Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Thin deep

Variety has a new interview with Jake Gyllenhaal, who talks about getting into character for Nightcrawler.

Gyllenhaal has returned to his roots with his latest roles, even if it means taking smaller paychecks. “I don’t have my own family right now,” he says. "I have an opportunity to make those choices." Nick Meyer, CEO of Sierra/Affinity, which sold “Nightcrawler” to international distributors, says Gyllenhaal’s star status is the reason the project got made. "He’s a significant artist with weight, and he took his role on this movie seriously," Meyer says.

The story touches on the idea of privacy in an Internet age — and the proliferation of tabloid journalism in even serious news organizations. But Gyllenhaal was most taken by the poetic soliloquies in the script (by Gilroy). He memorized every sentence of dialogue before the 28-day nocturnal shoot through the streets of Los Angeles. "I would always be sad when we wrapped a scene,” he says, “because I’d think, ‘That’s the last time I’m ever going to say the line, and it’s so good. It deserves to be said again.'"

"When you watch the film and see the angularity of his face, the hollow cheeks, the way that his eyes become prominent," Gilroy says, "it’s such a haunting look for a night shoot." Gyllenhaal would run 15 miles from his house to the set in the evenings to stay lanky. The inspiration for the fast-talking character came from the animal world. "There was a general sense that he was a coyote,” Gyllenhaal says. “I just wanted to live that way."

It’s somewhat ironic that the one scene in “Nightcrawler” that’s true to life features Gyllenhaal shattering his own image. Gilroy says he was taken by surprise that the star did that on set, but it’s become a crucial part of the story. “We didn’t plan on the mirror breaking,” he says. “It was honest. It was dramatic. It becomes a pivot point in the character.” Now Gilroy can’t imagine “Nightcrawler” without the scene. “It was an accident we put in the film because it worked so well,” he says. But he’s recently thought about how Gyllenhaal will always carry the character of Lou with him. “The movie has become a permanent part of his physical being,” Gilroy says.

Gyllenhaal admits that playing a dark character like Lou will sometimes sneak into his dreams. “I always have nightmares,” he says, before catching himself. “I don’t really believe in nightmares. I don’t believe the things that scare us are in our dreams. I think they are us communicating with ourselves. Even if I’m scared, I think they are helpful sometimes.” Gyllenhaal speaks abstractly at first when asked what drove him to more vulnerable roles. He says he had an epiphany when he turned 30. “You wake up and you say, ‘I know who I am. Why am I not able to communicate through my art?’ ” he says. “I just realized I was sitting in the wrong place.”

But he soon opens up about how his parents’ divorce in 2009 affected him. “My father got remarried, and my mother moved to New York,” says Gyllenhaal, who relocated to New York to be close to her. “My family became a different entity, and I think a more honest one.” He wanted to find the same honesty in the characters he played. “My family is so strong right now,” Gyllenhaal says. “In a way, that’s given me the strength to say trust yourself.”

Metro ad for Enemy in France, where it's now playing and doing quite well.

Jake interviewed by the folks at BAFTA, around End of Watch time.


UltraViolet said...

So we have Jake to blame for the weight loss and the wardrobe :)

Reposted from the previous post:

BJ, I forgot to say that you can see a video of Susan Sarandon talking a little about Jake here. She's always been very complimentary.

FP said...

Wow UV such a wonderful post!

sorry I could not resist! ;)

Jake Gyllenhaal remembering he once was dating Taylor Swift pic.twitter.com/PPaqDylpZJ


FP said...

Karima @KarimofWheat · 30 min

Sooo Jake Gyllenhaal stops me & @Cassa__Blancaa in the street to tell us that we're beautiful 😭

Legs tremblin, hahaha

bobbyanna said...

Wow, interesting interview. I'm looking forward to the movie.

Love the photo of him smiling. : )

Margot said...

"Jake Gyllenhaal remembering he once was dating Taylor Swift pic.twitter.com/PPaqDylpZJ LOL LOL LOL!"

Why would you even bring her up? That's rude.

