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Scenic Routes: The late Curtis Hanson staged a murder scene for the ages in L.A. Confidential

In Scenic Routes, Mike D’Angelo looks at key scenes, explaining how they work and what they mean. When the sad news broke last week that Curtis Hanson died, it occurred to me that I’ve unconsciously associated Hanson with death for almost 20 years now. Odd, because his movies aren’t generally violent. Indeed, they aren’t generally anything, really, apart from “worth seeing.
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