Chinatown (1974) With a suspicious femme fatale bankrolling his snooping, private eye J.J. Gittes uncovers intricate dirty dealings in the Los Angeles .... waterworks and gets his nose slashed for his trouble in director Roman Polanski's complex neonoir classic. Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston...... to watch
L.A. Confidential is a 1997 neo-noir film based on James Ellroy's 1990 novel of the same title. This film featured unknown actors in the US….Guy Pierce and a young Russell Crowe…..77 wins & 48 nominations.
Photo-manipulation artist Michael Oswald transforms ordinary photographs into fantastical illustrations that are infinitely more interesting than reality. This illustration makes me question life, the way the world is simultaneously shifting between the "real", and the "fantasy" right before our very eyes. A feeling I would like to set across on my upcoming book cover, maybe? I'm fascinated.