie Abiad .... art department
Tim Ackers .... stand-by painter: Los Angeles (as Timothy D. Ackers)
Miroslav Angelov .... construction: Bulgaria
Petko Angelov .... set dresser: Bulgaria
Gianni Angler .... construction manager: Bulgaria (as Giovanni Angler)
Marian Asande .... greens: Bulgaria
Peter Atanasov .... construction: Bulgaria
Luba Atanasova .... artist: Bulgaria
Grigor Bankov .... construction: Bulgaria
Chris Barnes .... lead painter: Los Angeles
Pier Luigi Basile .... art director: Bulgaria
Brian Berkel .... general foreman: Los Angeles
Victor Bikarski .... construction: Bulgaria (as Viktor Bikarsky)
Bogomil Blagoev .... sculptor: Bulgaria
Bogdan Bogdanov .... carpenter
Miglena Bogdanova .... artist: Bulgaria
Simeon Bonev .... set dresser: Bulgaria (as Simeon Boev)
Kes Bonnet .... assistant art director
Ivan Borushev .... set dresser: Bulgaria
Stoyan Boyadjiev .... upholsterer: Bulgaria (as Stoyan Boyadzhiev)
Asen Bozilov .... sculptor: Bulgaria
Simone Braguglia .... art department assistant
Jesse Brown .... foreman propmaker: Los Angeles (as Jesse J. Brown)
Dirk Buchmann .... property master: Bulgaria
Dirk Buchmann .... property master: Los Angeles
David T. Cannon .... construction coordinator: Los Angeles
Jamie Castalando .... on-set greens: Los Angeles
Alessandro Cedoloni .... sculptor: Bulgaria
Angel Chaushev .... construction: Bulgaria
Angela Cimarusti .... painter gang boss: Los Angeles
Giulia Chiara Crugnola .... draftperson: Bulgaria (as Chiara Crugnola)
Emanuil Deyanov .... laborer: Bulgaria (as Emaniul Deyanov)
Vittorio di Perzio .... artist: Bulgaria
Nikolai Dikov .... set dresser: Bulgaria (as Niki Dikov)
Georgi Dimitrov .... sculptor: Bulgaria
Pavel Dimitrov .... construction buyer: Bulgaria
Dimo Dimov .... set dresser: Bulgaria
Kiril Dimov .... construction: Bulgaria
Lachezar Dobrev .... laborer: Bulgaria (as Luchezar Dobrev)
Svetozar Doichev .... sculptor: Bulgaria
Maria Doicheva .... artist: Bulgaria
Michael S. Duncan .... art production assistant: Los Angeles
Bojidar Evtov .... construction: Bulgaria (as Bogidar Eftov)
Roberta Federico .... draftperson: Bulgaria (as Roberta Frederica)
Evgeni Genchev .... sculptor: Bulgaria
Ivalo Georgiev Ivanov .... set dresser: Bulgaria
Alexander Georgiev .... laborer: Bulgaria
Boyan Georgiev .... sculptor: Bulgaria
Zamen Georgiev .... sculptor: Bulgaria
Ventsislav Gergov .... construction: Bulgaria (as Gergov Vencislav)
Petar Gochev .... sculptor: Bulgaria
Borislav Golev .... construction: Bulgaria
Jorn Goller .... greens gang boss: Bulgaria
Elli Griff .... set decorator: Bulgaria (as Eli Griff)
Vasil Grigorov .... construction: Bulgaria
Anna Hadzhieva .... art department coordinator: Bulgaria
Irina Hadzhieva .... art department coordinator: Bulgaria (as Irra Clarckson)
Elizabeth Hart .... painter: Los Angeles
Roger Holden .... head of greenery: Bulgaria
Plamen Hristov .... set dresser: Bulgaria
Veselin Hristov .... artist: Bulgaria
Ani Hristova .... sculptor: Bulgaria
Todor Ignatov .... artist: Bulgaria
Georgi Iliev .... construction: Bulgaria
Peter Iliev .... sculptor: Bulgaria (as Petar Iliev)
Sashko Iliev .... art department buyer: Bulgaria (as Sacho Iliev)
Daniel Ilioaia .... greens: Bulgaria
Todor Ilkov .... construction: Bulgaria
Ivo Ivanov .... set dresser: Bulgaria (as Ivo K. Ivanov)
Martin Ivanov .... set dresser: Bulgaria
Pavel Ivanov .... sculptor: Bulgaria
Petko Ivanov .... construction buyer: Bulgaria
Simeon Ivanov .... sculptor: Bulgaria
Stoyan Ivanov .... greens: Bulgaria
Vasil Ivanov .... set dresser: Bulgaria
Bob Johnson .... assistant property master: Los Angeles
Raiko Kamenski .... construction: Bulgaria (as Rayko Kamensky)
Alexei Karagyaur .... graphic designer: Bulgaria (as Alexey Karagyaur)
Nikolai Katerinov .... sculptor: Bulgaria
Richie Kawamoto .... set decoration coordinator
Georgi Kirajhski .... greens: Bulgaria
Hristo Kirilov .... artist: Bulgaria
Lenko Kirov .... artist: Bulgaria
Mihail Kitanov .... set dresser: Bulgaria (as Mihal Katinov)
Yanko Kitov .... laborer: Bulgaria
Georgi Kodzhabashiyski .... artist: Bulgaria
Vasil Konakchiev .... sculptor: Bulgaria
Tanko Koprinkov .... sculptor: Bulgaria
Nedelcho Kostadinov .... sculptor: Bulgaria
Ventsislav Kostov .... laborer: Bulgaria
Alexander Kotsev .... art department buyer: Bulgaria (as Alexandro Kotzev)
Jasen Kovachev .... set dresser
Todor Lambov .... sculptor: Bulgaria (as Todor Lamboy)
Venzislav Lilov .... set dresser buyer: Bulgaria (as Ventsislav Lilov)
Kim Lincoln .... graphic designer: Los Angeles
