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The Resource L.A. confidential, Warner Bros. Pictures ; 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, (DVD videorecording)

L.A. confidential, Warner Bros. Pictures ; 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, (DVD videorecording)

Label
L.A. confidential
Title
L.A. confidential
Statement of responsibility
Warner Bros. Pictures ; 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
Contributor
Actor
Cinematographer
Composer
Director
Performer
Producer
Screenwriter
Singer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • fre
  • 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."
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Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
  • chart
  • videorecording
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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
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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  • Milchan, Arnon
  • Wolper, David L.
  • Helgeland, Brian
  • Hanson, Curtis
  • Nathanson, Michael
  • 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
  • Goldsmith, Jerry
  • Ellroy, James
  • Pied Pipers (Musical group)
  • Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- )
  • Regency Enterprises
  • Wolper Organization
  • Monarchy Enterprises B.V
  • Warner Home Video (Firm)
Runtime
138
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  • Police
  • Police corruption
  • Prostitutes
  • Criminal behavior
  • Organized crime
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
  • American fiction
  • DVD-Video discs
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
L.A. confidential, Warner Bros. Pictures ; 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, (DVD videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Includes bonus compact disc
  • Based on the novel by James Ellroy
Accompanying material
1 compact disc (4 3/4 in.)
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
computer disc
Carrier category code
cd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
  • quadrophonic multichannel or surround
  • unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Disc 1. Feature film: Come to L.A. -- Disc 2. Special features
  • 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
  • other
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Second-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
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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
  • videodisc
  • sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)247557811
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; 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, Warner Bros. Pictures ; 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, (DVD videorecording)
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Includes bonus compact disc
  • Based on the novel by James Ellroy
Accompanying material
1 compact disc (4 3/4 in.)
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
computer disc
Carrier category code
cd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
  • quadrophonic multichannel or surround
  • unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Disc 1. Feature film: Come to L.A. -- Disc 2. Special features
  • 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
  • other
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Second-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
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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
  • videodisc
  • sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)247557811
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; 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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