The Black Dahlia brings the latest work of the respected director Brian De Palma, whose film credits include weight as Scarface, The Untouchables, and Carrie,. Have the cast, although with less significant names, brings two of the most sought after actors of today, Josh Hartnett (Checkmate) and Scarlett Johansson (Lost in Translation), in the leading roles, and Hilary Swank, winner of the 2005 Oscar for best actress for Million Dollar Baby.Black Dahlia had the privilege to officially open the Venice Film Festival this year, even amongst the competitors, a fact that has not happened for 20 years.The film is set in a retro atmosphere, with a clear call for time spent whose traits and values, good or bad, has not come back. You can even say that most characteristic of film noir is this: to tell engaging stories and timeless, with a good dose of cynicism in the dialogues. For this cynical tone, there is as usual noir characters sounding false, as nothing is as it seems at first sight in this world. The exception is borne by the boy, who is not exactly the typical boy-savior-of-day, but that figure whose primary motivation is to bring to its ultimate consequences acts that are generally noble and courageous.The best film noir is set in the police environment, where the detective-boy runs through a bumpy road of intrigue and betrayal to find the truth, or being found by her.
This is the script for The Black Dahlia, where the two partners of police Bleichert and Lee Blanchard (played by Hartnett and Aaron Eckhart) investigate the death of a young actress, an intricate web of skirmishes. The duo is famous for starring in the middle of a police boxing match mezzo-promocional/mezzo-caridade, fighting "Fire Ice X '. The two also share the love of one woman, the femme fatale Kay Lake (Johansson), who is the wife of Lee Blanchard, and thus sets the classic love triangle affective.In the middle of this plot, still appears Sprangue Madeleine (Swank), a paper lover Bleichert discontinued and at the same time, victim and perpetrator of the crime investigated.De Palma continues with the hand that made him famous. Panoramic shots carefully chosen, using the framework of lights and shadows, everything that is known of him. Added to this, De Palma has the critical sense to surround himself with a crew very competent and creative, most multi-awarded. All this mixed with a well-worked Black Dahlia make a good film not only for lovers of noir style, but also for lovers of good cinema.