Dan Lora .... construction medic: Los Angeles
Petar Lozanov .... construction: Bulgaria
Petar Lozanov .... set dresser: Bulgaria
Bruce L. Luizzi .... shopper: Los Angeles (as Bruce Luizzi)
Vencislav Lukanov .... upholsterer: Bulgaria (as Ventsislav Lukanov)
Buddy MacKett .... construction manager: Bulgaria
Daniel Mango .... greens: Bulgaria
Georgi Markov .... construction: Bulgaria
Cynthia Martinez .... greens: Los Angeles
Nedko Mavrikov .... laborer: Bulgaria
William S. Maxwell III .... leadman: Los Angeles (as Bill Maxwell)
John McElroy .... on-set dresser: Los Angeles
Lubomir Milanov .... sculptor: Bulgaria
Melody Miller .... property master: Los Angeles
Metodi Mitev .... laborer: Bulgaria
Mitio Mitev .... assistant construction manager: Bulgaria
Valentin Mitev .... set dresser: Bulgaria
Krasimir Mitov .... sculptor: Bulgaria
Desislava Mitova .... sculptor: Bulgaria
Rosen Mladenov .... greens: Bulgaria
Valentina Mladenova .... leadman: Bulgaria (as Valya Mladenova)
Racho Mliakov .... sculptor: Bulgaria
Daniel Moga .... greens: Bulgaria
Joanie Montoya .... propmaker: Los Angeles (as Jose Montoya)
Carlton Moss .... laborer: Los Angeles unit
Kolio Nachev .... artist: Bulgaria
Kostadin Nenov .... sculptor: Bulgaria
Ivanka Nenova .... sculptor: Bulgaria
Daniel Nikodimov .... construction: Bulgaria
Valeri Nikodimov .... construction: Bulgaria
Vasil Nikodimov .... sculptor: Bulgaria
Nikolai Nikolaev Markov .... construction: Bulgaria
Petar Nikolov Todorov .... greens: Bulgaria
Kalin Nikolov .... assistant head of greenery: Bulgaria
Mladen Nikolov .... set dresser: Bulgaria
Veselin Nikolov .... construction: Bulgaria
Stanoi Ninov .... sculptor: Bulgaria
Aimee O'Shea .... property assistant: pre-production, Los Angeles
Ognyan Ognyanov .... sculptor: Bulgaria (as Ognian Ognianov)
Jeff Ostray .... stand-by carpenter: Los Angeles
Mark Palmer .... set dresser: Los Angeles
Krassimir Pashkulev .... set dresser buyer: Bulgaria (as Krasimir Pashkulev)
Pavlin Pavlov .... construction: Bulgaria
Dimiter Petkov .... artist: Bulgaria (as Dimitar Petkov)
Ivan Petkov .... construction: Bulgaria
Vladimir Petkov .... carpenter
Pietro Petri .... assistant construction manager: Bulgaria
Antonio Petrov .... greens: Bulgaria
Krasimir Petrov .... construction: Bulgaria
Joe Pfaltzgraf .... set dresser: Los Angeles
Sara Philpott .... art department coordinator: Los Angeles
Ventsislav Popov .... sculptor: Bulgaria
Vlado Popov .... artist: Bulgaria
Yanko Popov .... construction: Bulgaria
Detelin Rachev .... sculptor: Bulgaria
Peter Rakovski .... stand-by props: Bulgaria (as Pepi Rakovski)
Mike Ramirez .... stand-by carpenter: Los Angeles unit
Daniel Ross .... art director: Los Angeles (as Dan Ross)
Nina Ruseva .... shopper: Bulgaria
Phillip Ruvalcaba .... labor foreman: Los Angeles
Greg Sanchez .... laborer: Los Angeles
Alessandro Santucci .... draftperson: Bulgaria (as Alexandro Santucci)
Bilyana Sapareva .... assistant props: Bulgaria (as Biliana Sapareva)
Maksim Savchev .... greens: Bulgaria
Stamen Savov .... construction: Bulgaria
Sonya Savova .... draftperson: Bulgaria
David Schoenbrun .... assistant props: Los Angeles
Daniel Scurtescu .... greens: Bulgaria
David Scurtescu .... greens gang boss: Bulgaria
Luigi Sergianni .... construction manager: Bulgaria
Metodi Sharkov .... set dresser: Bulgaria
Emil Shmidt .... signs: Bulgaria (as Emil Schmidt)
Rick Simpson .... supervising set decorator
Lyubomir Sirakov .... construction: Bulgaria (as Lubomir Sirakov)
Eleonora Slavkova .... artist: Bulgaria
Dora Somova .... stand-by props: Bulgaria
Nikolai Spasov .... sculptor: Bulgaria
Kalin Stefanov .... set dresser: Bulgaria
Rosen Stefanov .... set dresser: Bulgaria
Danail Stoianov .... artist: Bulgaria
Stefan Stoikov .... greens: Bulgaria
Dimitar Stoilov .... construction: Bulgaria
Kristian Stoyanov .... set dresser
Yordan Stoyanov .... sculptor: Bulgaria
Yuri Stoyanov .... set dresser: Bulgaria
Strahil Strahilov .... construction: Bulgaria
Hristo Taskov .... greens: Bulgaria
Stefan Tassev .... construction: Bulgaria (as Stefan Tasev)
Nadejda Tatarinova .... artist: Bulgaria (as Nadya Tatarinova)
Benton E. Tedlie .... gang boss: Los Angeles (as Benton Earl Tedlie)
Karen Teneyck .... assistant art director
Karen Teneyck .... graphic designer: Bulgaria
Kiril Teov .... construction: Bulgaria
Ivano Todeschi .... artist: Bulgaria
Slav Todorov .... construction: Bulgaria
Tihomir Todorov .... greens: Bulgaria
Teodor Tomov .... construction: Bulgaria
Arta Tozzi .... art department assistant
Rumen Trankolov .... construction: Bulgaria
