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L A Confidential Full Movie 12

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, and this week with special guest Phil Bagnall, The 250 is a fortnightly trip through some of the best (and worst) movies ever made, as voted for by Internet Movie Database Users.

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Did a full day walking tour of LA. Our tour guide Damien was very knowledgeable & passionate about giving us all the information in a clear & concise way. The tour was very well planned & organised & was not tiring.

Another great film about downtown, again starring Jamie Foxx, The Soloist, is one of the best movies ever made about one of the most serious issues that Los Angeles faces (and has since the 1930's) - homelessness. One could argue that we've always had a homelessness problem, even going back to the nineteenth century, but there's no question that it long ago reached crisis point. The Soloist, features wonderfully sensitive performances by Foxx (who really should have won an Oscar for playing real-life homeless musician Nathaniel Ayers) and co-star Robert Downey Junior and it's a great movie for getting an understanding of modern homelessness in the US. The film is almost entirely set in downtown.

Curtis Hanson had read half a dozen of James Ellroy's books before L.A. Confidential and was drawn to its characters, not the plot. He said, "What hooked me on them was that, as I met them, one after the other, I didn't like them - but as I continued reading, I started to care about them."[4] Ellroy's novel also made Hanson think about Los Angeles and provided him with an opportunity to "set a movie at a point in time when the whole dream of Los Angeles, from that apparently golden era of the '20s and '30s, was being bulldozed."[4]

Hanson felt that the character of Jack Vincennes was "a movie star among cops", and thought of Spacey, with his "movie-star charisma," casting him specifically against type.[8] The director was confident that the actor "could play the man behind that veneer, the man who also lost his soul," and when he gave him the script, he told him to think of Dean Martin while in the role.[8] Hanson cast Basinger because he felt that she "was the character to me. What beauty today could project the glamor of Hollywood's golden age?"[10]

Hanson did not want the film to be an exercise in nostalgia, and so had Spinotti shoot it like a contemporary film, and used more naturalistic lighting than in a classic film noir.[14] He told Spinotti and the film's production designer Jeannine Oppewall to pay great attention to period detail, but to then "put it all in the background".[8] L.A. Confidential was shot at the Linda Vista Community Hospital in the Los Angeles area.[15][16] Several famous Hollywood landmarks appropriate to the 1950s were used, including the Formosa Cafe in West Hollywood, the Frolic Room on Hollywood Boulevard, and the Crossroads of the World, an outdoor shopping mall dressed as a movie theatre where a premiere takes place at the beginning of the film.[17] Pierce Patchett's home is the Lovell House, a famous International Style mansion designed by Richard Neutra. Lynn Bracken's house is at 501 Wilcox Avenue in the affluent Hancock Park neighborhood, overlooking the Wilshire Country Club.[18] The house required a $75,000 renovation to transform it into the Spanish-style home described in the script.[17] Historic Central Los Angeles neighborhoods were used for the scenes in which the police hunt down the Nite Owl suspects, including Angelino Heights, Lincoln Heights, and Koreatown.[17] The Victory Motel was one of the only purpose-built sets, constructed on a flat stretch of the Inglewood Oil Field in Culver City.[17]

The movie was released again as a two-disc Special Edition DVD and Blu-ray on September 23, 2008.[41] Both sets contain the same bonus content. In addition to the features from the original DVD, included are four new featurettes, the 1999 pilot of the proposed TV series starring Kiefer Sutherland, and film commentary by critic-historian 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. Some sets included a six-song sampler from the film's soundtrack.[40]

A combination of news and sundries, this full-service travel store has it all rolled into a single one-stop-shop. Just as viewers tune into the popular television broadcast for the latest entertainment news, travelers flock to the shop in Terminal 6 for any and all travel needs.

New Beauty is putting top-rated products into the hands of guests while giving them access to on-the-go luxury beauty products. Both travel and full-size beauty products are available for purchase. Guests can also expect to enjoy on-site sampling and product demonstrations.

Designed to mimic the feel of the seaside Huntington Beach location, this wine-based oasis pairs popular vintages to a menu of classic small plates, including fish tacos, flatbreads, sliders, and charcuterie, in a welcoming, fully open-concept layout.


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