Limited series about the Black Dahlia murder. Chris Pine stars. Patti Jenkins directs. Looks good.
I AM THE NIGHT
|by Anonymous||reply 60||Yesterday at 7:05 AM|
What time period does this take place in? It doesn’t look very 1940s....
|by Anonymous||reply 1||12/26/2018|
Another Black Dahlia movie/series?
|by Anonymous||reply 2||12/26/2018|
It’s set in the late 40s. Hairstyles are not period appropriate imo.
It’s based on a true story, r2, so a unique angle at least.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||12/26/2018|
Um. I believe it's actually set in the 60s.
[quote]Inspired by true events, I AM THE NIGHT tells the gripping story of Fauna Hodel (India Eisley), a teenage girl who is given away at birth, and grows up outside of Reno, Nevada. Fauna lives more-or-less comfortably with the mysteries of her origin, until one day she makes a discovery that leads her to question everything. As Fauna begins to investigate the secrets of her past, she meets a ruined reporter (Chris Pine), haunted by the case that undid him.
[quote]Together they follow a sinister trail that swirls ever closer to an infamous Los Angeles gynecologist, Dr. George Hodel (Jefferson Mays), a man involved in some of Hollywood’s darkest debauchery, and possibly, its most infamous unsolved crime
|by Anonymous||reply 4||12/26/2018|
This looks great. Patty Jenkins and Pine work very well together.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||12/26/2018|
Ugh. Another one of the "Chris actors" thrust upon us? No thanks.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||12/26/2018|
R6 what are you, prejudiced or something?
|by Anonymous||reply 7||12/26/2018|
I haven't seen Wonder Woman, but Monster was a good film and I thought Patty Jenkins did a fantastic job directing the pilot and, then, season 2 finale of The Killing.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||12/26/2018|
Does he get naked in this one?
|by Anonymous||reply 9||12/26/2018|
It's all the same, bland, fungible, mind-numbing, nondescript, anodyne actor. Chris Pine, Chris Klein, Chris Evans, Chris Pratt, Chris Hemsworth. They all put people in a Chris COMA.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||12/26/2018|
Chris Klein wishes he could be included in that group.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||12/26/2018|
He looks like a younger Peter O'Toole.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||12/26/2018|
R11 what group?
|by Anonymous||reply 13||12/26/2018|
One of those things is not like the others.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||12/26/2018|
[quote]I believe it's actually set in the 60s.
So, are they claiming that the girl's mother is Black Dahlia who was murdered in 1947 or merely that this girl's story is somehow connected to the doctor who has been linked by amateur sleuths to that murder?
|by Anonymous||reply 15||12/26/2018|
It's about the Hodel girl and her connection to Dr. Hodel, the presumed BD killer, in the mid sixties. I am not certain, but I believe that he and John Huston raped her multiple times at parties held in the Hodel home--an LA architectural landmark which looks like a Mayan temple. Steven Hodel her brother was an LAPD detective who wrote a book declaring his father to be the killer.
fun fact: her bff as a young woman was Michelle Phillips.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||12/26/2018|
Is it on tv or movies
|by Anonymous||reply 17||12/26/2018|
No, Dr. George Hodel was suspected of being the Black Dahlia killer. He was charged with incest of his daughter Tamar, who claimed that he raped and impregnated her and then forced her to get an abortion. She was sent to a detention center after his acquittal. She was later raped by another student and gave birth to that child -- Fauna Hodel. Tamar's father placed Fauna with a black family in Nevada on the condition that the child would never be formally adopted and would keep her name.
This Fauna Hodel is the main character in this miniseries. She is not half black as her birth certificate indicates. When her mother Tamar was in the juvenile detention center, she was horrified by how the black kids were mistreated by the whites, so she lied on the birth certificate as she was embarrassed.
Tamar Hodel eventually married a black man, had another daughter (Deborah), divorced and then forced the 10-year-old Deborah into prostitution to pay the bills.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||12/26/2018|
Additionally, Tamar Hodel became good friends with Michelle Gilliam Phillips (Mamas and Papas). Michelle knew that Tamar had been telling the truth about the incest that she had suffered at the hands of her father. Years later, Michelle would date Jack Nicholson. She told him things about Tamar and George Hodel. Nicholson was a friend and collaborator of Roman Polanski and starred in Chinatown. In that movie, Faye Dunaway plays the role of a woman who was raped by her father (but forced to have the child).
Ironically, the father in Chinatown was played by John Huston, a former friend of Dr. George Hodel's and who once tried to rape Tamar (her mother intervened).
|by Anonymous||reply 19||12/26/2018|
[quote]Michelle knew that Tamar had been telling the truth about the incest that she had suffered at the hands of her father.