Zivko Trendafilov .... artist: Bulgaria
Stoyan Tsakov .... upholsterer: Bulgaria
Todor Tunov .... carpenter
Krasimir Vayov .... construction: Bulgaria (as Krasimir Vajov)
Vladimir Vayov .... construction: Bulgaria (as Vladimir Vajov)
Pedro Vides .... propmaker: Los Angeles
Richard Blake Wester .... set dresser
Ray Yamagata .... assistant art director
Ray Yamagata .... assistant art director: Los Angeles
Miroslav Yankov Enev .... greens: Bulgaria
Ivan Yankov Kirov .... upholsterer: Bulgaria
Valeri Yankov .... set dresser: Bulgaria
Yonko Yonchev .... greens: Bulgaria
Dimitar Yonov .... sculptor: Bulgaria
Svetoslav Yonov .... laborer: Bulgaria
Evgeni Yordanov .... set dresser: Bulgaria
Plamen Yosifov .... sculptor: Bulgaria
Nikolai Yotov .... sculptor: Bulgaria
Bobe Yovkov .... store supervisor: Bulgaria
Borislav Belberov .... stand-by props: Bulgaria (uncredited)
Irena Nikolich .... painter (uncredited)
Chris Samp .... set painter: Los Angeles (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Steve Baine .... foley artist
Todd Beckett .... sound re-recording mixer
Ethan Beigel .... adr mixer
Derek Lee Bell .... first assistant sound editor
Carlie Bergman .... adr recordist
Scott Cannizzaro .... narration recordist
Samuel Cohen .... boom operator
Lee de Lang .... sound effects editor (as Lee Delang)
Keith Elliott .... sound re-recording mixer
Paula Fairfield .... sound designer
Paula Fairfield .... supervising sound editor
Jamie Gould .... sound re-recording assistant
Gina Gyles .... foley assistant
Randall L. Johnson .... boom operator: Los Angeles
Kiril Kaloyanov .... cable person
Jeffrey P. Kloth .... sound transfer
Lisa J. Levine .... adr editor
Ross Levy .... utility sound technician: Los Angeles
Jamie Lucas .... sound re-recording assistant
Valery Metodiev .... boom operator assistant
Jean-Paul Mugel .... sound mixer: Los Angeles
Carla Murray .... sound effects designer
Carla Murray .... sound effects editor
Douglas Murray .... adr mixer
Tyler Parkinson .... pre-record engineer
Peter Persaud .... foley recordist
Jill Purdy .... supervising dialogue & adr editor
Trent Richmond .... sound assistant
Nathan Robitaille .... sound effects editor
Steve Schatz .... adr mixer
Douglas Shamburger .... utility sound technician: Los Angeles
Paul P. Soucek .... supervising sound editor: temp
Greg Steele .... adr mixer
Ted Swanscott .... adr mixer
Marilee Yorston .... foley assistant
Greg Zimmerman .... adr recordist
Mark Zsifkovits .... sound re-recording mixer
Eric Rolnick .... adr mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Dobril Kinov Andreev .... special effects: Bulgaria
Willie Botha .... special effects supervisor: Bulgaria
Orlin Budinov .... special effects: Bulgaria (as Orlin Irchev Budinov)
John P. Cazin .... special effects foreman: Los Angeles (as John Cazin)
Michael Clifford .... pyrotechnic supervisor
Pavel Dimitrov .... special effects buyer: Bulgaria (as Pavel Kirilov Dimitrov)
Stoycho Dimitrov .... special effects crew (as Stoycho Tinkov Dimitrov)
Ekaterina Dineva .... special effects assistant: Bulgaria
Letitsiya Dineva .... special effects: Bulgaria (as Leticia Nikolova Dineva)
Kolio Guneshki .... special effects: Bulgaria (as Kolio Todorov Guneshki)
Kevin Hannigan .... special effects coordinator: USA
Ludmil Ivanov .... special effects: Bulgaria (as Ludomil Tsvetan Ivanov)
Ivo Jivkov .... special effects crew (as Ivo Emilov Zhirkov)
Georgi Karadjov .... special effects: Bulgaria (as Georgi Rumenov Karadjov)
Flamen Getsgiev Kirchev .... special effects: Bulgaria
Peter Kolev .... special effects: Bulgaria (as Petar Ivanov Kolev)
Anatoli Malev .... special effects: Bulgaria (as Anatoli Vasilev Malev)
Vasili Malev .... special effects: Bulgaria (as Vasili Anatoliy Malev)
Ventsislav Todorov Malinov .... special effects: Bulgaria
Emannil Vasilev Manslov .... special effects: Bulgaria
Doncho Ivanov Maredanski .... special effects: Bulgaria
Ludomil Veselinov Nikolov .... special effects: Bulgaria
Simeon Nikolov .... special effects: Bulgaria (as Simeon Ivanov Nikolov)
Atanas Peikov .... special effects: Bulgaria (as Atanas Stgimenov Peikov)
Lyubomir Petrov .... special effects: Bulgaria (as Lubomir Petrov)
Adelina Ilieva Rakovska .... special effects: Bulgaria
Petar Georgiev Ralev .... special effects: Bulgaria
Marten Ruskov .... special effects crew (as Marten Georgiev Ruskov)
Rumen Fernelkov Sabev .... special effects: Bulgaria
Anthony Simonaitis .... special effects coordinator: Los Angeles
Vittorio Sodano .... special effects makeup
