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February 6th, 2006

The Black Dahlia Movie

Brian DePalma is making a movie about the Black Dahlia. It’s a horrifying case. If you’re not famliar with it, just google “black dahlia,” but it’s got to be among the most famous cold cases.

Brian DePalma, I don’t know. He made “Obsession,” a great movie which is a remake of an Alfred Hitchcock movie. But there’s too often an unseemly side to his movies. Something which enjoys the violence just a little too much. I mean, on the one hand, it’s a tawdry story, so he’s perfect, but the story is always told the same way, the same tawdry way, to fit into the popular noir mold. I’d prefer a fresh look.

It’s like when I wrote my book, I had to fight that familiar cop book image everyone has of them, and of all murder investigations. It’s not like what we think. It’s hard to tell the truth (not that I have “the truth,” but you know what I mean).

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