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Music Review: 'L.A. Confidential'

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L.A. Confidential

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
138 minutes
performer:
Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, Kevin Spacey, Kim Basinger, James Cromwell, Danny DeVito, Ron Rifkin, David Strathairn
director:
Curtis Hanson
distributor:
Warner Bros.
author:
James Ellroy, Brian Helgeland, Henry James, Rick Moody, Jane Smiley
genre:
Drama, Mystery and Thriller

We gave it a B+

Confidential combines pop nuggets from the ’40s and ’50s with a healthy dose of West Coast ”cool” jazz to successfully re-create the mood of postwar L.A. Excellent period pieces, including Dean Martin’s ”The Christmas Blues” and Kay Starr’s ”Wheel of Fortune,” make this an essential purchase for any aspiring lounge lizard. B+