The Black Dahlia is a 2006 American neo noir crime thriller film directed by Brian De Palma. It is drawn from a novel of the same name by James Ellroy, the author of L.A. Confidential, and stars Josh Hartnett, Scarlett Johansson, Aaron Eckhart and Hilary Swank. The widely sensationalized murder of Elizabeth Short inspired both the novel and the film. The film's placement as the opening entry at the 63rd Venice International Film Festival on August 30, 2006, was its world premiere. Wide release was on September 15, 2006. Despite its failure — both critically and financially — the film was nominated for Best Cinematography at the 79th Academy Awards. Pan's Labyrinth took that prize instead. Mia Kirshner's performance as the tragic Elizabeth Short was widely praised. Wikipedia
The Black Dahlia is a member of the following lists: American films, English-language films, Films based on novels, Universal Pictures films, Films set in the 1940s, Films set in Los Angeles, California, Neo-noir, Films directed by Brian De Palma, Films shot in Los Angeles, California and 2000s crime films.
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