Good interview I like the photos

FP said...

was just a joke Margot, I found it funny after all this "super serious working actor" thing , geez lighten up a bit would you?

Mary said...

Great interview and pictures thanks UV.

Monica said...

Very good interview and article. The photos are awesome too.

insisting the film wouldn’t work if audiences don’t root for its antihero

I'll try, Jake. I'll try.

For me it was funny, FP.

Hagen said...

Gyllenhaal would run 15 miles from his house to the set in the evenings to stay lanky. The inspiration for the fast-talking character came from the animal world. “There was a general sense that he was a coyote,” Gyllenhaal says. “I just wanted to live that way.”

This part reminds me of my 4-year-old nephew saying 'I'm a penguin, I'm not getting cold.' (He was in the 'penguin group' at kindergarten.) Anyway if it helps Jake to get into a role, I'm fine with that.
Jake hardly has time to prepare for "Demolition" though. He can't even absolve an internship at an investment bank. We'll see how that will turn out. ;-)

Tweety said...

Love the interview and the photoshoot, very moody. Thanks UV! Looking forward to Nightcrawler.

UltraViolet said...

Definitely back in NY. There are photos (taken yesterday) on IHJ. And this:

Hi incognito Jake Gyllenhal on the N train at 42nd St
9:40 AM - 3 Sep 2014

LOL at the tweeter's name: KarimofWheat

UltraViolet said...

Also, Hagen: LOL about the penguin. And Jake's lack of preparation for this role. Not sure how he'll survive!

BlueJean said...

Great interview! Pics are fabulous! :) *happy*

I think I'll post the BBM quote on the DC forum - they'll be pleased with that! :)

Thanks for the post, UV. Had a bit of a miserable day today, so this makes me feel better - and also all your funny comments, guys! :)

Looking forward to 'Nightcrawler' too!

Monica said...

New trailer for Nightcrawler has been classified:


BlueJean said...

"Metro ad for Enemy in France, where it's now playing and doing quite well."

Oh, I just noticed that! How nice to see MΓ©lanie also gets credited along with Jake! Must be part of the reason why the French like it... :)

Hagen said...

New trailer for Nightcrawler has been classified.

I think Canadian distributor Elevation Pictures will release the second trailer from Open Road Films as the next trailer for "Nightcrawler", probably not a new one.

The German website for "Nightcrawler" is online (but there isn't any new content).

Hot Mess said...

Snipets from a BAFTA interview. Not new, from EOW promoting times (when Jake had a cold from all that "If There Is" on-stage water)

Our latest video on acting is with Brokeback Mountain actor, Jake Gyllenhaal. Don't miss it! http://bit.ly/1lzgahH

with a photo from last year: pic.twitter.com/xcn0zjlLf4

BAFTA felt the need to bring up something with Jake, even if it's a 2 y.o. interview with a 1 y.o. photo. Not that we're complaining!

Variety's profile on Jake is all kinds of AWESOME! Which makes this post, Ultraviolet, awesome too. Sorry for the caps but it's difficult to contain my excitement. New photoshoot (done in NY @splashlightsoho), the interview itself, the fact it covers all of Jake's present and future projects (and some from the past), what better way to start promotion than being the cover story of Variety? :-D

UltraViolet said...

Nice video, HM. No idea why BAFTA decided to share it with us today, but I'm glad they did. His eyes really sine in that interview.

Maybe Jake will get some BAFTA love this year, though, of course, not getting my hopes up!

The Variety interview was a great surprise, especially the photos. Gearing up for TIFF craziness.

The NC promo train needs to get back in gear. They started out great, with the viral video. But they need to keep going.

Hope the miserable day gets better, BJ! And hi, Tweety - haven't seen you for a bit.

Hot Mess said...

I'd love to see the entire BAFTA interview.

Variety's cover story is better than what all of us expected, I think. Great highlight for Jake. But yeah, Open Road needs to put some fire into Nightcrawler promotion.

