Screen Junkies » LA Confidential http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Mon, 22 Sep 2014 16:08:29 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 HBO Thinks We Might Be Interested In A 1950′s Crime Show From David Fincher And James Ellroy. HBO Is Right. http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/hbo-thinks-we-might-be-interested-in-a-1950s-crime-show-from-david-fincher-and-james-ellroy-hbo-is-right/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/hbo-thinks-we-might-be-interested-in-a-1950s-crime-show-from-david-fincher-and-james-ellroy-hbo-is-right/#comments Tue, 09 Sep 2014 17:43:03 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=264831 I'm pretty sure these guys have the "gritty crime"-thing down.

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HBO, never one to let a week go by without getting us fired up about a potential new series or two, has given us a big tease this week: A crime show set in the 1950′s, all noir-ish, from literary genre master James Ellroy and regular ole’ badass director David Fincher.

Talks are preliminary, but they are talking, which is something. And if we all start talking abouttheir talks, this thing will probably take off. So get it trending on Friendster. Fincher has (unsurprisingly) long been a fan of Ellroy, and Ellroy has been a sometimes-fan of HBO, having praised Deadwood, but calling The Wire “bullshit.”

You have to love a guy who calls The Wire “bullshit.” Seriously. You must love him!

No more information is floating around, but this should be enough for us to assume that the show would be terrific.

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James Ellroy Developing A TV Series To Serve As An ‘L.A. Confidential’ Sequel http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/james-ellroy-developing-a-tv-series-to-serve-as-an-l-a-confidential-sequel/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/james-ellroy-developing-a-tv-series-to-serve-as-an-l-a-confidential-sequel/#comments Fri, 26 Apr 2013 18:20:14 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=254591 NOIR! What is it good for? (Absolutely nothin'!)

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Because television has been batshit crazy about period pieces in recent years, and people always like themes of detectives, corruption, and crime, James Ellroy has taken back to his typewriter to get the ball rolling on a TV series to pick up where his book L.A. Confidential left off.

This isn’t his first stab at the undertaking, having developed a pilot in 2003 that never went anywhere, but that’s back when TV was terrible, and now it’s really good. Which means it should be made on a cable network, possibly on, I don’t know, a Sunday night?

Assuming it does get picked up, it probably won’t find its way to FX, where they’re developing Shakedown, a similar concept about tabloids and corruption in LA in the late 1950′s.

I think there’s room for two shows this awesome on TV at the same time. (A.V. Club)

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