In the new episode of Film Stories with Simon Brew, an acclaimed James Ellroy adaptation, and an underappreciated studio comedy.

James Ellroy’s L.A. Confidential was a novel the author described as ‘movie adaptation proof’. But as it turned out, several people wanted to try.

Morning Glory meanwhile gave Rachel McAdams her first lead comedy role – but she took some persuading to take it on.

Stories of both are discussed in this episode.

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