Maybe Jake will get some BAFTA love this year, though, of course, not getting my hopes up!
So hard to keep hope to a minimum, isn't it? I wanna rejoice in Jake's success!



Here's what smells good at TIFF. The top 14 parties.

Friday, September 5, 6-8 p.m.
Soho House

Jake Gyllenhaal goes from playing cops (“Prisoners,” “End of Watch”) to the “scuzzy” crime scene videographers that get there before the cops do. It's Jake, Rene Russo, Friday night, and Soho House. It's a roman candle to start the weekend before Open Road and Bold Films premiere it at the Elgin at 9 p.m.

Entertainment Weekly's Toronto Must List Party
Saturday, September 6, 4-6 p.m.
Thompson Hotel

Moving over from last year's event at the Windsor Arms, EW is on a hot streak after mega bashes at Comic-Con and Emmy weekend in L.A. Both saw senior figures in the industry angling for access.

The 2014 “Must List” is actually a redacted version of the event's original name: “The Must Get Familiar With Now For Awards Season List”.

Honorees include Steve Carell, JK Simmons, Bennett Miller, Jake Gyllenhaal, Eddie Redmayne, “Whiplash” director Damien Chazelle and the cast of “This is Where I Leave You”.

Could a EW story be in the making, giving that Jake will attend this Must List Party?

UltraViolet said...

This is cool. From Vulture's TIFF preview:

Jake Gyllenhaal lost 30 pounds to play a sleazy crime-scene paparazzo in this dark dramedy from first-time director Dan Gilroy. I'm not sure if I'm allowed to talk about it yet, but screw it: I love this nasty little movie! It's fucking bonkers, and I can't wait for you to see it.

UltraViolet said...

Thanks for the party scoop! I don't think EW has done anything in depth on Jake in years. Would be nice.

The TIFF onslaught has begun!

Hagen said...

Entertainment Weekly's Toronto Must List Party
Saturday, September 6, 4-6 p.m.
Thompson Hotel

The EW party will overlap with the Indiewire talk show (4:00pm-4:30pm) that Jake will attend, but he can to the EW party afterwards.

FP said...


Hey Jake is blue! Finally the inconsolable fans of the comic will be happy!

BJ I'm sorry for your bad day, I hope that tomorrow will be a day so good to make you forget the bad of today :)

(((Monica)))thanks! :)

Hagen said...

Hey Jake is blue!
The "Enemy" mediabook was photographed in blue light, too. Have I missed a trend here?

FP said...

Hagen LOL!
blue is the new black

or, as could be said by Lea Seydoux blue is the warmer color!

Monica said...

NYT Movies ‏@NYTMovies 37m
'Nightcrawler' With Jake Gyllenhaal, Epitomizes Toronto Film Festival Fare http://nyti.ms/1tuny0s

Hot Mess said...

Hey Jake is blue! Finally the inconsolable fans of the comic will be happy!
The best pun ever to all the X-Men nonsense! I had a good laugh, FP!
Joking aside, the blue-tinted photo is striking. The entire photoshoot is.

I don't think EW has done anything in depth on Jake in years. Would be nice.
Indeed. I'm not expecting a cover story but maybe something more than a blurb. Must be a reason for Jake to be invited as an honoree, even half hour later as Hagen noticed (thanks!).

Vulture reporter seems excited about Nightcrawler. He clearly saw it, as did the NY Times critic:


