An ongoing conversation about all things James Ellroy and Ellroy adjacent...Images and extrapolations cohere.
the pervdog's guide to paranoid thrillers
Today on the Ellroy Boys, we’re discussing a couple of films concerned with assassins, their networks and men who attempting to stop them. One, is a lean home invasion flick starring Frank Sinatra & Sterling Hayden, Suddenly, the other is The Parallax View, a film Alex Cox called the “greatest JFK conspiracy film of the all”. Whether or not you agree with said statement, Pakula’s labyrinthine thriller, gorgeously photographed by Gordon Willis, is entertaining and wonderfully well put together. We discuss our favorite moments from each film and naturally, further extrapolate on how and why these movies are tied to themes so explicitly examined by our favorite writer.
Iron John meets Cumtown
Three reasonably hirsute men evangelizing the chthonic and beautiful. It’s a hang, a growl—one last dirty stand against this blasted landscape of sanitized and callow cultural production. Thank god. Give ‘er a listen.