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Clockers Movie Review Summary

Actors: Harvey Keitel, John Turturro, Delroy Lindo, Mekhi Phifer, Isaiah Washington, Keith David

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Co-written and directed by Spike Lee in 1995. Victor and Ronald 'Strike' Dunham live in an suburban "project" in NYC. While Victor has got two jobs and tries to live an honest life, Strike is a "clocker", dealing drugs for Rodney Little. One day, Rodney asks Strike to murder Darryl Adams and promises the young boy a more interesting job in his organisation. The same evening, Strike hesitates before commiting this crime and meets Victor in a bar near Darryl's house. Later, Darryl is found dead but we don't know who has murdered him.
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Det. Klein and Mazilli investigate the murder and, soon, Victor surrenders claiming he's the murderer. While Det. Mazilli wants to close the case, Det. Klein doesn't believe in Victor's culpability and starts to harrass Strike in front of his friends. Rodney Little becomes more and more nervous, fearing that Strike talks to the policemen about his own implication in the murder. Klein notices Little's edginess, arrests him and convinces him that Strike has denounced him.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler



Script Analysis of Clockers

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40% How difficult to spot villain?    -   Somewhat obvious Time/Era of Movie:    -   1980's-1999 Murder Mystery?    -   Yes What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   50% Murders of set profession?    -   criminals Special suspect?    -   relative Kind of mystery?    -   police procedural

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   criminal Age:    -   a teen Nudity    -   Chest and Buttocks Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Black (American)

Setting

City?    -   Yes City:    -   dangerous

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   gory visuals of deaths Kind of violence:    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--bullets Any profanity?    -   A lot of foul language Is this movie based on a    -   book

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