secret LA author James Ellroy tore the famous movie adaptation to pieces.
The writer said he is now free to “denigrate” the 1997 crime thriller following the death of director Curtis Hanson in 2016.
Ellroy acknowledged that the film was a box office success and was nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards, widely regarded as of high quality, but he revealed that he doesn’t share the sentiments. this feeling.
In fact, he said LA time he thinks “that’s turkey in its highest form”.
Ellroy also had harsh words for the film’s two stars, Russell Crowe and Kim Basinger, whose performances he called “helpless”.
Basinger won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the film, which also won Best Screenplay for Hanson and Brian Helgeland.
Hanson previously condemned the adaptation of his 1990 novel in 2016, saying that Hanson “rearranged my world and recreated it with men and women less radical than me”. .
He wrote to Diversity: “My plot has been shortened and rearranged, my time frame has been compressed, my love stories have been rearranged. I have created a world on paper. Curtis Hanson recreated it for the movie.
“It was my world but his world but my world to the point where all claims of ownership were blurred and lost. My sense of drama and Curtis’ sense of drama have always been at odds.”
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Crowe recently explained why he’s “a bit jealous” of the actor who will star in Ridley Scott’s fighter sequel, rumored to be Paul Mescal,