'Nightcrawler' With Jake Gyllenhaal, Epitomizes Toronto Film Festival Fare

LOS ANGELES — The actor Jake Gyllenhaal recently explained Lou Bloom, the twisted crime videographer he portrays in the movie “Nightcrawler,” which is set for a world premiere on Friday night at the Toronto International Film Festival.
“People could call him a sociopath,” Mr. Gyllenhaal said of Bloom, a character whose wide eyes appear not to blink in the first 20 minutes of the film. “But I wouldn’t at all,” he insisted. “I would call it the birth of an artist. It’s poetry to him.”
[....] But few of those are likely to provoke more talk than “Nightcrawler,” which is set for release by Open Road Films on Oct. 31. The provocation owes much to the film’s writer and director, Dan Gilroy, a seasoned screenwriter who, in creating an original script that became his first directing project, chose not to judge the videographer Lou Bloom but to treat him, he said, like a creature in “an animal documentary, where animals are struggling in the wilderness to survive.”
Mr. Gilroy, who spoke by phone recently, said he had become fascinated years ago with Arthur Fellig, the New York news photographer, known as Weegee, who in the mid-20th century perfected the art of chasing emergency calls in pursuit of stark and timely images.
His contemporary counterparts, Mr. Gilroy noted, range nightly through hundreds of square miles in the Los Angeles area, shooting video for television outlets. Howard Raishbrook, whose RMG News was once featured on the reality television show “Stringers: LA,” is one of those; and he eventually became Mr. Gilroy’s guide and technical adviser.
Mr. Gilroy and Mr. Gyllenhaal spent time on the streets with Mr. Raishbrook, his two brothers and their 14 or so radio scanners.
For inspiration, Mr. Gilroy kept handy a satellite view of the region at night. Mr. Gyllenhaal, who had cruised Los Angeles with the police to prepare for the movie “End of Watch,” in which he played a video-adept Los Angeles police officer, said he was particularly struck by the difficulty of approaching crime scenes as an unwelcome outsider. “I was used to being on the inside,” he said.
He noted that seen from space, Los Angeles is a jagged island of light, bitten on all sides by the black emptiness of mountains, desert and sea. “The animals come out at night,” Mr. Gyllenhaal said, speaking of intruders from the dark parts. He added, “That’s Lou.”

Bloom is a feral outsider who works his way into the heart of television news and crime journalism with little worry about the rights and wrongs of his hunt. “If you see me, you’re having the worst day of your life,” he explains toward the end of “Nightcrawler,” still unblinking.

Piruleta said...

This was posted by someone at awardswatch:

"ScreenCrush critic gave Nightcrawler a 4.5/5"

I didn't find any review, maybe it was just a comment on twitter or something…

And this was on FB

"I want Jake Gyllenhaal to walk away with the Golden Globe, Actor (SAG) & OSCAR in the next awards season for his work in NIGHTCRAWLER. His is a scarily unmissable and memorable performance with a line about money, lottery earning that will become an all-time classic."

Sounds exciting!

Chica said...

A new photoshoot , he looks great! Love the interview and the old/new BAFTA interview, wonder why they didy release it during EOW promo.

Read the NYT story late last night, NC is getting great buzz for TIFF, can't wait to read the reviews!

Hot Mess said...

That FB comment is fantastic!

More praise. This time from Peter Travers:

Rolling Stone's film critic weighs in on the season's highly anticipated biopics, blockbusters and Oscarbait

Jake Gyllenhaal gives a potent and provocative performance as a video jackal who sells gory accident and murder footage to TV news outlets. In this blistering satire of what society calls entertainment, director Dan Gilroy slaps you around good.



Jeremy Kay @JKmovies 10m
Sierra/Affinity on board to sell international rights in #TIFF14 on Demolition starring #JakeGyllenhaal and #NaomiWatts.

Hot Mess said...


Jake Gyllenhaal and Naomi Watts will star in the romance for Jean-Marc VallΓ©e, who jets in to Toronto for the North American premiere of Wild. Sierra/Affinity will kick off pre-sales in Toronto and CAA represents US rights.

Black Label Media, Sidney Kimmel Entertainment (SKE) and Mr. Mudd produced Demolition, based on Bryan Sipe’s Black List screenplay about a young investment banker wrestling with the aftermath of his wife’s death who meets a woman that changes his life.

Principal photography is set to begin in New York on September 15 in New York City.

Sierra/Affinity also handles sales on Toronto world premiere selection Nightcrawler that stars Gyllenhaal.

Jess said...

The only thing about Demolition is that the premise sounds a lot like Southpaw without the child.

BlueJean said...

"The only thing about Demolition is that the premise sounds a lot like Southpaw without the child."

