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The Black Dahlia 2006
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  • Brian De Palma
  • September 15, 2006
  • 121 mins
  • English
  • Drama
Inspired by the most notorious unsolved murder in California history.
Lee Blanchard (Aaron Eckhart) and Bucky Bleichert (Josh Hartnett) are former boxers-turned-cops in 1940's Los Angeles. When aspiring young actress Elizabeth Short (Mia Kirshner) turns up dead, Blanchard and Bleichert must grapple with corruption, narcissism, stag films, and family madness as they pursue the killer.

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Rewatched this to see if it really was good. I saw it when it came out, liked it, and have been defending it ever since but for the last few years haven't remembered a thing about it other than a shot of ScarJo on the steps. Super babe.

Happy to report that it IS great. I'm also happy to watch it after burning through a few of De Palma's best over the past few weeks. This definitely has the classic De Palma style that went way over my head back in the day. I also know now that the off screen director's voice in the movie is De Palma because I recognize him from the bonus features on the Blow Out bonus features.

Now I'm going to watch Hollywoodland, another film from the same era (film setting and release date...ish). Both are on HBOGO if anyone is interested. Hey, Ben Affleck as Superman! Hahah that's going to be fun.

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What happened to all of the movies??? #ShiftvW8

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The movie will not show at all only a 80's video #ShiftvW8

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