You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘Dahlia’ launches on Lido

The 63rd Venice Film Festival kicked off Wednesday with Brian De Palma’s noir “The Black Dahlia” giving the Lido some sparkle. De Palma’s adaptation of James Ellroy’s novel, which delves into the underbelly of 1940s Hollywood as it reconstructs the murder of aspiring actress Elizabeth Short, was received warmly, although inevitable comparisons with Curtis Hanson’s “L.A. Confidential,” also from an Ellroy novel, were not always in its favor. However, Ellroy, also at the Lido, praised De Palma for “isolating the key themes of sexual obsession, redemption and the triangulation of one man (Hartnett) between two women (Johansson and Hilary Swank).”

More News

  • Coco Trailer

    'Coco' Stuffing 'Justice League' at Thanksgiving Box Office

    The 63rd Venice Film Festival kicked off Wednesday with Brian De Palma’s noir “The Black Dahlia” giving the Lido some sparkle. De Palma’s adaptation of James Ellroy’s novel, which delves into the underbelly of 1940s Hollywood as it reconstructs the murder of aspiring actress Elizabeth Short, was received warmly, although inevitable comparisons with Curtis Hanson’s […]

  • Gal Gadot Kumail Nanjiani Actors on

    Gal Gadot and Kumail Nanjiani Riff on Their Parents' Expectations and Name Mispronunciations

    The 63rd Venice Film Festival kicked off Wednesday with Brian De Palma’s noir “The Black Dahlia” giving the Lido some sparkle. De Palma’s adaptation of James Ellroy’s novel, which delves into the underbelly of 1940s Hollywood as it reconstructs the murder of aspiring actress Elizabeth Short, was received warmly, although inevitable comparisons with Curtis Hanson’s […]

  • SGIFF: Singapore Festival Launches in Understated

    Singapore Festival Launches in Understated Style

    The 63rd Venice Film Festival kicked off Wednesday with Brian De Palma’s noir “The Black Dahlia” giving the Lido some sparkle. De Palma’s adaptation of James Ellroy’s novel, which delves into the underbelly of 1940s Hollywood as it reconstructs the murder of aspiring actress Elizabeth Short, was received warmly, although inevitable comparisons with Curtis Hanson’s […]

  • Occupied 2

    MTG Studios Boards Norwegian Drama Series 'Wisting'

    The 63rd Venice Film Festival kicked off Wednesday with Brian De Palma’s noir “The Black Dahlia” giving the Lido some sparkle. De Palma’s adaptation of James Ellroy’s novel, which delves into the underbelly of 1940s Hollywood as it reconstructs the murder of aspiring actress Elizabeth Short, was received warmly, although inevitable comparisons with Curtis Hanson’s […]

  • A Photograph Made Available on 13

    Roland Emmerich's Centropolis, Flimmer Team Up on Mozart's 'The Magic Flute' (EXCLUSIVE)

    The 63rd Venice Film Festival kicked off Wednesday with Brian De Palma’s noir “The Black Dahlia” giving the Lido some sparkle. De Palma’s adaptation of James Ellroy’s novel, which delves into the underbelly of 1940s Hollywood as it reconstructs the murder of aspiring actress Elizabeth Short, was received warmly, although inevitable comparisons with Curtis Hanson’s […]

  • Jean Reno Boards Pablo Aragüés’ Fantasy

    Jean Reno Boards Pablo Aragüés’ Fantasy Thriller ‘1,200 Souls’ (EXCLUSIVE)

    The 63rd Venice Film Festival kicked off Wednesday with Brian De Palma’s noir “The Black Dahlia” giving the Lido some sparkle. De Palma’s adaptation of James Ellroy’s novel, which delves into the underbelly of 1940s Hollywood as it reconstructs the murder of aspiring actress Elizabeth Short, was received warmly, although inevitable comparisons with Curtis Hanson’s […]

  • endemol shine logo

    Endemol Shine Surprises With Plan to Shrink Southeast Asia Operation

    The 63rd Venice Film Festival kicked off Wednesday with Brian De Palma’s noir “The Black Dahlia” giving the Lido some sparkle. De Palma’s adaptation of James Ellroy’s novel, which delves into the underbelly of 1940s Hollywood as it reconstructs the murder of aspiring actress Elizabeth Short, was received warmly, although inevitable comparisons with Curtis Hanson’s […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content