And yet she still called Mackenzie a liar?
|by Anonymous||reply 20||12/26/2018|
Pine's lucky to have his pretty face, because that's all he has. He doesn't even have a hot body to go with it, it's totally average.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||12/26/2018|
Sheesh, guys. We all know how to Google, but not all of us are deeply familiar with this case and may, ya know, want to go into the series not knowing the full history of the Hodels.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||12/26/2018|
Chris Pine can get back to the top of the slide and kiss my bloody bollocks. That chap is not the night. More like a midday sigh. And yeah, I am the walrus. There, I said it.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||12/26/2018|
American Horror Story covered this already.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||12/26/2018|
loooove me my chris pine
only gets hotter with age.
very kool guy in person too
|by Anonymous||reply 25||12/26/2018|
Ide eat his ass out right there on santa monica blvd by whore corner...
|by Anonymous||reply 26||12/26/2018|
Did anyone else watch this? I thought it was average. The podcast the Root of Evil which is hosted by Fauna's daughters is interesting. You feel bad for Fauna because her adoptive mother was an abusive drink and her biological mother and other relatives were also fucked in the head.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||03/09/2019|
What a waste of time; "I Am The Night" sucked!
|by Anonymous||reply 28||03/09/2019|
boring show, damn with chris in it ide hoped for more, worse even than the new true detective.....and that's bad. like SLOW AS A TURTLE ON HOT PAVEMENT
|by Anonymous||reply 29||03/09/2019|
Don't give the op asswipe the honor of a reply, she now she a paid shill
|by Anonymous||reply 30||03/09/2019|
oop wrong thread sorry
|by Anonymous||reply 31||03/10/2019|
yea, the show so below chris pine's talent and hotness, the show is a big nothing
|by Anonymous||reply 32||03/10/2019|
"William Hurt, John Hurt, John Heard, Jon Savage: One of these actors must die." David Letterman told that joke because those actors' names were often confused. Today it would be Chris Pine, Chris Klein, Chris Evans, Chris Pratt, and Chris Hemsworth.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||03/10/2019|
For those who are watching/have watched this series: I’m fascinated by the true life story (the Black Dahlia, the creepy Mayan inspired house on Franklin Ave., the Hodels, etc.) and I like Chris Pine as an actor.
I was super excited for the show, but found the first episode to be dull, amateurishly written, and slow—which was a big disappointment.
Sometimes the first episode of a series is not indicative of how the rest of the show will be though, so I’m curious: does it get better??
|by Anonymous||reply 34||03/10/2019|
Pine inherited his dad’s bad skin.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||03/10/2019|
no it stays dull as fuk. pos.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||03/10/2019|
Is the Fauna character based on real life or is she fictional? I don't remember her in all I read about the murder.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||03/10/2019|
|by Anonymous||reply 38||03/10/2019|
So far Jenkins is a one-hit wonder ("Monster"). Wonder Woman was a dreary slog.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||03/10/2019|
Bump. Watching this now. The most twisted and outrageous story ever, and they made a big bore of it, with all of this stupid unrelated subplots. The Chris Pine character is superfluous and annoying, and the nonstop scary music is ridiculous. The whole thing reminds me of that Manson show they fucked up a few years ago.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||03/13/2019|
^ I meant the real story is insane, and they actually made it dull.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||03/13/2019|
The podcast about the family is better
|by Anonymous||reply 42||03/13/2019|
r33 = Chris Klein
|by Anonymous||reply 43||03/13/2019|
R35 nothing wrong there.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||03/13/2019|
worst series of the year so far.
chris why u in this piece of shit
|by Anonymous||reply 45||03/14/2019|
I agree, the podcast is fascinating. That's what got me onto the show, actually. The show goes out of its way to be ......I dunno, about something else.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||03/14/2019|
[quote]Is the Fauna character based on real life or is she fictional? I don't remember her in all I read about the murder.
Yes Fauna was a real person. The real Fauna died of cancer in 2017. As another poster said the podcast Root of Evil is better than the show.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||03/14/2019|
I'm listening to the podcast up through episode two and it is WACK.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||03/15/2019|
Oooh, now I want to listen too, R48!
|by Anonymous||reply 49||03/15/2019|
I don't watch a lot of Chris Pine movies, but he seems to be aping some early Jeff Bridges in this performance.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||Last Saturday at 3:31 PM|
This series really, really, really sucked.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||Last Saturday at 3:36 PM|
Chris Pine was wonderful though
|by Anonymous||reply 52||Last Saturday at 3:40 PM|
There's something about the way Chris Pine looks in this series, really dirty, smelly, and unpleasant..
I used to think he was moderately attractive - no more.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||Last Saturday at 3:49 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 54||Last Saturday at 3:53 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 55||Last Saturday at 4:05 PM|
I used to love Chris Pratt.
Now he's a "Christian", gun loving fatty. And he's heading to the alter with that sad looking Shriver girl.
Chris Pine is way better. Although my friends tell me he's a big boozer.
The story is a great one but the series wasn't. That doctor Hodel and that nasty J.H. were in it up to their necks.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||Last Saturday at 4:30 PM|
OP's photo of Chris Pines-his lips are SO PINK AND GAY.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||Last Saturday at 5:04 PM|
flop, boring. dull, still love chris pine tho, the girl was zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
|by Anonymous||reply 58||Yesterday at 4:33 AM|
A better writing and producing team could have made a great series if they had focused on Steve Hodel's book Black Dahila Avenger as source material. Fauna Hodel's book One Day She'll Darken is a great book to read because it shows how Tamar Hodel's lie about Fauna being biracial caused a lot of mental issues for Fauna. Tamar would have probably good friends with Rachel Dolezal
|by Anonymous||reply 59||Yesterday at 4:56 AM|
I think it's almost comic that the only reasonably effective Black Dahlia movie is the zero budget Movie of the Week version from the early 70s starring Lucie Arnaz.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||Yesterday at 7:05 AM|