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The Resource L.A. confidential, Regency Enterprises presents ; an Arnon Milchan/David L. Wolper production ; screenplay by Brian Helgeland & Curtis Hanson ; produced by Arnon Milchan, Curtis Hanson, Michael Nathanson ; directed by Curtis Hanson, (videorecording DVD)

L.A. confidential, Regency Enterprises presents ; an Arnon Milchan/David L. Wolper production ; screenplay by Brian Helgeland & Curtis Hanson ; produced by Arnon Milchan, Curtis Hanson, Michael Nathanson ; directed by Curtis Hanson, (videorecording DVD)

Label
L.A. confidential
Title
L.A. confidential
Statement of responsibility
Regency Enterprises presents ; an Arnon Milchan/David L. Wolper production ; screenplay by Brian Helgeland & Curtis Hanson ; produced by Arnon Milchan, Curtis Hanson, Michael Nathanson ; directed by Curtis Hanson
Creator
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Composer
Cinematographer
Director
Film editor
Presenter
Performer
Producer
Production company
Publisher
Singer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
LA in the 50's: Notorious gangster Mickey Cohen has just been put away for tax evasion, and now a bunch of his heroin is missing. Outside wise guys would love to move in on Mickey's territory; Captain Dudley Smith of the LAPD has launched a special squad to deal with them. Violent, thuggish team member Bud White's partner is murdered during a robbery at The Nite Owl coffee shop. The responding officer is rising star Detective Lieutenant Ed Exley, whose investigation intersects with that of Detective Jack Vincennes. Their leads point to Pierce Patchett, a drug dealing pimp whose prostitutes are surgically altered to look like movie stars. Nothing is as it seems in the glittering city of Angels, which, despite its open streets and warm welcoming air, is a city constructed of secrets. As Hollywood scandal sheet editor Sid Hudgens says, some things in L.A. are always going to be "Off the record, on the QT, and very hush-hush."
Awards note
Academy Award winner, 1997: Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Kim Basinger) ; Best Writing, (screenplay based on material previously produced or published) (Brian Helgeland, Curtis Hanson)
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
  • chart
  • videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
L.A. confidential (Motion picture)
Credits note
Director of photography, Dante Spinotti ; editor, Peter Honess ; music, Jerry Goldsmith ; production designer, Jeannine Oppewall ; costume designer, Ruth Myers
Date time place
Originally produced as an American motion picture in 1997
Dewey number
791.4372
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Rated R for strong violence, language and sexuality
Language note
In English with optional subtitles in English SDH or French
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.L3 2008
PerformerNote
Kevin Spacey (Jack Vincennes), Russell Crowe (Bud White), Guy Pearce (Ed Exley), James Cromwell (Dudley Smith), David Strathairn (Pierce Patchett), Kim Basinger (Lynn Bracken), Danny DeVito (Sid Hudgens), Graham Beckel (Dick Stensland), Simon Baker Denny (Matt Reynolds), Matt McCoy (Brett Chase), Jim Metzler (city councilman), Paul Guilfoyle (Mickey Cohen), Ron Rifkin (D.A. Ellis Loew)
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1964-
  • 1967-
  • 1953-
  • 1969-
  • 1955-
  • 1909-1976
  • 1916-1987
  • 1917-1995
  • 1948-
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  • Hanson, Curtis
  • Milchan, Arnon
  • Wolper, David L
  • Nathanson, Michael
  • Helgeland, Brian
  • Spacey, Kevin
  • Crowe, Russell
  • Pearce, Guy
  • Cromwell, James
  • Strathairn, David
  • Basinger, Kim
  • DeVito, Danny
  • Beckel, Graham
  • Baker, Simon
  • McCoy, Matt
  • Metzler, Jim
  • Guilfoyle, Paul
  • Rifkin, Ron
  • Mercer, Johnny
  • Baker, Chet
  • Hutton, Betty
  • Starr, Kay
  • Gleason, Jackie
  • Martin, Dean
  • Spinotti, Dante
  • Honess, Peter
  • Goldsmith, Jerry
  • Ellroy, James
  • Pied Pipers (Musical group)
  • Regency Enterprises
  • Wolper Organization
  • Warner Home Video (Firm)
Runtime
138
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  • Police
  • Police corruption
  • Prostitutes
  • Criminal behavior
  • Organized crime
  • Criminal behavior
  • Organized crime
  • Police
  • Police corruption
  • Prostitutes
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
  • California
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
L.A. confidential, Regency Enterprises presents ; an Arnon Milchan/David L. Wolper production ; screenplay by Brian Helgeland & Curtis Hanson ; produced by Arnon Milchan, Curtis Hanson, Michael Nathanson ; directed by Curtis Hanson, (videorecording DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Wide screen (2.35:1)
  • Based on the novel by James Ellroy
Accompanying material
1 audio disc (digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.)
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
  • videodisc
  • audio disc
Carrier category code
  • vd
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
  • unknown
  • quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
  • two-dimensional moving image
  • performed music
Content type code
  • tdi
  • prm
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Disc 1. Feature film: Come to L.A. -- Meet Bud White -- Meet the Big V -- Meet Ed Exley -- Mystery woman -- Premiere pot bust! -- Bloody Christmas -- Will you testify? -- A muscle job -- "Hit the Road to Dreamland" -- Stens' last day -- Nite Owl massacre -- Whatever you desire -- Lake look-alike -- Maroon Merc -- Interrogation -- Justice for Inez -- Shotgun Ed -- "Wheel of Fortune" -- Lynn's bedroom -- Showbiz -- Jack's discovery -- A real detective -- Mrs. Lefferts -- Rollo Tomasi -- Muscle for hire -- Fleur de lis again -- Johnny and 'Lana' -- "I see Bud" -- Jack's valediction -- Hush-Hush -- Working together -- Good cop/bad cop -- Tying up loose ends -- Victory Motel -- Shootout -- The politician -- The truth -- Goodbye -- End credits; Special features: Commentary by Andrew Sarris, James Ellroy, Russell Crowe, Kevin Spacey, Guy Pearce, James Cromwell, Ruth Myers, David Strathairn, Kim Basinger, Brian Helgeland, Jeannine Oppewall, Dante Spinotti, and Danny Devito [audio feature]; Music-only track [audio feature]; Trailers & TV spots (6 min.)
