In Nightcrawler, director Dan GIlroy creates an anti-hero out of his main character Louis Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal) who gets too involved in his job of capturing crime videos in the darkened streets of L.A.
As Gilroy tells Twitch, “I never wanted to put any moral label on the character because I feel any morality that I imprint limits that ability of the audience to decide what they feel the character should be. Lou is a cog in a much larger world that has a much more complex problem. We just wanted the acts to speak for themselves. These are reprehensible things that he does and we felt they’d speak for themselves.”
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