L.A. Confidential

rodneyfaile

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Does anyone here ever remember seeing a version of L.A. Confidential that was NOT in chronological order, kinda like Pulp Fiction?

I've tried to find out through Google, but couldn't find anything about it.

I am POSITIVE when I first saw this movie, it was a version that was not in chronological order. I remember watching Smith (James Cromwell) announce that the suspect they were looking for was Rollo Tomasi and seeing Exley (Guy Pearce) looked surprised to hear that name, but it wasnt until later in the movie that you get to see the earlier scene when Exley (Guy Pearce) tells Vincennes (Kevin Spacey) who "Rollo Tomasi" is.

I also remember Bud White (Russell Crowe) finding Buzz Meeks under the house before we know who he is.

I've asked other people but no one seems to remember anything like this. Anyone here?
 
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I saw L.A.C. a couple times during its initial theatrical run, but I never saw the non-chronological version you're describing.

The thing is, Pearce's reaction to hearing "Rolo Tomasi" doesn't play if we don't know what the name signifies. It's one of the most dramatic moments in the film, and the reason it works so well is because it was written that way to begin with (I've got an old copy of the shooting script, having worked on the advertising campaign).

Sounds like the projectionist may have run the reels out of order.

:)
 
I saw L.A.C. a couple times during its initial theatrical run, but I never saw the non-chronological version you're describing.

The thing is, Pearce's reaction to hearing "Rolo Tomasi" doesn't play if we don't know what the name signifies. It's one of the most dramatic moments in the film, and the reason it works so well is because it was written that way to begin with (I've got an old copy of the shooting script, having worked on the advertising campaign).

Sounds like the projectionist may have run the reels out of order.

:)

Seeing it the way I saw it, there was still a dramatic moment, but it was the revelation that earlier Exley had told Vincennes about "Rollo Tomasi" and then you understand. Up till that point you didnt know that it was Smith who killed Vincennes. That scene played later.

I didnt see it in the theatre, it was on TV. Must have been HBO or something. It was much more out of order chronologically that just swapping reels. I know I am not crazy, but since I cant find anything out about it, and no one else has heard of it, must have been a broadcasting fiasco or something? I dont know.
 
hmmm cant say Ive ever seen one out of chronilogical order, but ill have a look about and see if I can dig it up.

edit: Done some digging and there is no traces of a non chronilogical order version, but if you find it I wouldnt mind a look. Absolutley love this film.
 
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That's what sprang immediately to my mind. That and Pulp
Fiction are the only out of sequence movies that spring easily
to my uneasy mind. Wasn't _the Usual Suspects_ out of
sequence? Hmmm.... Maybe _Fight Club_?
 
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