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Nightwatch (1998) Movie Review Summary

Actors: Ewan McGregor, Nick Nolte, Patricia Arquette, Josh Brolin, Brad Dourif, John C. Reilly

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NIGHTWATCH (1998) is the remake, made in Hollywood, of a danish movie Ole Bordenal had written and directed four years before in his native country. Bornedal was given the opportunity by Miramax to direct the remake of his own movie.

Ewan McGregor is a student who's just found a job as a night watchman at the local morgue. Meanwhile, the city is terrorized by a killer who has the habit to tear off the eyes of the prostitutes he murders. City cop Nick Nolte spends a lot of time in the morgue where he makes the acquaintance of McGregor.

The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler








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Script Analysis of Nightwatch (1998)

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 60% How difficult to spot villain?    -   Moderately Challenging Time/Era of Movie:    -   1980's-1999 Murder Mystery?    -   Yes What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   60% Murders of set profession?    -   prostitutes/strippers/porn Misc. Plotlets    -   victim dies just after sex Special suspect?    -   best friend Kind of mystery?    -   amateur citizen investigator

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Setting

United States    -   Yes Misc setting    -   scientific labs    -   building

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   touching of personal anatomy    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing nude female butt Kind of violence:    -   guns    -   knives Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--bullets    -   perforation--swords/knives Lot of special effects?    -   Yes

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