James Ellroy: Demon Dog of American Crime Fiction (1998)

James Ellroy: Demon Dog of American Crime Fiction
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 29mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Wolfgang Lehner Cinematographer cinematography 402 6000001
Wolfgang Lehner Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Karina Ressler Editor n/a 172 7000001
Deedee Neidhart Music n/a 120781 8000001
Sam Auinger Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Sam Auinger Music n/a 120781 8000002
Reinhard Jud Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Markus Fischer Producer n/a 3 3000001
Helen Knode Actor n/a 1 1000003
Barko--Ellroy's Pit Bull Actor n/a 1 1000002
Arroyo Varsity Cheerleaders Actor n/a 1 1000004
Phil Tintner Narrator Narration 120790 1000005
Reinhard Jud Director n/a 2 2000001
James Ellroy Actor Himself 1 1000001
Synopsis
A tour through contemporary American crime fiction novelist James Ellroy's Los Angeles--guided by the prince of L.A. noir himself. As he visits the scenes of infamous crimes of the 40s and 50s, he discusses his inspirations and impeccable research for his various novels such as "The Black Dahlia," "The Big Nowhere" and "L.A. Confidential." Ellroy's tour takes a personal bent as he draws parallels between the infamous unsolved dismemberment of the 22-year-old Hollywood hopeful known as the "Black Dahlia" and the brutal, unsolved murder of his own mother when he was only 10-years-old. Candidly the author speaks about his days of alcoholism, golf caddying and his eventual move from a Los Angeles he can no longer write about.
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