Don't watch documentaries on serial killers just before going to sleep

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Yes, they do say you shouldn't do that, but I often find myself doing it anyway. There's nothing like a series of grisly murders to lull you off to sleep.
 

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All Cunanan. All night long. :eck:

Riveting stuff. A lot in there about Cunanan that I didn't know. It's one hell of a story. I've been meaning to get round to watching The assassination of Gianni Versace: American crime story. Have you seen it?

Gianni Versace's house looked amazing. That pool!
 

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Riveting stuff. A lot in there about Cunanan that I didn't know. It's one hell of a story. I've been meaning to get round to watching The assassination of Gianni Versace: American crime story. Have you seen it?

Gianni Versace's house looked amazing. That pool!
Yes, it's a compelling thing. I haven't seen the fictionalized version yet but want to.
 
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Sorry, I didn't mean to upset you. Sometimes we forget that dark & twisted people have feelings too


Yesterday I watched episode 2 (the American Crime Story version) and it's very different from season 1.
To be honest I don't know much about Versace but he seemed like a passionate man. His residence is not just big and opulent, it's beautiful with lots of personal details. I like people who appreciate beauty and beautiful things, and maybe that's why this crime story looks so sad and depressing.

The killer, a handsome male whore, is extremely unlikeable.
It all feels like such a waste.
 

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Sorry, I didn't mean to upset you. Sometimes we forget that dark & twisted people have feelings too
Oh..... ummm….. okay.

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Yesterday I watched episode 2 (the American Crime Story version) and it's very different from season 1.
To be honest I don't know much about Versace but he seemed like a passionate man. His residence is not just big and opulent, it's beautiful with lots of personal details. I like people who appreciate beauty and beautiful things, and maybe that's why this crime story looks so sad and depressing.

The killer, a handsome male whore, is extremely unlikeable.
It all feels like such a waste.
I have to confess to a bit of a fascination with sordid high society crime. I have no use whatever for the kinds of downmarket domestic trailer park murders which have been painted across the small screen in recent years (a la 48 HOURS of DATELINE in the States, but I'm assuming most of the western media is doing the same nowadays) unless there's something really unique about them.

But add a genuinely upscale element to them, and my interest is piqued.

Is that the DYNASTY wannabe-good part of my brain, I ask you??

So I can watch Dominick Dunne's POWER, PRIVILEGE & JUSTICE and wish it was on DVD, but I can't stomach the other shows.




 
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Hmm, just finished episode 4 and I must say it's getting a bit tiresome. At first it had a "Talented Mr Ripley" vibe but most of Cunanan's scenes are one-on-one, and it's so much easier to manipulate an individual rather than a group of people.
But anyway, he's bad and he's a faker but do I need to watch 5 more episodes to realize that? It almost feels like glorification of the serial killer.

It's certainly not as compelling as the first series (O.J.) but all the Versace scenes are nice.
 

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Hmm, just finished episode 4 and I must say it's getting a bit tiresome. At first it had a "Talented Mr Ripley" vibe but most of Cunanan's scenes are one-on-one, and it's so much easier to manipulate an individual rather than a group of people.
But anyway, he's bad and he's a faker but do I need to watch 5 more episodes to realize that? It almost feels like glorification of the serial killer.

It's certainly not as compelling as the first series (O.J.) but all the Versace scenes are nice.
Interesting. Very often a good documentary trumps a dramatic recreation.

BTW: I love RIPLEY -- and Cunanan really is Ripley, isn't he?
 

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Very often a good documentary trumps a dramatic recreation.
I'm now watching the documentary you've posted (to cut to the chase) and I just realized why I don't like this story.
It's like Judith Light's character Marylin Miglin said "I don't want to know what he thinks or why he does it, I just want him to get caught".
That's exactly how I feel about this man: he doesn't deserve my curiosity and attention. He's vile but not special and I don't want to know him.
 

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However, what does fascinate me is the massive blunder that gave Cunanan the opportunity to escape.
They were tracking him via Miglin's car phone and that information got leaked to the press (how???)
But the worst part is that they decided to broadcast this information. If they hadn't done that, two of his victims could still be alive.
Are they not somehow responsible?
 
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