Noir As Good As It Could Have Been: Our girl crush Carina Chocano’s review of the Black Dahlia makes a passing (and funny) reference to all the over-the-top cross-promotions between the LAT and the new De Palma film. When you launch the paper’s homepage this morning, in fact, you’re hit with a Black Dahlia pop-up ad. It truly is embarrassing how much the LAT has pimped this film, particularly since, apparently, it’s not that good.
Huh? James Ellroy wrote a piece in today’s paper (Look, Ma! More cross-promotion!), but we think the LAT accidentally printed the outline for the piece, rather than the piece itself. That, or Ellroy is starkers.
My novel and now Brian De Palma’s film. Our separate constellations of desire. A book I wrote 20 years ago and De Palma’s complementary and radically unique visual record. And three incandescent minutes of Mia Kirshner as Elizabeth Short.
Finding a Place To Molt: The interesting thing about this piece on SAG president Alan Rosenberg’s apology for sending a nasty personal e-mail to member Laird Stuart is that it’s not an apology. His only regret for calling Stuart a “sorry excuse for a human being,” apparently, is that Stuart forwarded his e-mail to 17,000 people.
FBLA hates it when people we’re eviscerating don’t have the decency to keep our nasty comments to themselves.