That's what I was thinking as well, Jess. I thought it was just me.

Jess said...

Maybe Demo is more about romance after the wife's death while Southpaw seems more about father-daughter relationship.

I have to remember that Jake has been making incredible character choices lately. So I would think that he saw something different in Demolition. At least he has the sorrow part down, no preparation needed.

And he looked so delicious in NYC from the IHJ pictures. Jealous of TIFF attendees and New Yorkers.

Monica said...

When I read the script of Nightcrawler for the first time, the beginning of the script was very similar to End of Watch with filming things. I was worried, but throughout the reading I realized how different it was.

After reading that review, Demolition will surely be different from Southpaw.

FP said...

If you think about it the plot of source code is the same PoP, go back in time to relive the same moment in order to change the course of story, but the two films could not be more different.1124

Jess said...

That was a brilliant catch FP.

POP and Source Code.

FP said...

thanks Jess! LOL :)

Jess said...

Oh my, this really hurts. I just recently look at Joan and Jake on the Graham Norton show via Youtube a few days ago. I always do when I need to laugh. She was so funny and it was such a good show with all the J's. I thought she was doing better, rest in peace Joan Rivers.

Both Joan and Robin now gone, pure comedy has really been lost here on earth.

Hot Mess said...

See, I've read the same script review as Monica (she gracefully gave us the link a while ago). I know you all hate spoilers but a point needs to be made: right from the beginning, Demolition is the opposite of Southpaw. The 2 characters' reaction to losing their respective wives is completely different.


one tiny spoiler:

The starting point of the story is that, right after his wife dies, he doesn't feel sorrow, he feels disconnected. What follows is triggered by this sentiment.


Demolition seems to be a dark dramedy and quirky romance with shades of American Beauty, whereas Southpaw looks like a gritty drama, a riches-to-rags-to-newfound-respect story where Rocky and The Wrestler meets Kramer vs. Kramer.

Jess said...

Hi Hot Mess,

Jake has landed and his hair does grow fast or its been permed straight. LOL

Our flight tracker is in overdrive! TIFF regular Jake Gyllenhaal arrives in Toronto! #etalkTIFF #JakeGyllenhaal pic.twitter.com/8fRXQcH0lE

Hot Mess said...

Thanks, Jess! Source Code hair (and stubble), I called it! Jake is looking good, makes me giddy in anticipation of red carpet photos.


THR's Oscar pundit Scott Feinberg is "enthralled":


TIFF 2014: My Top Ten List

Based on plot summaries, entertaining trailers and actors I admire, I’ve managed to pick 10 films I am hoping to catch once they are publicly released.

Gyllenhaal channels the epitome of crazy for his portrayal of a corrupt drifter-turned-freelance reporter who is enthralled with the world of crime reporting and will do just about anything to get the story on tape. Though the trailer skeeved me out, I was enthralled by Gyllenhaal’s portrayal of this character in just a few minutes, so I can’t imagine what he’s capable of throughout the entire film.

Vanity Fair's Mike Hogan is intrigued:


There is something about Jake Gyllenhaal’s hair in the trailer for Nightcrawler that makes him look desperate and crazy. It’s there in his eyes, too, obviously, but for some reason it’s the hair that stands out to me. Gyllenhaal stars as a guy so anxious to count for something that he becomes a true-crime paparazzo, ultimately straying beyond what’s legal in a frantic search for images that will bleed enough to lead. Far-fetched? Probably. But it sounds like the kind of ride I want to go along for—plus, I have got to find out the deal with that do. –M.H.

FP said...

Simmons, Carell, Gyllenhaal stand out in Toronto entries

Nocturnal underbelly

Jake Gyllenhaal has always been a well-regarded actor but he’s especially compelling in writer-director Dan Gilroy’s “Nightcrawler,” a thriller set in the nocturnal underbelly of Los Angeles’ freelance crime journalism.

Jake, who lost 30 pounds for the role, is gaunt, eyes burning with hunger, ambition and crazed determination, as Lou Bloom, a man desperate for work. Lou eventually discovers the sleazy world of LA crime journalism.

