Jan 12th, 2006

As you may remember James Ellroy hasn’t been exactly thrilled with the movie adaptation of his novel ‘The Black Dahlia’. Now, a guy called Jim reports in the 24LiesASecond Forum about his encounter with James Ellroy at the TV Critics Association convention in Los Angeles. Quoting:

“As has been reported elsewhere, he has indeed come around since his earlier disparaging public comments during pre-production of The Black Dahlia. Since then, he has seen three hours of dailies, and has had this to say about what he saw: The dailies were visually amazing and beautiful. He mentioned that a simple shot of a squad room was so well composed, it was like you had never seen a squad room before. The film is a reduced version of his novel, but manages to cohere. It does not have a Citizen Kane-like structure of flashbacks, as has been reported. Josh Hartnett is a “revelation.” His characterization of Bucky is dead on. The film may be finished for a Cannes screening, but it also may not. It will be released in the U.S. in the fall, at which time Ellroy plans to actively take part in its publicity.”

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