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Motherless Brooklyn | Edward Norton

November 18, 2019

Edward Norton’s Motherless Brooklyn, based on Jonathan Lethem’s novel, is by Norton’s own admission a passion project some 20 years in the making. It’s easy to see what would attract Norton to the role of Lionel Essrog, a sorta-kinda private detective investigating his boss and mentor’s murder. It’s less clear why Norton has decided to change so much of Lethem’s novel. One thing remains the same, and that’s Lionel’s mental and physical maladies: Tourette’s syndrome with a healthy dash of OCD.…

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