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Film Review of Edward Norton’s “Motherless Brooklyn”: Rain Man Meets Bogart

Film Review of Edward Norton’s “Motherless Brooklyn”: Rain Man Meets Bogart

Imagine Rain Man meets Humphrey Bogart and you’ve got the eccentric gumshoe character that Edward Norton plays in Motherless Brooklyn, a film he starred in as well as wrote, directed and produced and which has the prestigious Closing Night slot of the 2019 New York Film Festival. Norton adapted his film from Jonathan Letham’s 1999 novel of the same name, changing the book’s gritty 1999 New York setting to a painterly 1950’s New York setting – an impressively ambitious if dubious decision (on an indie budget).

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