Alexander Stoyanov .... special effects: Bulgaria (as Alexander Dimetrov Stoyanov)
Ivan Tanev Stoyanov .... special effects: Bulgaria
Nikola Dimitrov Sugerov .... special effects: Bulgaria
Damyan Tzankov .... special effects: Bulgaria (as Damyoun Tsankov)
Tzvetan Vasilev .... special effects: Bulgaria (as Tsvetan Stefanov Vasilev)
Velislav Velev .... pyrotechnician
Anton Dafinov Vrolazhiev .... special effects: Bulgaria
 
Visual Effects by
Akemi Abe .... visual effects artist
Mandy Arnold .... digital artist
Ryan Beadle .... digital I/O
Steve Caldwell .... digital compositor
Samuel M. Dabbs .... dustbuster
Dennis Dorney .... digital lineup
Mark Dornfeld .... visual effects supervisor
Michele Ferrone .... visual effects producer
R.J. Harbour .... digital compositor
Shaina Holmes .... digital compositor
Shaina Holmes .... digital coordinator
Nicholas Kim .... digital compositor
Jeremy Lang .... head of information technology: Custom Film Effects
Lori C. Miller .... digital art supervisor (as Lori Miller)
Lillani E. Moran .... visual effects coordinator
L. Elizabeth Powers .... digital art supervisor (as Laurie Powers)
Mark Sawicki .... digital colorist
Mark Sawicki .... digital compositor
Mai Suzuki .... digital restoration artist
Amani Williams .... digital compositor
Linda Williams .... digital intermediate editor
Diane Wright .... digital asset manager: Laser Pacific
Diane Wright .... producer: end credit animation, Steve Wright Digital FX
Steve Wright .... titles: Steve Wright Digital FX
 
Stunts
Boyan Anev .... stunts
Asen Asenov .... stunts
Sonya Atanasova .... stunt performer
Georgi Dimitrov .... stunts
Ivailo Dimitrov .... stunts
Dimiter Doichinov .... stunts (as Dimitar Doychinov)
Genadiy Ganchev .... stunts (as Genadii Ganchev)
Dian Hristov .... stunts
Gary Hymes .... stunt coordinator
Radoslav Ignatov .... stunts
Borislav Iliev .... stunt double: Lee Blanchard
Borislav Iliev .... stunts
Ivan Iliev .... stunt performer
Danko Jordanov .... stunts (as Denko Yordanov)
George Karlukovski .... stunt double: Bucky Bleichert (as Georgi Karlukovski)
Ivo Kehayov .... stunts (as Ivo Kehaiov)
Kalin Kerin .... stunt double: George Tilden
Kalin Kerin .... stunts
Amir Khalighi .... stunt coordinator
Petar Kirilov .... stunts
David Listvan .... stunt rigger
Georgi Manchev .... stunts
Krassimir Manov .... stunts (as Krasimir Peshov)
Stilyan Mavrov .... stunts (as Stilian Mavrov)
Trayan Milenov-Troy .... stunts (as Trayan Milenov)
Radoslav Parvanov .... stunts
Irina Pavlova .... stunts
Velizar Peev .... stunts
Rumen Petrov .... stunts
Elitsa Razheva .... stunts
Paul Anthony Scott .... stunt double: Aaron Eckhart
Krasimir Simeonov .... stunts
Svilen Skerlev .... stunts
Slavi Slavov .... stunt performer
Stanimir Stamatov .... stunts (as Staminir Stamatov)
Georgi Stanislavov .... stunts
Vencislav Stojanov .... stunts (as Ventzislav Stoyanov)
Leo Stransky .... stunt rigger (as Leos Stransky)
Vesselin Todorov .... utility stunts
Teodor Tsolov .... stunts (as Teodor Tzolov)
Emil Videv .... stunts
Kaloian Vodenicharov .... stunt coordinator: BG
Yordan Zahariev .... key stunt rigger (as Jordan Zahariev-Dragon)
Yordan Zahariev .... stunts (as Jordan Zahariev)
Dian Hristov .... utility stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Hristo Aleksandrov .... assistant camera: Bulgaria
Ivan Aleksandrov .... grip: Bulgaria
Curtis A. Andrews Jr. .... lamp operator: Los Angeles (as Curtis Andrews)
Mihail Apostolov .... grip: Bulgaria
Kirk Bloom .... second assistant camera: "a" camera, Los Angeles
Miroslav Borisov .... grip: Bulgaria
Brad Boyer .... grip: Los Angeles
Erik L. Brown .... first assistant camera: "a" camera and Steadicam, Los Angeles
Alexander Bscheidl .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Fiodr Canovsky .... rigging crew: Bulgaria (as Fiodor Canovski)
Ross W. Clarkson .... camera operator: "b" camera, Bulgaria (as Ross Clarckson)
Dick Deats .... key grip: Los Angeles (as Dicky Deats)
Jerry C. Deats .... key rigging grip: Los Angeles (as Jerry Deats)
Shannon Deats .... grip: Los Angeles
Sean Devine .... dolly grip: "a" camera, Los Angeles
Spiro Dichev .... grip: Bulgaria
Tulio Duenas .... film loader: Los Angeles
Hristo Elandjiev .... electrician: Bulgaria (as Hristo Elangiev)
Filip Filipov .... grip: Bulgaria
John Garrett .... film loader: Los Angeles
Antonio V. Garrido .... crane technician: Los Angeles (as Tony Garrido)
Stoyan Georgiev .... grip: Bulgaria (as Stoyan H. Georgiev)
Nimi Getter .... gaffer: Bulgaria
