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Film Appreciation... Curtis Hanson


Nominated for Best Director for "LA Confidential", an evocative film that transports us to an earlier era, "LA Confidential" is easily the pinnacle of Curtis Hanson's career to date. An accomplished Hollywood veteran of contemporary character driven thrillers ("Bad Influence", "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle"), Hanson wove the multiple stories of author James Ellroy's dark 50's noir together masterfully. He etches out not only a handful of memorable characters but a gritty snapshot of Hollywood in an earlier, more corrupt era.

Hanson has been honored as Best Director by every major critic's organization (except the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences) in the country and has won a Writer's Guild Award and an Academy Award for Best Screenplay for "LA Confidential".

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