Nate and Ryan are no strangers to their own nostalgia, but for this episode, they rewatch LA Confidential and discuss how Hollywood handles nostalgia. LA Confidential‘s view of 1950s Hollywood takes the tropes of noir and the glamour of old Hollywood and exposes the corruption that lurks just barely below the surface. Nate and Ryan talk about the popularity cycle of decades, what can be gained by looking back critically, and what is dangerous about trying to return to the past.
What is your history with LA Confidential? Which movies look back successfully? Let us know!