Jake keeps us glued to the screen with his sleazeball “nightcrawler,” who develops a relationship with a veteran will-stop-at-nothing-to-get-high-ratings TV news exec, played by Rene Russo.


Jess said...

Wonder if UV went to TIFF again this year?

Hagen said...

"Nightcrawler" will be shown at Beyond Fest in Los Angeles on September 26th.

Hagen said...

Judah Lewis will play Naomie Watts' son Chris Moreno in "Demolition". Ben Cole has been added to the cast of "Demolition", too.

FP said...

kianna ⭐️ ‏@killamstyles 5 min

GOOD MORNING Jake Gyllenhaal #TIFF14 http://instagram.com/p/skPkqGr6Sb/

bobbyanna said...

Thanks, FP. He looks great! Happy too.

FP said...

Yeees Bobbyanna he looks just beautiful !!! :)

Hagen said...

Los Angeles Times: Jake Gyllenhaal gives a galvanizing, full-throttle performance as a crime-scene videographer in 'Nightcrawler'

Jess said...

Thanks Hagen, you really can't tell if the writer saw the film yet.

Hagen said...

Thanks Hagen, you really can't tell if the writer saw the film yet.

I think he did ('As the film opens, Lou Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal in a transformative performance) is adrift on the fringes of society, stealing scrap to sell at salvage yards ...')

Anonymous said...


Rene Russo is so beautiful but the fellas don't seem thrilled. LOL

Anonymous said...

Well looking at the placement of their hands, maybe too thrilled. LOL


FP said...

Sian deC ‏@SiandeC 8 min

I just passed Jake Gyllenhaal in the corridor and yes, I gave him a terrible flirty smile. It's kind of a reflex.

Hagen said...

A new still from "Nightcrawler":

Elevation Pictures ‏@Elevation_Pics
How far will Jake Gyllenhaal go for the American Dream? Find out when #Nightcrawler premieres TONIGHT at #TIFF14! (picture)

Hagen said...

Toronto Critic's Pick: Jake Gyllenhaal Plays an Unscrupulous Newshound in the Tense Thriller 'Nightcrawler'

Apparently she watched the movie, but doesn't know the name of the director.

National Post: I’ve been watching preview screenings for the better part of three weeks now, but for most of them I’ve had to sign an agreement not to talk. Jake Gyllenhaal’s performance in Nightcrawler? ... I have opinions, but you’d have to torture them out of me, perhaps throwing me into a club where people fight.

FP said...

Brassaii ‏@brassaii 3 min

Just spotted: #JakeGyllenhaal coming into @brassaii to visit the #hollywoodreporterlounge!

Jess said...

"Apparently she watched the movie, but doesn't know the name of the director. "

That's kind of rude and perhaps lazy of her.

Jess said...

And by lazy I mean using auto correct. She got Dan's brother's name wrong too.

Anonymous said...

Very lazy and ignorant. This is her job. I hope people who have twitter will send a message to correct her. she should be embarrassed. This isn't the end of the festival when people get tired, it's at the beginning. No excuse.

Jess said...


Jake and Tom Hardy together:


Hagen said...

GQ - Toronto Film Festival: Jake Gyllenhaal Is Eerily Good As a Huge Creep in Nightcrawler

Monica said...

Thanks, Jess!:)

Jess said...

YW Monica, there were a few others of them and of course I chose the worse one, lol.

Monica said...

lol I love the photo. It's a pleasant surprise to see the two together in the same photo. I couldn't believe when I saw: P

Jake looks great.

Rene Russo is so beautiful!

Monica said...

Kristopher Tapley ‏@kristapley

Nightcrawler is great. Creepy tale of ambition and Gyllenhaal is aces. Maybe a better script than a film but Elswit shoots it like a dream.

Kristopher Tapley ‏@kristapley
More on Elswit: We haven't seen LA so strikingly captured at night since Heat/Collateral.

Monica said...

