Cinema: Church Biz TRUE CONFESSIONS

Directed by Ulu Grosbard Screenplay by Joan Didion and John Gregory Dunne

TRUE CONFESSIONS Directed by Ulu Grosbard Screenplay by Joan Didion and John Gregory Dunne

A grand novel, was John Gregory Dunne's True Confessions. Taking as his real-life hook the grisly (and unsolved) Black Dahlia murder case, in which a young woman of no particular virtue was found here and there in a vacant Los Angeles lot in 1947, Dunne created characters who jumped, kicked and back-stabbed off the page. The Spellacy brothers—Detective Tom and Monsignor Des—played each other like a couple of harps and took down half the town's power elite when they played...

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