In the early morning hours of June 29, 1978, someone broke into former-Hogan's Heroes
star Bob Crane's Arizona motel room and beat him to death with a camera stand. Crane was touring the dinner-theater circuit, but his life was dedicated to his twin hobbies: casual sex and amateur porn. Crane's murder was never solved, and it's hard not to read his sad, sordid story as an irresistible fable about public personas and private obsessions. And like SUNSET BLVD., director Paul Schrader's cautionary tale is narrated by a dead man — the affable Crane himself, played to perfection by Greg Kinnear. Los Angeles, 1964. Popular, drum-playing Crane (Kinnear) is a disc jock...