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Perfidia by James Ellroy

I bloody love James Ellroy books – always dark, with lots of twists, turns, and fascinating anti-heroes.

This one is no exception – it’s about a brutal murder that takes place on the eve of the US’s entry into the second world war. 8 more words

L.A. Writers: James Ellroy’s Dark Places

Given his childhood, it is no wonder that the vision of crime novelist James Ellroy is full of dark places. At the age of 10, he experienced being orphaned when his divorced mother, Jean, was raped and murdered. 325 more words


James Ellroy's Denver Film Series: In a Lonely Place

For the following piece we welcome back to the blog James Ellroy aficionado and all-round good guy Jason Carter. Here’s Jason’s bio:

Jason Carter is an unofficial Ellroy scholar with 20-years of Ellrovian tutelage under his belt. 1,326 more words

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'L.A. Confidential' Author James Ellroy on Curtis Hanson: 'He Was a Voyeur, He Was a Camera'

My strange and strangely gifted friend Curtis died earlier this week. His film of my novel L.A. Confidential was a signature moment in my life. The signature was his, more than mine. 538 more words


L.A. Confidential (1997)

“It’s best to stay away from a man when his blood is up.”

—Captain Dudley Smith


Curtis Hanson (1945-2016)

I was saddened to learn this morning of the death of film director and screenwriter Curtis Hanson. Hanson will forever be remembered for adapting (with Brian Helgeland) and directing the big screen adaptation of James Ellroy’s novel… 461 more words

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Culture vulture

I could really do with another bookcase, but I don’t have a free wall to put it against. But then, pretty much every bookshelf I have is double-stacked… which I guess means I actually need… 321 more words