ROBERT TOWNE (ASK THE DUST)- Interview (2006)
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In 1930s Los Angeles, Arturo Bandini (Colin Farrell), a son of Italian-American immigrants, dreams of becoming a famous novelist and marrying a beautiful blonde, and Camilla Lopez (Salma Hayek), a Mexican woman, longs to marry a WASP and shed her last name.
In a time when Anglo-Chicano relations hang by tattered threads, Bandini and Camilla collide with one another, fighting the city and themselves to make their dreams come true.
Based on the novel by John Fante.