13 April 2008

Street Kings

'Street Kings' is apparently based on a James Ellroy novel, 'The Night Watchman'. I was surprised when I saw his name in the writing credits last night. I have heard of this well-known writer of crime fiction previously but I must admit that I am unfamiliar with his work. 'LA Confidential' was apparently based on a book of his as well.The depiction of the LA underworld in the Street Kings and the extent of corruption in the LAPD were of interest as well. Heh.

2 comments:

Wilfrid said...

Oh really?! I think I have 'The Night Watchman' in my book shelf somewhere and till today, I still haven't opened it yet.

Perhaps I shall watch the movie first ...

Chuang Shyue Chou said...

I am amazed. Have you read many of Ellroy's books then?

And have you read the book which LA Confidential was based on?