appeared As a 1999 novel "Motherless Brooklyn", bought a Edward Norton immediately to the right. He wanted to make a film of the story of a detective Agency, whose members were recruited as teenagers in an orphanage, itself. "But it may take a while," he said to Jonathan Lethem, the author of the novel. So he should be right Now, twenty years later, the Film there.
Edward Norton, meanwhile, 50 years old, was at the time of acquisition of the rights to a first peak of his career. Five films of the actor had turned then, but he had already been twice nominated for the Oscar: once as a supporting actor for the role of the defendant with personality disorder in "Primal Fear", once as the main character for his neo-Nazi in "American History X". And in the cinema, that Film just ran, was to make him really known to the world: "Fight Club" with Brad Pitt.
Trailer to "Motherless Brooklyn"
Nothing stood a big Hollywood career get in the way. But Norton had other ambitions: directing, movies in the style of the great classics. "Motherless Brooklyn" it should pave the way to it. Him, not a quick, dirty Thriller in mind. No, knew from the beginning that he would not transfer the action from the 1990s, in the 1950s, to create a gangster story. But also a Film about time turn in a city, in the powerful building tycoon all quarters to destroy. In short, "Motherless Brooklyn" for New York, what is "Chinatown" for Los Angeles.
The most difficult task Norton put himself on
As an Exercise, Edward Norton turned in the year 2000, his first Film as a Director: "Keeping the Faith" is a charming Comedy about a priest (he played himself) and a Rabbi, who fall in love with the same woman. He got decent reviews, Norton began to write on the "Brooklyn"script.
As an actor, he lived through the height points, one of which is to be a scout in Wes Anderson's "Moonrise Kingdom". But also Deep, for example, than he does with moderate success, the Hulk played before then Mark Ruffalo has perfected the Part of the green Monsters.
more Powerful enemies: Alec Baldwin as Donald..., pardon me, the building tycoon Moses Randolph. Image: Warner Bros.
the low blows he put away loose, finally, this script was there to "Motherless Brooklyn". In 2012, it was finally finished. But the Film was not financed, even though Norton occupied the roles with Stars such as Bruce Willis (as the chief), Alec Baldwin (as a Contractor), Willem Dafoe (as informants). And with Gugu Mbatha-Raw is a promising Newcomers as the mysterious Laura on Board holte.
the passing of The time, because Norton would rather wait than compromise. This was also the case for the music that plays in the Film a Central role: the more Important place, a jazz club, in which an arrogant trumpet player appearance is. One immediately thinks of Miles Davis.
the best of The Best, but the most difficult task for Norton to put yourself. The Detective Lionel Essrong he plays, suffers on Tourette's syndrome, which manifests itself in uncontrollable twitching (but also an outstanding memory).
Sometimes it just breaks out of him, as is the case with the main character of "Joker" Laugh. This could be for a self-loving actor is dangerous, but both the Director and the main actor Norton do good. It is never too much and not too little.
Everything's fine so? Yes and no. Yes, because "Motherless Brooklyn" is really a style full of Film: The actors, even in the small Parts, are excellent, everything looks solid. No, because the movie is not a just so close, the story is fragmented and can in the end to a simple denominator – Contractor are evil – break it down. Why all the effort, we ask ourselves?
The Film was worth in the course of the years, current
"Motherless Brooklyn" yet. Edward Norton has remained as a Director consistently and his heart was drawn to the project due to, what he will benefit in the further Work. And make an accusation you can't make him, that he comes to late with his Film. As he had in 2012, his script ready, he was also no money, because all found it unbelievable that in modern times, a real estate speculator as power could prevail factor. Today, a real estate speculator is the President of the United States.
"Motherless Brooklyn" runs from 12. 12. in the cinema
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Created: 07.12.2019, 17:48 PM