[books] James Ellroy says film adaptation of LA Confidential was ‘as deep as a tortilla’“Whether you like it or not, I live in the past,” he said. As far as he was concerned, history ended – as did his 2009 book Blood’s a Rover – in May 1972. He was only interested in what came before. “That is the period of my emotional and intellectual curiosity. Nothing after May of 72 vibrates my vindaloo.” He said he had always been the same. “In 1956, when I was eight years old, I alerted my mother to the fact that I believed that world war two was still going on.” It ended before he was born, she replied. “I didn’t believe her then, I don’t believe her now.”

James Ellroy: “Nothing after May of 72 vibrates my vindaloo.”

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Went to see a talk by Ellroy at the festival hall. Sacred cows gleefully butchered include Martin Scorcese, Truman Capote & In Cold Blood, Cormac Mccarthy, William Faulkner, the film adaptation of his own book LA Confidential, Orson Welles ‘and his quasi masterpiece’ and finally the ‘hackneyed writing’ ofThe Wire (there was an audible gasp of disbelief from the audience of crime fiction fans at such heresy)

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