Why David Mamet would write a screenplay about Phil Spector and imply that he might not be guilty of killing Lana Clarkson is a mystery to us and many other people. We’ve never been a fan of Mamet, but this is an insult to the innocent victim and the California justice system – and journalistically unethical. The late Clarkson’s publicist Ed Lozzi has been tirelessly protesting the script and arranged a demonstration at a recent screening of the HBO movie airing Sunday. LA Times reporter Harriet Ryan, who painstakingly covered both of Spector’s murder trials agrees that the script is laughably inaccurate and ignores the facts that got Spector convicted. It actually hints that he didn’t pull the trigger! It’s frightening to think that viewers’ opinions of Spector might soften and they shouldn’t. The fact that Al Pacino is excellent in the role and the movie is top quality otherwise, only makes it worse. Click HERE to read Ryan’s story BEFORE you see the movie.
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