L.A. Confidential (6:00pm) and Film Noir reading group (5:00pm), Zrinyi 14, room 412, Friday, June 18th

On Friday, June 18th, we will be discussing a short piece by Stephe Mulhall,  “Picturing the Human (Body and Soul): A Reading of Blade Runner ”, and watching “L.A. Confidential”. The reading group starts at 5:00 pm, and the screening at 6:00. See you all there!

You can listen to Stephen Mulhall talk aboout Blade Runner here

L.A. Confidential (1997)

Directed by: Curtis Hanson

Starring: Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pierce, Kim Basinger

“One of the reasons “L.A. Confidential” is so good, why is deserves to be mentioned with “Chinatown,” is that it’s not just plot and atmosphere. There are convincing characters here, not least Kim Basinger‘s hooker, whose quiet line, “I thought I was helping you,” is one of the movie’s most revealing moments. Russell Crowe (“Virtuosity” and “Romper Stomper”) and Guy Pearce (“The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert”) are two Australian actors who here move convincingly into starmaking roles, and Kevin Spacey uses perfect timing to suggest his character’s ability to move between two worlds while betraying both (he has a wonderful scene where he refuses to cooperate with a department investigation–until they threaten his job on the TV show).”

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