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The Night Listener is a American psychological thriller film directed by Patrick Stettner. The screenplay by Armistead Maupin, Terry Anderson, and Stettner. In the midst of his crumbling relationship, a radio show host begins speaking to his biggest fan, a young boy, via the telephone. But when questions about the.
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Becky Ann Baker as Waitress. Release Date:. Fiction Armistead Maupin reviews. I actually told him that I was about to write a novel about the two of us, someone very like the two of us and what happened when doubt was cast on the existence on the boy the way that it had been done by Newsweek. Either thing could be true, and some days I would hear her very clearly in his voice, and then other days I would be certain that I was merely hoping that this would be true, because it was such a good story. Now, as the guilt of sinking a potentially lucrative deal for the long-suffering child begins to weigh down on Gabriel's increasingly frail shoulders, the guilt-ridden radio host boards a plane for the Logands small-town Wisconsin home to solve the strange mystery once and for all. To remedy his financial problems, a travel agent has his eye on a frozen corpse, which just happens to be sought after by two hitmen.
He learned how to be creepy " Insomnia ," " One Hour Photo " intentionally , in ways that served the material. And he disciplined himself not to rely on manic energy alone. Williams was funny in " The Birdcage ," but at last he seems to understand that a performance pitched at that cartoon level isn't always good for every movie.
Gabe may be full of self-pity, but he doesn't display his neediness to the movie audience.
And he may be gay, but he isn't a caricature. A video essay about Mortal Engines, as part of Scout Tafoya's ongoing video essay series on maligned masterpieces. This message came to me from a reader named Peter Svensland. He and a fr While the gun barrel sequences in James Bond films have not changed a great deal visually, one element that has evolv Reviews The Night Listener. Director Patrick Stettner The Business Of Strangers allows the story to unfold at a low-key pace, evoking the nocturnal musings of a late-night radio show host as he draws out the mystery without ever stretching credibility to breaking point.
As Noone becomes ever more obsessed with his telephone friends, and sets off to meet them in person, a palpable sense of menace descends over the film, as the audience braces itselffor disappointment or worse. The overall effect may be too slow for those expecting a more traditional thriller, or reared on the satisfying cinematic resolution which real-life stories are seldom able to produce.