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Getting to know the real James Ellroy

He’s the self-proclaimed demon dog of crime fiction and his own back story is as riveting as anything he's penned. The unsolved murder of his own mother has been the driving force behind his work, turning him into an uncompromising, unapologetic chronicler of humanity's dark side. After spending his twenties drunk, drugged and delinquent, he went on to become a best-selling author, with books like LA Confidential and The Black Dahlia also being turned into blockbuster films.

James Ellroy joins Jade Barker on set to talk about why he likes to blend history with fiction, how his style is subordinate to his books and how he’s not looking for closure over his mother’s death. He also gives us a taster of what’s going to be in his next novel, the first instalment of a second LA Quartet series. The hint is in the title "Perfidia", which is both a classic 1930s song and the Spanish word for treachery.

Beneath the public persona of the demon dog, he also tells Jade who the real James Ellroy is. 

BEHIND THE SCENES WITH JAMES ELLROY AT FRANCE 24

By Jade BARKER

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2016-12-06 Culture

Jean-Michel Jarre: Breathing new life into 'Oxygène'

It’s been 40 years since his best-selling album "Oxygène" was released and sold 18 million copies around the world. Jean-Michel Jarre has now released "Oxygène 3" to mark the...

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2016-12-05 Culture

Music Show: Electro star Agoria stays 'Up All Night'

We meet Sébastien Devaud, the DJ, producer and beatmaker known as Agoria. His new EP "Up All Night" saw him working with visual artists as well as musicians; Agoria tells us why...

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2016-12-02 music

Rendez-vous on '42nd Street' as the meta musical comes to Paris

The Theatre du Châtelet stands in for Broadway, as a new production of "42nd Street" delights French audiences. The show’s stars Monique Young and Alexander Hanson join us in the...

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2016-12-01 Catherine Deneuve

French leading lady Catherine Deneuve speaks to FRANCE 24

France's favourite leading lady sits down with FRANCE 24 in Burma at the Memory International Film Festival where she’s the guest of honour. Catherine Deneuve talks about the...

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2016-11-30 cinema

Film show: 'Moana', 'Ma' Rosa' & 'Wolf and Sheep'

We sail to the southern seas with Disney's new heroine, Moana. The pocket-sized Polynesian protagonist shirks the princess label and forges her own adventures on land and sea....

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