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.
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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.

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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)


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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