The Black Dahlia

The Black Dahlia

  • Director: Brian De Palma
  • Writer: Josh Friedman,James Ellroy
  • Countries of origin: United States, Germany, United Kingdom, Israel, Bulgar
  • Language: English, German
  • Release date: September 15, 2006
  • Sound mix: Dolby Digital
  • Aspect ratio: 2.35 : 1
  • Also known as: Cehennem Çiçeği
  • "The Black Dahlia Haunting" is a feature film released by Universal Pictures in 2006, directed by Brian Russell De Palma and co-starred by Josh Hartnett , Scarlett I. Johansson , Aaron Eckhart , and Hilary Swank . The film was released in the United States on September 15, 2006.
    The film is adapted from a novel based on real events   . It tells the story of the brutal murder of a star who had just stepped into Hollywood in 1947. When investigating the case, two policemen who were former boxers brought out stories of prejudice, love, depravity, greed and evil   . At the 63rd Venice International Film Festival , this film was selected as the opening film   .


    • Release date September 15, 2006
    • Filming locations New Boyana Film Studios, Sofia, Bulgaria
    • Production companies Universal Pictures, Millennium Films, Signature Pictures

    Box office


    $50,000,000 (estimated)

    Gross US & Canada


    Opening weekend US & Canada


    Gross worldwide


    Movie reviews

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    • By Trenton 2022-04-20 09:01:57

      Nearly Bewitched by Scarlett - Serious Spoiler

      It didn't start until the last minute of the film, which is indeed a good film. Enough to burn your brain!
      The light and shadow switching at the end of the whole film revealed the real mystery, and Josh Hartnett's firm eyes also made me firmly believe that this is not a running account-style "suspense" movie. The seemingly chaotic editing and illogical context are the portrayal of the character's true heart.
      Serious spoiler: In the last shot of the film, the car on the lawn disappears...

    • By Astrid 2022-04-20 09:01:57

      Rich people have very different lives, but I think their deaths must also be very different.

      Just read it, and I understand the same as the owner. The most fascinating thing is not the intricate case, but the human nature. "The lives of the rich are very different, but I think their deaths must be very different." This sentence expresses what the director wants to say most, everything is about money. Money brings evil and brings evil. The director is obviously not someone who likes telling stories directly to others, but likes to tell people his inner thoughts through storytelling. The...

    • By Deondre 2022-04-20 09:01:57

      The coquettish woman is just a decoration, the perverted crime is unreasonable

      When I saw every woman, I was waiting for the hints buried behind the foreshadowing, but it was disappointing that there was no hint behind the foreshadowing. As expected at the beginning, a woman who looked like a black dahlia appeared, and all the previous The perverted crimes are nothing but simple killing. Although the editing makes people dizzy and the psychedelic colors fully confuse people, after these renderings, it is just an ending of "that's it" and "that's it".
      Of course, what...

    • By Alyce 2022-04-19 09:02:18

      It's actually not ugly.

      I haven't read the book yet. However, I think the key is the subtitle that appears at the end of the film: INSPIRED BY THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER CASE. So there is no need to compare and compare the eight very seriously, it is not a documentary trying to restore history. ,FOCUS is not necessarily the murdered Dahlia, but a "40s-style" movie made under the pretense of a famous case -- it is not a failure by the standard of whether it is STYLISH. It was interesting when I watched it, I read it in...

    • By Holden 2022-04-19 09:02:18

      "Courtesy of the Corpse"

      "Courtesy of the Corpse"
      2006-10-31 14:55:24 I
      made two trips to Hong Kong last week. I was going to go today, but Xiao An is ill...
      The schedule for going to Hong Kong is like going to a film festival ,
      In addition to the things to do,
      first check the schedule of the movies, and
      watch five films at once.
      "Bad corpse"
       21/10 09:20AM IFC

      always thought that new idol Scarlett Johansson was the corpse,
      but it...

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    • By Ashley 2022-04-24 07:01:15

      The footage of the corpse is a bit pricey, do you want to show that it is...

    • By Hollie 2022-04-24 07:01:15

      It is said that there is a heavy background of the times, so I don't understand it very well. ....

    • By Marty 2022-04-24 07:01:15

      I love the little tint of dusky yellow and I was shocked when I recognized Hillary...

    • By Lesly 2022-04-24 07:01:15

      It looks rather...

    • By Viviane 2022-04-24 07:01:15

      The quality of the pictures is modern, and the makeup, props, and montages are very similar to old movies in the 1930s and 1940s. retro piece. As for the plot, just so...

    Movie plot

    A 22-year-old girl Elizabeth Short ( Mia Kirshner ) came to the bustling city of Los Angeles. Like many young girls, her biggest dream is to become a film actor. But her appearance was not so beautiful that she caught the attention of others at first glance. She has long hair, likes to go to bars and nightclubs, believes in love and romance, and spends a lot of time on makeup. She soon became a fledgling star. Because of her black hair...
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    Behind the scenes gags

    Initially, Davey and Finch had planned to direct the film and hoped to shoot the film as a 3-hour black and white film. Later he decided to quit because he didn't believe that the producer would shoot according to his own vision.
    Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg had planned to play the role of Lee and play against Josh Hartnett , but the filming time coincided with the conflict with the sequel " The Brazilian Job " of " Italian Job " he...
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    Strong visual thriller

    The picture of the film has a strong sense of the times. From character costumes to story scenes, the film is full of gloomy and solemn atmosphere, which is consistent with the general tone of that era. Therefore, it also affects the clarity of the picture and the saturation of the color. For example, the skin color of the character is always sallow, and the details of the dark parts are not particularly good.
    Director Brian Russell De...
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    Sound effects add color and music to the topic

    When the murderer who killed "The Black Dahlia Haunting" described the killing process, he matched the characters' abnormal conversation and demeanor and fast-paced voice, which made the passage of the truth become quite impactful. It was a climax of the film. It works perfectly with the sound, and the sound produced has a good resemblance, which brings the texture of the film itself to a level.
    The composer and jazz trumpeter Mark Isha...
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    Movie quotes

    • Emmet Linscott: What kind of name is Bleichert? Dutch?

      Ofcr. Dwight "Bucky" Bleichert: German.

      Emmet Linscott: Ah, a great people, the Germans. Hitler was a bit excessive.

    • Frolic Bartender: The Dahlia's a sister?

    • Madeleine Linscott: Get the picture?

      Ofcr. Dwight "Bucky" Bleichert: Technicolor.