Spoiling The Black Dahlia

Slate’s “post-view” of Brian De Palma’s latest.

Click here  * to listen to Slate’s Spoiler Special about The Black Dahlia, or click here to subscribe to the Spoiler Special podcast in iTunes.

Police and moviemakers have had nearly 60 years to figure out the mystery of Los Angeles’ infamous “Black Dahlia” murder. Amazingly, the Brian De Palma film about the murder, which opened last Friday, seems as confused as the cops who first discovered Elizabeth Short’s mutilated body in a field in 1947.

For help figuring out the movie (if not the real murder), we present Slate’s latest Spoiler Special. Dana Stevens and Bryan Curtis try to untangle the film’s complex (or is it nonsensical?) plot.

Click here * to play or download the Black Dahlia spoiler.

And here are links to our previous Spoiler Specials:

Snakes on a Plane

World Trade Center

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

Miami Vice


Lady in the Water

My Super Ex-Girlfriend

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest

The Devil Wears Prada

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