Nightcrawler Analysis

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The movie Nightcrawler, directed by Dan Gilroy, begins with a Los Angelean thief, Louis Bloom, being denied employment. After seeing a career opportunity in filming and selling crime footage, Bloom pawns stolen items to purchase a camcorder and police scanner. With his new equipment, Bloom gets close-up, graphic footage of a shooting which he sells to Channel 6 News. The film editor, Nina, praises Bloom for his natural eye for the scene. Inspired to improve, Bloom learns the police code and hires the homeless Rick to assist him. Over the next few weeks, he competes with better-equipped nightcrawlers to get the footage. Bloom’s success is unsatisfactory in his own eyes which lead him to blackmail Nina. He demands sex in exchange for exclusive rights to the footage she needs to keep her job. To uphold his end of the bargain, Bloom and his partner beat the police to a triple homicide home invasion. Upon arrival, he films the two perpetrators leaving the scene …show more content…
The only positive message that it may send is that people with the disorder may be driven and goal oriented. This is illustrated by Lou’s attitude toward the different things that he wants to accomplish – mainly to perfect the art of night crawling and be on the top. However, this can be perceived in the opposite light; someone who has a negative goal, such as murder, will stop at nothing to achieve their desire. Lou had his final filming scheme in mind after Rick made him feel powerless by negotiating for higher wages. His desire for Rick’s death would provide him the opportunity of a great scene to sell to Channel 6 News. There are many other negative messages about the disorder, such as: not valuing the lives of others, lying, stealing, breaking the law, etc. Bloom exhibits all of these characteristics; however, someone with APD doesn’t have to present as extreme as Bloom (Nightcrawler,

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