R | | Crime, Drama, Thriller
When Louis Bloom, a con man desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story.
Editor Tony Gilroy points out that the character of Louis Bloom (Gyllenhaal) is a lead with no back story. "I've never been involved in anything where the character came from nowhere."
Who am I? I'm a hard worker. I set high goals and I've been told that I'm persistent.
After Louis calls in the suspects in the restaurant, the police scanner can be heard identifying the situation as a "code 3." Based on the codes Louis researched toward the beginning of the movie, and listed on his computer screen, a code 3 is an "emergency call, lights and siren." When the officers arrive, they do so absent lights and siren, which would have been a code 2/HIGH based on Louis' research, which was listed as a "priority call, no lights or siren."
Though hardly perceivable, the moon continues to rise as credits roll.
$10,441,000 2 November 2014