Phillip Seymour Hoffman??? As who? A Gay Bookstore owner? I have to agree with Swampfox, I have been writing for year's, but it's obvious that age = quality. Just as a fine Wine matures with age, so does a Writer's skill'(s). Character is everything,...I was alway's good at mood, tone etc. but the shading of character's and their different styles of speech etc. is what improves the most. At least it has for me. So Ellroy's maturation has shown from book to book. I like this movie well enough, but the Actor's (all of them) either acted like they were 'High' on Coke,...or wasted on Qualudes, e.g. Hopkin's Wife. UGH! My choice for Hopkin's would be Clive Owen,...and Johnny Depp as Bobby Franco. With the story stretched out a bit character wise, and more murder's,...there was very little 'shock-value' in COP. And let's forget about Leslie Ann Warren. She was terrible in this flick, and believe it or not, I would cast Drew Barrymore in the role. She's a bit like the character in real life. But that's just me. For better Ellroy book to movie excursion, check L.A. Confidential. Sorry, but can not recommend the Black Dahlia. I can't stand Aaron Eckfart. Rock On Ya'll!
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drew barrymore? no. clive owen would be cool, tho.
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