A private investigator hired to expose a philanderer gets embroiled in deceit, murder and a web of sinister events culminating in an unforeseen tragedy

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Debasree_Banerjee Penpusher Asked on September 24, 2015 in Examples,   Noir.
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Perhaps,

A private investigator hired to expose a philanderer, becomes embroiled in a murder and a web of sinister events, culminating in an unforeseen tragedy.

Leon Davis Logliner Reviewed on September 24, 2015.

Leon, I love your little revision, that has breathed life into the logline

on September 26, 2015.
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Nice logline!

I think the story really starts when Gittes finds out that Evelyn Mulwray (is that her name?) is not who he thought she was. So this is the inciting incident.

Try something along the lines of “When a [what is his flaw?] private investigator learns the real identity of an important client, a case of adultery turns into a murder, and he finds himself up against the most powerful Los Angelinos in a widespread water scandal.”

It’s a clunky start, but I think it has a few elements that are essential to this movie.

Karel Segers Samurai Reviewed on September 24, 2015.

Yes Karel. Her name was Evelyn Mulwray. Thanks for the superb log line.

on September 26, 2015.
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