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    Motherless Brooklyn (2019)



    Release Date: November 1st, 2019
    Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
    [PAA Rating:[/b] N/A
    Screenwriter: Edward Norton
    Starring: Willem Dafoe, Edward Norton, Bruce Willis, Alec Baldwin, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Cherry Jones
    Genre: Drama

    Plot Summary: "Motherless Brooklyn" is Norton’s adaptation of the Jonathan Lethem novel of the same name.

    St. Vincent’s Home for Boys, Brooklyn, early 1970s. For Lionel Essrog, a.k.a. The Human Freakshow, a victim of Tourette’s syndrome (an uncontrollable urge to shout out nonsense, touch every surface in reach, rearrange objects), Frank Minna is a savior. A local tough guy and fixer, Minna shows up to take Lionel and three of his fellow orphans on mysterious errands: they empty a store of stereos as the owner watches; destroy a small amusement park; visit old Italian men. The four grow up to be the Minna Men, a fly-by-night detective agency-cum-limo service, and their days and nights revolve around Frank, the prince of Brooklyn, who glides through life on street smarts, attitude, and secret knowledge. Then one dreadful night, Frank is knifed and thrown into a Dumpster, and Lionel must become a real detective. As Lionel struggles to find Frank’s killer–without letting his Tourette’s get in the way–he’s forced to delve into the complex, shadowy web of relationships, threats, and favors that make up the Brooklyn world he thought he knew so well. No one–not Frank, not Frank’s bitter wife, Julia, not the other Minna Men–is who they seem. Not even The Human Freakshow.

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    Re: Motherless Brooklyn (2019)

    Is it really that difficult to organise the poster so the correct name appears over the correct actor?

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    Re: Motherless Brooklyn (2019)

    I assume they do it by first billing, or whatever you call it. Ed Norton probably has to be first name on poster, followed by Bruce Willis.

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    Re: Motherless Brooklyn (2019)

    Quote Originally Posted by Postman Dave View Post
    Is it really that difficult to organise the poster so the correct name appears over the correct actor?

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    It’s an outdated political ploy by actors’ agents who still believe people assume a greater star power for the name in the center, even if it’s over the wrong person, so negotiate it as part of their contract. It’s dumb and everyone knows it but the people who care the most.

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    Re: Motherless Brooklyn (2019)

    Grosses
    DOMESTIC (100%)
    $3,650,000
    INTERNATIONAL (-)

    WORLDWIDE
    $3,650,000
    This movie was only in 1342 theaters. It cost 27 million dollars so they'll certainly be taking a big loss for this one.

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    Re: Motherless Brooklyn (2019)

    It seemed to be more of a personal project than one designed to make a ton of money. I imagine the studio will be pushing hard for some Oscar noms as well.


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    Re: Motherless Brooklyn (2019)

    Quote Originally Posted by Fuji Vice View Post
    It seemed to be more of a personal project than one designed to make a ton of money. I imagine the studio will be pushing hard for some Oscar noms as well.
    Can they also make a lot of their money back selling it after to a netflix or amazon? I've been wondered that.

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    Re: Motherless Brooklyn (2019)

    Quote Originally Posted by Necro View Post
    Can they also make a lot of their money back selling it after to a netflix or amazon? I've been wondered that.
    I imagine they could make some back, though they may still take a loss overall.


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