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Murder on the Yellow Brick Road (2005)

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A pretty young songbird found murdered on Hollywood Boulevard. The crusty old Private Eye who was in love with her. A smooth-talking seductress who hires him to solve the crime. A bulldog ... See full summary »

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A pretty young songbird found murdered on Hollywood Boulevard. The crusty old Private Eye who was in love with her. A smooth-talking seductress who hires him to solve the crime. A bulldog detective with a nose for the truth and a leash held by city hall. A long list of suspects with a long list of alibis. A sprinkling of dirty secrets. A zest of clever lies. These are the ingredients of an homage to the PI films of Hollywood's Golden Age. Written by Belgau, Eric

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The Woman You Never Kiss Is The Woman You Kiss Forever

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A film well worth visiting
9 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

With the saturation of gratuitous violence, nudity, and obscenities so prevalent in today's film-making, the producers of Murder On The Yellow Brick Road offer to it's audience a murder mystery in the genre of film noir… a good, old fashioned Raymond Chandler styled "who-done-it"... without any of those elements. It appears that their vision was to buck the current trend and tell their story based on the strength of it's characters, plot, and exquisite cinematography, as well as offering a film to parents that they could enjoy as well as having the ability to bring their children to see without having to cover their eyes and ears. Interestingly, even though the film deals with a death and it's aftermath, Murder On The Yellow Brick Road is a kind and gentle film... concentrating on character relationships rather than mayhem, and is paced so the viewer can enjoy the cinematic elements that makes this film successful... an intelligent story, sturdy acting, pin-point direction by Ross Hagen, fine editing, exceptional music, and exquisite lighting. If you want to take a trip back in time to the shadowy days when there were hidden secrets around every dark corner... Murder On The Yellow Brick Road is a prime example of independent film making... a film well worth visiting.


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