Barry Gross .... lamp operator: Los Angeles
Michael Guthrie .... grip: Los Angeles (as Mike Guthrie)
Lyubomir Hristoskov .... best boy grip: Bulgaria (as Lubo Hristoskov)
Rumen Idakiev .... electrician: Bulgaria
Krasi Iliev .... rigging crew: Bulgaria (as Krasimir Iliev)
Ivailo Ivanov .... second assistant camera: "b" camera (as Ivalo Ivanov)
Robert Jason .... gaffer: Los Angeles (as Bob Jason)
Frank R. Jimenez Jr. .... lamp operator: Los Angeles (as Frankie Jimenez)
Jeffrey A. Johnson .... best boy grip: Los Angeles (as Jeffrey 'J.J.' Johnson)
Rolf Konow .... still photographer: Bulgaria (as Rolph Konow)
Ivailo Kostov .... electrician: Bulgaria
Todor Kostov .... electrician: Bulgaria
Tsvetan Kostov .... grip
Jordan Lapsansky .... best boy electric: Los Angeles
Jason Leeds .... lamp operator: Los Angeles
Gabriel J. Lewis .... electrician: Los Angeles
Manol Manolov .... grip: Bulgaria
Larry McConkey .... camera operator: Los Angeles
George Mihailov .... best boy electric: Bulgaria (as Georgi Mihailov)
Nikolai Mihailov .... electrician: Bulgaria (as Niki Mihailov)
Neven Mihailova .... camera operator: "c" camera: Bulgaria
Merrick Morton .... still photographer: Los Angeles
Gaylen Nebeker .... video assistant: Los Angeles (as Gaylen H. Nebeker)
Georgi Petkov .... grip: Bulgaria
Radoslav Petkov .... video assistant: Bulgaria
Pavel Proisl .... dolly grip: Bulgaria
Daniel R. Purinton .... rigging best boy electric: Los Angeles (as Dan Purington)
Patrick G. Ralston .... lamp operator: Los Angeles (as Pat Ralston)
Robin Roberts .... dolly grip: "b" camera, Los Angeles
Rod Robertson .... lamp operator: Los Angeles
Shimon Sabach .... key grip: Bulgaria (as Shimon Sabbah)
Paul Santoni .... second assistant camera: "b" camera, Los Angeles
Ron Santoyo .... grip: Los Angeles
Frank Scheidbach .... rigging gaffer: Los Angeles
Jaromir Sedina .... Steadicam operator: Bulgaria
Jaromir Sedina .... camera operator: "a" camera, Bulgaria
Plamen Soklev .... electrician: Bulgaria
Venelin Stepanov .... grip: Bulgaria
Miroslav Stoilov .... first assistant camera: "c" camera
Alexandre Szabo-Fresnais .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Joseph D. Urbanczyk .... camera operator: "a" camera, Los Angeles (as Joseph Urbanczyk)
Art Villasenor .... technocrane technician
Stefan Vladimirov .... grip: Bulgaria
Scott Watkins .... best boy rigging grip: Los Angeles
Michael D. Weldon .... first assistant camera: "b" camera, Los Angeles (as Mike Weldon)
Teodor Yordanov .... electrician: Bulgaria
Yavor Zahariev .... rigging crew: Bulgaria
Borislav Zlatinov .... loader: Bulgaria (as Borislav Zlatanov)
 
Casting Department
Jennifer Bender .... extras casting: additional photography
Chad Darnell .... extras casting: Los Angeles
Nikolay Georgiev .... casting assistant
Sandy Holt .... adr voice casting
Jenny Jue .... assistant casting: Los Angeles
Reg Poerscout-Edgerton .... casting associate: UK
Cindy Sciacca .... extras casting: Los Angeles
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marisa Aboitiz .... costume supervisor: Los Angeles
Sonya Despotova .... wardrobe supervisor: Bulgaria
Ed Fincher .... set costumer: Los Angeles (as N. Edward Fincher)
Anna Gelinova .... additional wardrobe assistant
Didi Georgieva .... on-set costumer: Bulgaria
Amy Glenn .... store clerk: Los Angeles
Monica Haynes-Nino .... costumer: Los Angeles (as Monica Haynes)
Robert Iannaccone .... costumer: Los Angeles (as Bob Iannaccone)
Asen Karanikolov .... costume assistant
Irena Maximova Kirkova .... on-set costumer: Bulgaria (as Irena Maksimova)
Jill Korengold .... set costumer: Los Angeles
Aneta Velizar Kounova .... costumer
Joe Kowalewski .... assistant costume supervisor (as Josef Kowalewski)
Yoanna Kraeva .... wardrobe interpreter: Bulgaria (as Yoana Kraeva)
Charlotte Law .... assistant costume designer
Jane Law .... principal costume maker
Unchin Lee .... costumer: Los Angeles
Marina Maximova .... on-set costumer: Bulgaria
Stephen Miles .... costume maker
Mustapha Mimis .... costumer
David Otzen .... assistant costumer
Tsvetana Pekanova .... wardrobe laundress: Bulgaria (as Tzvetanka Pekanova)
Atanaska Popova .... on-set costumer: Bulgaria
Violeta Rusinova .... on-set costumer: Bulgaria
Sunita Singh .... costumer
Clare Spragge .... wardrobe supervisor
Elita Taseva .... on-set costumer: Bulgaria
Elitsa Taseva .... set costumer
Jasmina Vasileva .... costumer: Bulgaria
Jasmina Vasileva .... on-set costumer: Bulgaria
Lizz Wolf .... associate costume designer: Los Angeles
Ani Yotova .... on-set costumer: Bulgaria
