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Robert Kuperberg in James Ellroy: American Dog

James Ellroy: American Dog

2006 NR

Famed novelist James Ellroy, known as the "Demon Dog" of crime fiction, narrates this stylish documentary, which retraces his life from a tragedy-filled childhood, through a tumultuous adolescence and to eventual acclaim as a celebrated author. Haunted by the brutal murder of his mother when he was just 10 years old, Ellroy became fascinated with crime and the underbelly of society, exploring the darkest sides of humanity through his writing.