Red carpet live stream

bobbyanna said...

Thank you SO much, monica!!! According to twitter it's raining in Toronto, and Jake arrived at the theatre! Crowd was very excited.

Monica said...

Elevation Pictures @Elevation_Pics

Jake Gyllenhaal just arrived at the #TIFF14 #premiere of #NightCrawlerMovie! http://instagram.com/p/slX4rnuZJ-/

Elevation Pictures @Elevation_Pics

RT for the love of Jake. #TIFF14 #JakeGyllenhaal #NightcrawlerMovie

On working with Gyllenhaal, Ahmed says: "He's a dedicated professional dude...I hope we can work together again." #tiff14 #startiff

Entertainment City @EntCity · 9m

Best. Interview. Ever. #JakeGyllenhaal at the #NightcrawlerMovie premiere at #tiff14 with @colinjustin? Priceless.

Jake e Tom Hardy :D

HELLO! Canada @HelloCanada · 6h

Jake Gyllenhaal hugs it out at the Variety Studio #TIFF14 @HoltRenfrew #Toronto

Jess said...

"Toby ‏@WhyIsMyNameToby · 3m
The girl with her arms out is actually every single one of us out there. #JakeGyllenhaal #TIFF14 http://instagram.com/p/slnWPRyhtT/"

Amen, I wonder if Jake hugged her.

Monica said...

Jenelle Riley @jenelleriley · 2h

Nightcrawler seals the deal: Jake Gyllenhaal has become one of the most fascinating actors working today. Dark, smart, unique flick. #TIFF14

Interview: Jake and Rene

Variety @Variety

Variety Studio Kicks Off in Toronto with Gyllenhaal, Hardy, Evans and More http://on.variety.com/1xmFk8o

Sharon Clott Kanter @sharonclott ·

Earlier today.... #JakeGyllenhaal #NightcrawlerMovie #TIFF14 #InStyleTIFF #SEEIT

Tamara ‏@tammyswanson_3

Got stuck in the torrential downpour, but we saw Jake Gyllenhaal in the flesh! Came across the street stopping traffic to see us πŸ˜ƒ #TIFF14

Jadine @jdine_ · 2h

What happened??? 😭😭😭😭😭 #JakeGyllenhaal #TIFF2014 pic.twitter.com/wGHkbEJftQ

Marc Malkin @marcmalkin · 2h

#jakegyllenhal is amazing. That's all. Everyone go see #nightcrawler. #tiff #tiff14 #etiff (story to… http://instagram.com/p/slcQm4rWd2/

amanda @amandagn23 · 2h

We got rained on but #JakeGyllenhaal stay out with his fan in the pouring rain 😍 #TIFF14

leah nicole @_ellerow · 2h

Shout out to Jake Gyllenhaal for going out of his way to greet fans despite the torrential downpour πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

rock-it promotions @rockitpromo · 2h

Man of the hour Jake Gyllenhaal at the premiere of #Nightcrawler signing autographs in the pouring rain! #rockitTIFF

MelC @m3lissacoram · 2h

Did I really just meet jake gyllenhaal and take a selfie with him oh yep and I touched his beautiful arm... #deadπŸ’“

Jacques Gallant @JacquesGallant · 2h

On working with Gyllenhaal, Ahmed says: "He's a dedicated professional dude...I hope we can work together again." #tiff14 #startiff

Monica said...

Jordan Hoffman @jhoffman
NIGHTCRAWLER is the full package, sharp, funny, sleek as hell. A major film. #tiff14

Jordan Hoffman @jhoffman
Not saying it's as good, but discussing NIGHTCRAWLER in same breath as TAXI DRIVER or NETWORK is not heresy. It's really something. #tiff14

metalmeatwad @MichaelNotCera
How can anything top Nightcrawler at #TIFF14? Utterly masterful debut feature. Crowd are it up. Easily Gyllenhaal's best performance to date

Scott Feinberg @ScottFeinberg 51s
NIGHTCRAWLER is fantastic! NETWORK meets BEING THERE for the TMZ age in which we live. Probably won't win awards, but will become a classic.

