After Dark, My Sweet (1990) ***1/2

A really good adaptation of Thompson's book - a little different than I was expecting and only missing a few bits, but largely faithful. The cast is strong and it's a nice slow burn modern noir. The biggest marks against this film are the unfortunately blasé and cheesy score by Maurice Jarre (who has scored some major classics) and the fashion. If only this had been made in a different decade.

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