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Cinema: The Black Dahlia, directed by Brian De Palma, at cinemas nationwide, cert 16.

16th September, 2006

Cinema: The Black Dahlia, directed by Brian De Palma, at cinemas nationwide, cert 16.

Although based on the unsolved murder of aspiring Hollywood starlet Elizabeth Short in 1946, one look at the credits of The Black Dahlia hints at much more than a routine detective story.

As with LA Confidential (1997), the film is based on a James Ellroy novel, where storylines weave intricate and seemingly disconnected paths. Director Brian De Palma (Carlito’s Way) establishes characters and...

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