Nightcrawler Movie Quotes  

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"Nightcrawler" movie quotes follow the clues as one man starts his own freelance crime journalism company and soon finds himself knee deep in serious trouble. The crime thriller was written and directed by Dan Gilroy in his directorial debut. After appearing at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, "Nightcrawler" opened theatrically on October 31, 2014.

In "Nightcrawler," Lou Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal) is motivated and hard working but also painfully unemployed. A combination of a failure to find a job and a random run-in with crime scene chaser Joe Loder (Bill Paxton) gives Lou the idea to start his own freelance crime journalism company. He recruits Rick (Riz Ahmed) to help and makes a relationship with broadcast journalist Nina (Rene Russo) to hone his skills and sell his product, the most gory and graphic videos of crime scenes and accidents that he can find.

All is going well for Lou and Rick until they come upon a home invasion-murder scene before the police. They witness the culprits leaving the scene and instead of sharing their information and video evidence with police, Lou sets out on an investigation of his own. This doesn't sit well with the detectives, who wonder what Lou is hiding from them and if, in an effort to sell his prime footage, is responsible for the recent horrendous crime wave.

"Nightcrawler" is just one of several great films in theaters in the fall of 2014 including "John Wick," "White Bird in a Blizzard," "Fury," "The Best of Me," "The Book of Life," "Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)," "The Judge," "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day," "St. Vincent," "Gone Girl," "Men, Women & Children," "Left Behind," "The Equalizer," "Pride," "Good People," "The Boxtrolls," "This is Where I Leave You," "The Maze Runner," "A Walk Among the Tombstones," "Dolphin Tale 2," "No Good Deed," "The Skeleton Twins," and "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby."
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If It Bleeds, It Leads
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Joe Loder: "We're first! Go around, get a shot inside the car."
Police Officer: "Hey, back away!"
Joe Loder: "I got it. I'm back. I'm back."

Lou Bloom: "Will this be on television?"
Joe Loder: "Morning news, if it bleeds it leads"
Lou Bloom: "Are you currently hiring?"

Stopping for an accident, Lou gets his first exposure to those who chase bloody incidents just like this. Considering he's desperately looking for work, this gives him an idea.
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You Have to Make the Money to Buy a Ticket
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Lou Bloom: "I'm looking for a job. In fact, I've made up my mind to find a career that I can learn and grow into. Who am I? I'm a hard worker. I set high goals and I've been told that I'm persistent. And I'm thinking, television news might just be something that I love as well as something I happen to be good at. Now I know that today's work culture no longer caters to the job loyalty that could be promised to earlier generations. But I believe that good things come to those who work their asses off and that good people who reach the top of the mountain, didn't just fall there. My motto is, 'if you want to win the lottery, you have to make the money to buy a ticket.'"

Lou Bloom gives his typical job seeker speech to various potential employers as he searches for work. Despite the well-practiced monologue, employers are not exactly throwing jobs his way.
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Think of Our Newscast as a Screaming Woman
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Nina: "We find our viewers are more interested in urban crime creeping into the suburbs. What that means is a victim, or victims, preferably well off and white, injured at the hands of the poor or minority."
Lou Bloom: "Just crime?"
Nina: "No, accidents play, cars, busses, trains, planes, fires"
Lou Bloom: "But bloody"
Nina: "Well, graphic, the best and clearest way that I can phrase it to you, Lou, to capture the spirit of what we air is think of our newscast as a screaming woman, running down the street with her throat cut."
Lou Bloom: "I understand."

To learn what makes good television news footage, Lou speaks to broadcast journalist Nina. She paints a pretty clear, yet entirely gory, picture of what sells best.
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I Want These Things
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Lou Bloom: "The name of my company is Video Production News, a professional news gathering service. That's how it should be read and that's how it should be said. I also want to go to the next rung and meet your team and the station manager and the director and the anchors and start developing my own personal relationships. I'd like to start meeting them this morning. You'll take me around. You'll introduce me as the owner and president of Video Production News and remind them of some of my many other stories. I'm not done. I also want to stop our discussion over prices. This will save time. So when I say that a particular number is my lowest price, that's my lowest price and you can be assured that I arrived at whatever that number is very carefully. Now, when I say that I want these things, I mean that I want them and I don't want to have to ask again."

Lou goes on a tirade on how he would like to be recognized, paraded around to meet others in the newsroom and paid. He seems very confident that he deserves all of this respect, and more, and isn't willing to settle for anything less.
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