Anthony Almaraz .... costumer (uncredited)
Amy Glenn .... costumer: Los Angeles (uncredited)
Greg Turnbull .... costume assistant (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Kyle DeVriendt .... digital film recordist
Ryan Dorney .... assistant editor
Amy Gillespie .... editorial assistant
Joe Hathaway .... digital color timer
Mo Henry .... negative cutter
Lara Johnston .... associate editor
Candice Levy .... post-production coordinator
Alex Nikolic .... tvc editor: Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia
Frank Roman .... digital preview colorist
Mike Sowa .... digital intermediate color timer
Jay Steinberg .... on-line editor
Neri Nazzareno .... colorist: Rome's Telecine (uncredited)
Todor G. Todorov .... colorist: dailies (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Selena Arizanovic .... music coordinator
Ramiro Belgardt .... music editor
Frank Bennett .... orchestrator
Brad Dechter .... supervising orchestrator
Isobel Griffiths .... orchestra contractor
Dave Hage .... music preparation
Richard Lancaster .... music recording assistant
Kathy Nelson .... executive in charge of music
Cindy O'Connor .... assistant to composer
Cindy O'Connor .... composer: additional music
Tyler Parkinson .... electronic pre-recordist
Victor Pesavento .... music preparation
Simon Rhodes .... music scoring mixer
James Shearman .... conductor
Ian Stickland .... music recording assistant
Ashley Waldron .... executive soundtrack producer (as Ashley Miller)
Ashley Waldron .... music supervisor (as Ashley Miller)
Mike Watts .... orchestrator
Bruce White .... viola
Jonathan Williams .... musician: cello
Gavyn Wright .... orchestra leader
 
Transportation Department
Emil Alexiev .... driver: Ms. Johansson, Bulgaria
Georgy 'Joro' Angelov .... driver: Bulgaria (as George Angelov)
Niki Asenov .... driver: Bulgaria
Ivaylo Avramov .... driver. Mr. De Palma (as Ivo Avramov)
Asi Avrimov .... driver: Bulgaria
John W. Barbee .... transportation coordinator: Los Angeles (as John Barbee)
Cecil Barber .... driver: Los Angeles
Phil Blackaby .... driver: Los Angeles
Milen Bozhichkov .... driver: Mr. Hartnett, Bulgaria (as Milen Bojichov)
Roger A. Byrd Jr. .... driver: Los Angeles (as Roger Byrd)
Linda Cipperley .... driver: Los Angeles
Reed Cohan .... driver: Los Angeles
Eric Compton .... driver: Los Angeles (as Buck Compton)
William M. DeLuca .... driver: Los Angeles (as Bill DeLuca)
Peter Detoffoli .... driver: Los Angeles
Stefan Dinev .... driver: Bulgaria
Nikolai Dulev .... generator driver: Bulgaria
Lubomir Evtimov .... driver: Bulgaria
George Gowing .... driver: Los Angeles (as George Cowing)
Jeffrey Gowing .... picture car coordinator: Los Angeles
Mike Gregorio .... driver: Los Angeles (as Mike Gregoria)
Sandy Hinkle .... driver: Los Angeles
William Hogue .... driver: Los Angeles (as Bill Hogue)
Scott Howard .... driver: Los Angeles
Hristiyan Hristov .... driver: Bulgaria (as Kristian Hristov)
Margot Hunter .... driver: Los Angeles
Pops Johnson .... driver: Los Angeles (as Pops Johnston)
Ted Joneson .... driver
Alan Kaminsky .... driver: Los Angeles (as Al Kaminsky)
Veselin Karadjov .... transportation organizer: Bulgaria (as Vesso Karadjov)
Bojidar Kostov .... driver: Bulgaria
Ivo Krastev .... transportation organizer: Bulgaria
Stefan Lalev .... action vehicle coordinator: Bulgaria
William Lubin .... driver: Los Angeles (as Will Lubin)
Richard Maginnis .... driver: Los Angeles
Kim Magruder .... driver: Los Angeles
Kosta Maslev .... driver: Bulgaria
Nona Mason .... driver: Los Angeles
Joe Meylor .... driver: Los Angeles
Antonio Milenkov .... driver: Mr. Ekhart, Bulgaria
Ivan Nikolov .... driver: Bulgaria
Terry R. Owens .... transportation co-captain: Los Angeles (as Terry Owens)
Georgi Patrikov .... driver: Ms. Swank, Bulgaria
Jack Jay Reece .... driver: generator, Los Angeles (as Jay Reece)
Shaun Ryan .... transportation captain: Los Angeles
Lonnie Serabian .... driver: Los Angeles
Simeon Simeonov .... driver: Bulgaria
Lowell D. Smith .... driver: Los Angeles (as Lowell Smith)
Paul Smith .... driver: Los Angeles
George Sotirov .... driver: Bulgaria
Gary Stamler .... driver: Los Angeles
Georgi Stanchev .... driver: Bulgaria (as George Stanchev)
Jim Sullivan .... driver: Los Angeles
Steve Surabian .... driver: Los Angeles (as Steve Serabian)
Zahari Todorov .... driver: Bulgaria
Lyubo Tzvetkov .... driver: Bulgaria (as Luben Tzvetkov)
Chip Vincent .... driver: Los Angeles
Bob White .... driver: Los Angeles
Tony Zane .... driver: Los Angeles
Niki Zelev .... driver: Bulgaria
