Nightcrawler — Empathy for the Antihero

The protagonist of Nightcrawler, Louis Bloom, is motivated, clever, and a sociopath. So why does the audience stay so engaged in his journey? In this video essay, Lessons from the Screenplay shines a light on how to create empathy for an antihero and what antiheros offer that conventional heroes may not.

 

 

 


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