Friday, July 28, 2006

The Black Dahlia....Starring The Joker?

Hi all, Just saw a great trailer for this movie.

It stars:
Josh Hartnett
Scarlett Johansson

Hilary Swank
Aaron Eckhart

Wow, Josh, how did you get into this movie with such a great cast?
Here's your chance!

Funny thing is, all of a sudden, the Joker appears for a split second about a third of the way in. I don't know why, or for that matter, who it's really supposed to be, but just when they start describing the horrible murder of this young woman, the trailer shows a tiny flash of this image:

Funny, I bet this is the exact tone that Christopher Nolan will go for in "Batman Begins Some More."

The trailer is great, very "LA Confidential," which, for my money, is a type of film that I can watch again and again.

The Black Dahlia is a real case. Elizabeth Short was the victim of an infamous murder in 1947. She was born July 29, 1924 in Hyde Park, Massachusetts. On January 15, 1947, her body was discovered in a vacant lot in a Los Angeles neighborhood, cut in half at the waist and mutilated.
This case has become more lore than truth in the hearts of hard boiled crime fans and I suspect Brian de Palma's film is about as close to the truth as "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" is to the real story of Ed Gein, who it's supposedly based on.

The trailer is HERE!

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