Motherless Brooklyn is a very well-made period piece. Set in the 1950s, this film follows Lionel(Edward Norton) after the murder of his closest friend and colleague. Hellbent on discovering who the killer is, he finds himself on a paper trail across Brooklyn, never giving up on his plan.
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Motherless Brooklyn is a 2019 American neo-noir crime film written, produced and directed by Edward Norton, based on the 1999 novel of the same name by Jonathan Lethem. Set in New York City in 1957, the film follows a private investigator with Tourette syndrome, who is determined to solve the murder of his mentor.
Full of intrigue, Motherless Brooklyn is a compelling film noir based on a bestselling novel. Set in 1950s New York, a PI with Tourette's Syndrome seeks to avenge his boss' murder by breaking the...
Motherless Brooklyn is a brilliantly original homage to the classic detective novel by one of the most acclaimed writers of his generation. From the Back Cover From America's most inventive novelist, Jonathan Lethem, comes this compelling and compulsive riff on the classic detective novel.
Motherless Brooklyn is a novel by Jonathan Lethem that was first published in 1999. The story is set in Brooklyn, and follows Lionel Essrog, a detective who has Tourette's, a disorder marked by involuntary tics. Essrog works for Frank Minna, a small-time neighborhood owner of a "seedy and makeshift" detective agency.
Lionel Essrog is Brooklyn’s very own self-appointed Human Freakshow, an orphan whose Tourettic impulses drive him to bark, count, and rip apart our language in the most startling and original ways. Together with three veterans of the St. Vincent’s Home for Boys, he works for small-time mobster Frank Minna’s limo service cum detective agency.
Essentially a gritty and darkly humourous gangster/crime thriller, Motherless Brooklyn has a wonderful and memorable protagonist in the form of Tourette's sufferer, Lionel Essrog. Lionel grew up in an orphanage and became one of four boys picked and groomed by local tough guy Frank Minna to join his crew.
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