Feb 11, 2007

The Black Dahlia

I just got finished watching The Black Dahlia, and it's late so I thought I'd post something to cheer myself up before going to bed.

It freaked me out a little, because that sh*t really happened, cuz! But I thought De Palma's adaptation wasn't bad - it was convoluted, methinks - but it lacked in certain areas.

I watched the documentary about it, and that's what really made me uneasy. Talking about the actual crime sent me into a weird little tailspin. Yeeecck. They showed the pictures from the crime scene and everything. How could anyone do something like that?

Okay, I feel somewhat better now. Goodnight.


  1. I read the book when it first came out, long before they announced the movie. Although the story is fascinating (albeit creepy as hell) I thought the writing was awful. I stopped reading about 3/4ths of the way through. Totally unlike me. I think it's the first time ever that I've looked forward to seeing the movie more than reading the book.

  2. Did you actually like the movie? I kind of wanted to read the book, because I really like the movie LA Confidential, and James Ellroy wrote that as well.

    Well, it's good to hear your input. I'm not as likely to read The Black Dahlia in the near future. Thanks!