  • Disc 2. Special features: Featurettes: Whatever you desire: Making "L.A. Confidential" (30 min.) -- Sunlight and shadow: The visual style of "L.A. Confidential" (21 min.) -- A true ensemble: The cast of "L.A. Confidential" (25 min.) -- "L.A. Confidential" : From book to screen (21 min.) -- Off the record (19 min.) -- Photo pitch (9 min.) -- The L.A. of "L.A. Confidential" [interactive feature] -- L.A. Confidential [TV series pilot] (46 min.)
  • CD sampler: Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate, the positive / Johnny Mercer and The Pied Pipers -- Look for the silver lining / Chet Baker -- Hit the road to dreamland / Betty Hutton -- Wheel of fortune / Kay Starr -- But not for me / Jackie Gleason -- Powder your face with sunshine (Smile! Smile! Smile!) / Dean Martin
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
  • other
Edition
Two-disc special edition.
Extent
2 videodiscs (138 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781419855443
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
  • video
  • audio
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • s
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
085391165118
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
  • 2000003348
  • 2000004825
  • 509992-36493-2-3
  • 1000025482
  • 3000017737
  • 883929040032
  • 3000019143
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • sound disc
  • videodisc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • 2941339
  • (OCoLC)247557811
  • (OCoLC)ocn247557811
  • 1603932
  • 2941339
System details
DVD, region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround; widescreen presentation preserving the 2.35:1 aspect ratio of the original theatrical presentation, enhanced for widescreen televisions
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Video recording format
DVD
Label
L.A. confidential, Regency Enterprises presents ; an Arnon Milchan/David L. Wolper production ; screenplay by Brian Helgeland & Curtis Hanson ; produced by Arnon Milchan, Curtis Hanson, Michael Nathanson ; directed by Curtis Hanson, (videorecording DVD)
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Wide screen (2.35:1)
  • Based on the novel by James Ellroy
Accompanying material
1 audio disc (digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.)
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
  • videodisc
  • audio disc
Carrier category code
  • vd
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
  • unknown
  • quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
  • two-dimensional moving image
  • performed music
Content type code
  • tdi
  • prm
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Disc 1. Feature film: Come to L.A. -- Meet Bud White -- Meet the Big V -- Meet Ed Exley -- Mystery woman -- Premiere pot bust! -- Bloody Christmas -- Will you testify? -- A muscle job -- "Hit the Road to Dreamland" -- Stens' last day -- Nite Owl massacre -- Whatever you desire -- Lake look-alike -- Maroon Merc -- Interrogation -- Justice for Inez -- Shotgun Ed -- "Wheel of Fortune" -- Lynn's bedroom -- Showbiz -- Jack's discovery -- A real detective -- Mrs. Lefferts -- Rollo Tomasi -- Muscle for hire -- Fleur de lis again -- Johnny and 'Lana' -- "I see Bud" -- Jack's valediction -- Hush-Hush -- Working together -- Good cop/bad cop -- Tying up loose ends -- Victory Motel -- Shootout -- The politician -- The truth -- Goodbye -- End credits; Special features: Commentary by Andrew Sarris, James Ellroy, Russell Crowe, Kevin Spacey, Guy Pearce, James Cromwell, Ruth Myers, David Strathairn, Kim Basinger, Brian Helgeland, Jeannine Oppewall, Dante Spinotti, and Danny Devito [audio feature]; Music-only track [audio feature]; Trailers & TV spots (6 min.)
  • Disc 2. Special features: Featurettes: Whatever you desire: Making "L.A. Confidential" (30 min.) -- Sunlight and shadow: The visual style of "L.A. Confidential" (21 min.) -- A true ensemble: The cast of "L.A. Confidential" (25 min.) -- "L.A. Confidential" : From book to screen (21 min.) -- Off the record (19 min.) -- Photo pitch (9 min.) -- The L.A. of "L.A. Confidential" [interactive feature] -- L.A. Confidential [TV series pilot] (46 min.)
  • CD sampler: Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate, the positive / Johnny Mercer and The Pied Pipers -- Look for the silver lining / Chet Baker -- Hit the road to dreamland / Betty Hutton -- Wheel of fortune / Kay Starr -- But not for me / Jackie Gleason -- Powder your face with sunshine (Smile! Smile! Smile!) / Dean Martin
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
  • other
Edition
Two-disc special edition.
Extent
2 videodiscs (138 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781419855443
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
  • video
  • audio
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • s
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
085391165118
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
  • 2000003348
  • 2000004825
  • 509992-36493-2-3
  • 1000025482
  • 3000017737
  • 883929040032
  • 3000019143
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • sound disc
  • videodisc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • 2941339
  • (OCoLC)247557811
  • (OCoLC)ocn247557811
  • 1603932
  • 2941339
System details
DVD, region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround; widescreen presentation preserving the 2.35:1 aspect ratio of the original theatrical presentation, enhanced for widescreen televisions
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Video recording format
DVD

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