Dragomir Zelyazkov .... driver: Bulgaria
 
Other crew
Rachel Abarbanell .... production liaison: Los Angeles
Gina Abatemarco .... assistant: Mr. De Palma, Los Angeles
Guy Adan .... publicity: Los Angeles
Daniela Ancheva .... production cashier: Bulgaria
Atanas Apostolov .... on-set pyrotechnician
Emil Asenov .... on-set assistant organizer: Bulgaria
Vladislav Asenov .... on-set assistant organizer: Bulgaria
Sylvia Asenova .... production assistant: Bulgaria
Angel Babarev .... on-set assistant organizer: Bulgaria
Krasimir Balchov .... on-set assistant organizer: Bulgaria
Anna Bankova .... accountant assistant: Bulgaria
Ota Bares .... animal wrangler coordinator
Scott Barry .... stand-in: Los Angeles
Abigail Bean .... assistant: Mr. Linson, Los Angeles (as Abby Bean)
Borislav Belberov .... trainee
Yordan Bojich .... mechanic: Bulgaria
Valeri Bojilchev .... on-set assistant organizer: Bulgaria
Delyan Borisov .... accountant assistant: Bulgaria
Donald Bruce .... controller: Nu Image, Los Angeles
Alisa Buckley .... unit publicist
Amy Carroll .... set production assistant: Los Angeles
Michael Chickey .... assistant location manager: Los Angeles unit
Karen M. Cockrell .... assistant accountant/payroll: Los Angeles (as Karen Cockrell)
Jeffrey H. Cohen .... production accountant: Los Angeles
Maggie Cohn .... assistant: Mr. De Palma, Los Angeles
Chris Cortijo .... security: Los Angeles
Mark Cross .... assistant production coordinator: Los Angeles
Damian Damianov .... production assistant
Dayna Danika .... production coordinator
Gerry De Leon .... assistant to cast
William M. DeLuca .... mechanic
Yanko Denkov Takiev .... on-set assistant organizer: Bulgaria
David Diamond .... location manager: Los Angeles unit
Carla DiBello .... assistant: Mr. Lerner, Los Angeles
David Dilley .... set production assistant: Los Angeles
Vladimir Dimitrov Dimitrov .... on-set assistant organizer: Bulgaria
Barry Ennis .... office production assistant: Los Angeles
Tania Esteves .... production assistant: Bulgaria
Sue Field .... script supervisor: Los Angeles
Claude Forest .... insurance broker
Mia Frye .... choreographer
Rosemary Gearheart .... stand-in: Los Angeles (as Rosie Gearhart)
Gabriel Georgiev .... location manager
Sammy Goldsmith .... assistant: Mr. Cohen, Los Angeles
Eric Green .... marketing and publicity
Daniela Gushterska .... production cashier: Bulgaria
Janet Harold .... assistant location manager: Los Angeles unit
Lauren M. Higgs .... production secretary: Los Angeles
Lindsay Hudson .... medic: Los Angeles
Veselin Ilov .... on-set assistant organizer: Bulgaria
Roy G. Irwin .... medic: Los Angeles (as Roy Irwin)
Lynn Johnson .... set medic: Los Angeles
Ivor Kiralov .... on-set assistant organizer: Bulgaria
Galina Kitanova .... personal assistant to actor
Ralitsa Koprinska .... production assistant: Bulgaria
Kalina Kottas .... production accountant: Bulgaria
Krastio I. Krastev .... on-set assistant organizer: Bulgaria
Ashley Kravitz .... script clearance
Michele LaBrucherie .... set production assistant: Los Angeles (as Michelle La Brucherie)
Ashifa Lalani .... accountant assistant: Bulgaria
Erin Lander .... adr loop group
Patti Langell .... stand-in: Los Angeles (as Pattie Langell)
Michael Levinson .... office production assistant: Los Angeles
Radim Macha .... animal handler
Tzanko Matchukliski .... location assistant: Bulgaria
Franka Mavrides .... set production assistant: Los Angeles
Steve Michelson .... catering: Los Angeles (as Steve Michaelson)
Plamen Milanov .... on set organizer: Bulgaria
Carolyn Miller .... assistant: Mr. Linson, Los Angeles
Lori C. Miller .... title designer
Nanyo Minchev .... production assistant: Bulgaria (as Nanyo Nanev)
Ilene Morgan .... post-production accountant
Scott Mosher .... assistant location manager: Los Angeles unit
Naomi Motohashi .... assistant location manager: Los Angeles unit
Ben Nedivi .... assistant: Mr. Davidson, Los Angeles
Alex Nikolic .... media producer
Rosen Nikolov .... location assistant: Bulgaria (as Rocco Nikolov)
Matthew O'Toole .... production accountant
Michael Olajide Jr. .... technical consultant: boxing (as Michael Olajide)
Dimitar Petrov .... on-set assistant organizer: Bulgaria
Violeta Piperevska .... assistant production coordinator: Bulgaria
Jeff Pogue .... office production assistant: Los Angeles
James Portolese .... assistant: Mr. Diamant, Los Angeles
James Portolese .... production coordinator
Faunafilm Prag .... animal agent
Susan Pusateri .... assistant: Avi Lerner (as Sue Pusateri)