Ty Burr @tyburr
As long as I'm comparing modern stars and classic performances, #Nightcrawler may just be Jake Gyllenhaal's Rupert Pupkin. #TIFF2014

Scott Feinberg @ScottFeinberg

Open Road should go for it with Jake and Rene. She'd be in supporting, which appears to be a terribly thin category this year; could happen.

Anne Thompson @akstanwyck
Creepy LA noir Nightcrawler carried by gaunt Jake Gyllenhaal wows Friday night crowd at Elgin. #TIFF14

Alex Billington @firstshowing

Nightcrawler - Helluva film. At times intense, other times ridiculous, other times funny. Gyllenhaal is incredible. Really impressed. #tiff

Michael Schwartz @mikemovie
NIGHTCRAWLER sounds like DRIVE. A dark, ambitious film that the internet will love and Oscars will hate.

Hollywood Elsewhere @wellshwood 11s
Dan Gilroy’s “Nightcdawler” is a chilly, highly original psychodrama about a beyond-creepy sociopathic news video shooter who fits right in.

teven Weintraub @colliderfrosty 7m
Have seen a lot of good performances this year but Jake Gyllenhaal in NIGHTCRAWLER is next level stuff. Completely unhinged. #tiff14

Nigel M. Smith @nigelmfs
Jake Gyllenhaal is a bug eyed marvel in NIGHTCRAWLER. Solid, timely thriller with a lot of laughs. #TIFF14

Richard Lawson @rilaws
Nightcrawler is sleek, stylish, and maybe too clever by half. Gyllenhaal plays a great cartoon.

Kurt Halfyard @triflic 7m
A dark satirical look at negotiation, psychopathy & US capitalism. Brilliant lead perf from dead-eyed Jake Gyllenhaal #nightcrawler #TIFF14

Edward Douglas @EDouglasW

.@SeeNIGHTCRAWLER is this year's Drive. A riveting film with an absolutely bat-sh*t crazy performance by Jake Gyllenhal. Amazing!

Hollywood Elsewhere ‏@wellshwood 2m
“Nightcrawler” is strikingly soul-less, cold , creepy…and quite respectable for that. A news-video thriller with ice in its veins.

Jess said...

Yes awards would be nice but Oscar no longer cares about great performances. I am hoping the non Oscar awards give Nightcrawler some love and if not who cares. Like one of the critics mentioned before sounds as if Jake keeps taking it to the next level in this one. His films will be around a long time and this one sounds as if it will be added to his already impressive list of iconic roles.

Donnie Darko is loved and coveted by a new generation of fans. October Sky is watched by students in class. I could go on but I do believe NC will also be a classic but I don't think its like Drive except the location.

Monica said...

I think they're trying to say that is too dark for the Oscar.

Well, more reviews:

A from The Playlist (great review)


UltraViolet said...

Hi guys. I am indeed in Toronto. Really lucky to get to see Jake at TIFF for the second year in a row. I couldn't really post until right now. Managed to avoid the rain before the movie but not after!

Nightcrawler is intense and weird and unlike anything we've seen Jake do. I hadn't read the screenplay so was unprepared for all of what happens.

The audience totally ate it up, breaking into applause at one point during the film. Lots of applause in the credits and at the Q&A.

Before the movie, Dan Gilroy introduced Jake as one of the most fearless actors working today. Jake looked really good and seemed very happy. Rene Russo looked great - incredible legs. She also seemed to like touching Jake :)

Have been going through the tweets and reviews. Thanks to all of you for posting the photos and reactions.

Will try to corral everything into a new post. But big, it's been fun to experience this.

UltraViolet said...

This made me LOL:

Hollywood Elsewhere @wellshwood · 32m
After "Nightcrawler" and those two Denis Villeneuve darkies, Jake Gyllenhaal needs to make a nice friendly comedy or a love story.

UltraViolet said...

Thanks again for everyone posting tweets and photos and everything else. Some more of that good stuff in a new post.