The B-Movies Podcast Presents: Dan Gilroy on ‘Nightcrawler’
It’s one of the most acclaimed motion pictures of the year. Now, it’s on The B-Movies Podcast.
This week in a very special bonus episode, we welcome Dan Gilroy, the writer and director of Nightcrawler, which stars Jake Gyllenhaal as Louis Bloom, a man drawn into the ethically shaky world of crime scene videography. He sells videos of car crashes and murder victims to a Los Angeles news program run by Nina Romina, played by Rene Russo, and discovers that there’s more money to be earned if you don’t mind getting your hands dirty.
Your hosts William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold sat down with Nightcrawler director Dan Gilroy to talk about the origins of the film, the realities of nightcrawling and the real crime scenes they encountered while doing research for the film. He also reveals Jake Gyllenhaal’s process for creating Louis Bloom, the effort that went into portraying Los Angeles accurately on screen, and how this first-time director developed the skills necessary to make Nightcrawler one of the best films of the year.
But wait, there’s more! Bibbs and Witney also grill Dan Gilroy about the original, much darker version of Real Steel, and get the inside scoop on how Tim Burton’s Superman Lives – the aborted attempt to revive the Superman movie franchise in the 1990s, and the subject of the upcoming documentary The Death of Superman Lives – would have played out on screen, and what happened on the day the production ended.
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All this and the story of the time Dan Gilroy, Rene Russo and Anthony Hopkins went to see The Silence of the Lambs while making Freejack await you on The B-Movies Podcast Presents: Dan Gilroy!
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