The Black Dahlia Script

Script by:Josh Friedman (Screenplay), James Ellroy (Novel)
Directed by:Brian De Palma

Plot:Lee Blanchard and Bucky Bleichert are former boxers-turned-cops in 1940s Los Angeles and, when an aspiring young actress turns up dead, Blanchard and Bleichert must grapple with corruption, narcissism, stag films and family madness as they pursue the killer.

L.A. Confidential (1997) Script

Script by:James Ellroy (Author), Brian Helgeland (Screenplay), Curtis Hanson (Screenplay)
Directed by:Curtis Hanson

Plot:Three detectives in the corrupt and brutal L.A. police force of the 1950s use differing methods to uncover a conspiracy behind the shotgun slayings of the patrons at an all-night diner.