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Bruce Springsteen Praises ‘Edward Norton’s Beautifully Realized Neo-Noir’ ‘Motherless Brooklyn’

Bruce Springsteen Praises ‘Edward Norton’s Beautifully Realized Neo-Noir’ ‘Motherless Brooklyn’

Read more from Variety’s Directors on Directors, in which filmmakers praise their favorite movies of the year, here.

“My soul was not at peace with God.” Edward Norton’s beautifully realized neo-noir, “Motherless Brooklyn,” wrestles with this condition throughout its duration. His hero is an unlikely gumshoe with Tourette’s syndrome, compelled to solve a mystery and avenge a loss, and Norton’s warm, compassionate performance brings the soul to this wonderful film.

He also wrote, produced and directed it and the piece burns with the quiet fire and emotionally all-in stakes of a real auteur passion project. It’s both gorgeous to watch and a treasure to listen to. And take it from me, as someone who has made a career performing in the thing he writes while directing the rest of the band and producing the sound too … it ain’t easy to wear all those hats

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