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L.A. Confidential: Off the Record... (1998)



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Complete credited cast:
Himself - Director / Co-Screenwriter
Himself - Novelist
Himself - Executive Producer
Himself - Co-Screenwriter
Herself / Lynn Bracken
Himself - Producer
Himself - 'Ed Exley'
Himself / Bud White
Himself / Jack Vincennes
Himself - 'Sid Hudgens'


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21 April 1998 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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One of the best of its kind
14 August 2013 | by (São Paulo, Brazil) – See all my reviews

The fun thing about this film is that it was one of the earliest experiences of behind the scenes documentaries to be made for DVD, far away from the polished and well-mannered comments and those annoying disclaimers warning that the studio isn't responsible or support any of the comments given in it. So, here you have traditional exposures made by "L.A. Confidential" director Curtis Hanson, cast and crew, but you also have the author of the novel in which the movie was based the great James Ellroy saying whatever comes to mind and without getting bleeped. Kind of shocking at first, but very fun after you get used to it.

Clear-cut like many of its genre, this documentary escapes from the fantastic and amazing behind the scene stories that sound and look phony sometimes and instead presents good and down to earth conversations on how the director assembled the team for his labor of work. Highpoint is a face to face recalling of events between Hanson and his screenwriter partner in this project Brian Helgeland. Fun moments appear when producer Arnon Milchan reveals his excitement for the movie claiming this was Regency's (his company) best film ever made, and the tape auditions from Guy Pearce and Russell Crowe at the time relatively unknown in Hollywood landing their first big breaks.

Never near of the spectacle of David Fincher movies when of its DVD's versions (since he carefully plans those materials before the movie hit the theaters!) but very enjoyable anyway. 10/10

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