L.A. Confidential (1997)

 Rated R because we don’t enjoy programming for children.


Make it an even 50 in the Next 100 Project! We cheat a bit in Oscar Month by featuring a flick that didn’t win Best Picture (but we think it was hosed!). Spacey, Crowe, Pearce and so many other actors are awesome, but Basinger is the one who snagged a gold naked guy. Huge props to Curtis Hanson for directing this period piece so well. Guzzle some Sparkplug Coffee as you hear us dissect this modern noir…or is it noir?


Coming Attractions Trivia Answer: ???

Rotten Tomatoes reviews

1997 U.S. Box Office

AFI’s Top 100 Lists

IMDb’s Top 250

1997 in film

1997 Academy Award winners & nominees

Oscar acceptance speeches: Basinger & Hanson + Helgeland

Links to: The Maltese Falcon and Chinatown and Titanic and American Beauty and Wonder Boys

YouTube links: Exley kills the “negroes” and “Rollo Tomasi” and Bud tries to kill Exley and Bud attacks the D.A. and the Victory Motel shoot-out and the TV pilot

Previously on the Next 100 Project: Chicago