Nancy Pyne-Hapke .... studio teacher: Los Angeles
Lonnie Ramati .... production business affairs
Steve Reese .... production assistant
Carlos Reza .... set production assistant: Los Angeles
Mark Rogerson .... stand-in: Los Angeles
Tina Rosen .... senior v.p. finance
Joost Scholte .... assistant: line producer
Joost Scholte .... travel coordinator
Elizabeth Scully .... assistant to producer
Oren Senderman .... assistant: Mr. Flannigan, Los Angeles
Laura Sherman .... production coordinator: Los Angeles (as Laura C. Sherman)
Peter Sotirov .... mechanic: Bulgaria
Veselin Stankov .... accountant assistant: Bulgaria
Michal Stovicek .... animal handler
Krasimir Stoyanov .... on-set assistant organizer: Bulgaria
Maggie Stoyanova .... production coordinator: Bulgaria
Kelly Stuart .... assistant location manager: Los Angeles unit
Svetoslav Svilenov .... crowd marshall
Lora Marie Taylor .... accountant: client services
Aaron Teeters .... set production assistant: Los Angeles
Valentin Trendafilov .... on-set assistant organizer: Bulgaria
Steve Trombatore .... assistant accountant/payroll: Los Angeles
Matt Tulve .... production assistant: Los Angeles
Robert Van Norden .... assistant: Mr. Thompson, Los Angeles (as Rob Van Norden)
Georgi Vladimirov .... on-set assistant organizer: Bulgaria
Vlado Vladimirov .... location assistant: Bulgaria
Ventsislava Yoveva .... accountant assistant: Bulgaria (as Vencislava Yoveva)
Julia Alexander .... legal counsel (uncredited)
Ashifa Lalani .... assistant accountant: UK (uncredited)
Tony Tomey .... stand-in (uncredited)
 
Thanks
T. Rafael Cimino .... very special thanks
Lizzie Taylor .... thanks
 

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Mia Kirshner was originally intended to be feeding lines to potential actors in screen tests. However, her performance so caught the attention of director Brian De Palma and writer Josh Friedman that she was cast as Elizabeth Short and her role expanded significantly compared to the novel.See more »
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Ofcr. Dwight "Bucky" Bleichert:[voiceover] Mr. Fire versus Mr. Ice. For everything people were making it out to be, you'd think it was our first fight. It wasn't. And it wouldn't be our last.
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257 out of 369 people found the following review useful.
Disjointed murder in the first degree, 12 September 2006
Author: John DeSando (jdesando@columbus.rr.com) from Columbus, Ohio

"For murder, though it have no tongue, will speak/With most miraculous organ." Shakespeare's Hamlet

Murders are messy on the screen and in real life; screenplays about them can be chaotic and disjointed also. Such is the case with Black Dahlia, a film noir from Brian De Palma, a past master of the macabre and the complicated (Blow Out, Body Double). It has all the trappings of a first-rate detective novel (James Ellroy) made into a 1940's thriller with appropriately moody music of the soulful trumpet (Mark Isham), lush production design (Dante Ferretti), and equally impressive costuming (Jenny Beavan), all set in a timelessly seedy Los Angeles.

There's also the conflicted, sometimes dark hero detective (Josh Hartnett) and the sexy, dangerous femme fatale (Hilary Swank), accompanied by the questionably good voluptuary sex bomb (Scarlett Johansson). As if these noir troublemakers were not enough, writer Josh Friedman seemingly adapts Ellroy's every subplot, every story thread, as if each had to be accounted for in the best CSI tradition.

The original novel was based on aspiring actress Elizabeth Short's unsolved grizzly murder in 1947. After a considerably convoluted exposition, with plot lines rarely intersecting in a unified way, the film has the nerve to offer one of the most extensive denouements in film history, could be a half hour, with lengthy explanation of how all those ends tied together. Needless to say, anti climaxes abound in this last segment, leaving not only more confusion about the plot but also a desire to get back to The Big Sleep without sleeping, a state Black Dahlia threatened several times.

Hartnett's detective says, "Nothing stays buried forever. Nothing." I say this weak noir wannabe should stay buried until a bright 22nd century scholar sees its cultural and aesthetic significance. Until then, it's a jumble of plot points resolved in the end by tedious narration. Even Scarlett Johansson's pulchritude couldn't win me, and that's murder in the first degree.

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