I also watched LA Confidential. I had no clue Russell Crowe wa sin it or Kevin Spacey. I just saw it as a big ol Kim Basinger movie. Good movie - not great.
I read Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm this week. It made me want to gag on the wretched sweetness of it. If I grew up with Rebecca, I'd probably want to puch her into her sunny brook and hope she never came out again. Blech!