posted on Dec, 5 2014 @ 10:54 AM
When Lou Bloom, a driven man desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant
to become the star of his own story. Aiding him in his effort is Nina, a TV-news veteran.
jake gyllenhall, rene russo
i think my fellow ats'ers will love this. i think it is but a small peek at how the news media functions. jake gylenhall does a fantastic job of
playing a major slime ball creeper. definitely one of the least likeable characters i have ever seen on film.
so the beginning starts with a peek at just how much of a slime ball he is. he starts to crawl, filming accidents and crime scenes to sell to the
media...he is a smooth talker. he manipulates everyone. he is clearly very smart, but a psycho in his own right.
rene russo plays the news director of the local station. she gives us a peek of what the news wants. she says the image she wants people to think of
is a pregnant lady running down the street with her throat cut.
she wants death, blood, and destruction...preferably crime on upper class white people by minorities cause that is what sells.
we get a peek at the edits the news makes to get ratings. how they 'build' the story. etc etc
i think this is a fantastic movie. i watched it the other day but wanted watch again before i wrote about it.
i recommend this movie for all movie fans and people that despise the news media alike.
edit on 5-12-2014 by Grovit because: (no reason given)