RARA-AVIS: James Ellroy as Post Modern

From: Bludis Jack ( buildsnburns@yahoo.com)
Date: 20 Mar 2007

If I'm reading this discussion right, it seems to me that
"L.A.Confidential" is post-modern, which in a sense qualifies Ellroy as one who takes a new turn in noir.

I disliked the book, incidentally, and thought the movie an improved version of the same story -- the movie is one of my favorites.

I liked "The Black Dahlia" novel better than the movie, but even at that I found it bloated -- which has nothing to do with post modern. It may be that I prefer the straight narrative of 60,000 word novel to the scrapbook approach to creating a novel and a situation.

(Before someone comments, I know "The Black Dahlia" was almost twice the 60,000 word length that I prefer.)

Jack Bludis

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