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Brown's Requiem
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written by RRappuhn April 12, 2004 - 11:13 AM PDT
1 out of 1 members found this review helpful
Ok film, but just as with the 'L.A. Confidental' film, after reading Brown's Requiem ( I think it was Ellroy's first work and the only one in the detective genre ), the film is quite a disappointment. Part of my enjoyment with Ellroy's work is his plot layering, subcontexts, and the hidden/revealed ( and the fact that they are somewhat autobiographical ). Even though I thought L.A. Confidental a good film and enjoyable with the very different story line; the film versions just do not do his novels justice as opposed to Kurt Vonnegut's 'Slaughter House 5' and 'Mothernight' where the films very closely followed the novels.
Look at the current 'Taking Lives' film compared to the book...the film quite banal and predictable, the book, the character took the wrong life...

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