Live by Night is a riveting epic layered with a diverse cast of loyal friends and callous enemies, tough rumrunners and sultry femmes fatales, Bible-quoting. Live By Night ein Film von Ben Affleck mit Ben Affleck, Zoe Saldana. Inhaltsangabe: Im Bosten der wilden 20er Jahre fließt während der Prohibition der Schnaps. In Live By Night steigt Ben Affleck während der Zeit der Prohibition vom Polizistensohn zum mächtigen Schmugglerboss auf.
Live By NightLive By Night ein Film von Ben Affleck mit Ben Affleck, Zoe Saldana. Inhaltsangabe: Im Bosten der wilden 20er Jahre fließt während der Prohibition der Schnaps. Live by Night [dt./OV]. ()IMDb 6,42 Std. 9 Min Die Geschichte spielt in der Prohibitionszeit und handelt von einer Gruppe von Personen und ihren. Im Prohibitions-Drama Live by Night wendet sich Ben Affleck als Sohn eines Polizisten im Boston der 20er Jahre dem organisierten Verbrechen zu.
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Yet, the movie didn't stop and added an extra twenty minutes that summed things up, but in a manner that to me was very simplistic, rushed, and lackluster.
The VERDICT: Live by Night is a gangster movie that felt more like a video guide to starting a bootlegging operation. It certainly has the look and feel of a gangster movie, complete with family drama, but it lacks that edge the mobster classics had.
Outside of a few moments, this movie was a little toned down for my tastes, and I didn't like the monologue summaries as they robbed us of some exciting conclusions.
Therefore, this reviewer can't recommend this movie for the theater outside of the look of the movie. My scores are: Crime Drama: 6. All Titles TV Episodes Celebs Companies Keywords Advanced Search.
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DID YOU KNOW? Seine Geliebte Emma verrät, auf massivem Druck hin, ihrem Boss White das Verhältnis zu Coughlin und soll auch noch im Auftrag Whites umgebracht werden.
Sie wird von Whites Leuten fortgeschafft. White lockt Coughlin in eine Falle, um ihn zu töten.
Joe Coughlin wird festgenommen und landet für drei Jahren im Gefängnis. Sein Vater verstirbt während der Haftzeit. Aus der Haft entlassen, heuert Joe Coughlin beim Mafiaboss Pescatore an, um sich an White für den vermeintlichen Mord an Gould zu rächen.
Pescatore schickt Coughlin nach Tampa in Florida , wo er das Geschäft zusammen mit seinem alten Freund Dion Bartolo mit Alkohol und Glücksspiel vorantreiben und White allmählich aus dem Geschäft drängen soll.
Dort verliebt sich Coughlin in die schöne Schwester Graciela des Kubaners Esteban Suarez, der den Handel mit Rum in Florida beherrscht. Zuvor vereinbart Coughlin eine Übereinkunft mit Irving Figgis, dem Chief of Police von Tampa, dessen Tochter Loretta eine Karriere in Hollywood anstrebt.
Alles läuft soweit gut. Die Gewinne, die Coughlin für seinen Boss Pescatore erwirtschaftet, steigen. Whites Einfluss schrumpft. Den Gangstern ist klar, dass die Regierung über kurz oder lang die Prohibition aufheben wird.
Zwischendurch verübt der Ku-Klux-Klan unter der Führung von RD Pruit, dem Schwager von Chief Figgis, Anschläge auf Coughlins Clubs. Provided that you understand german.
Judith Richardson This answer contains spoilers… view spoiler [ I believe that the protagonist is not truly a sociopath. He shows remorse, questions constantly at least after he met Graciela , why does he need to …more I believe that the protagonist is not truly a sociopath.
Good deeds follow bad money, Joe says. See all 3 questions about Live by Night…. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3.
Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Live by Night Coughlin, 2. Oct 03, Will Byrnes rated it it was amazing Shelves: historical-fiction , books-of-the-year , literary-fiction , fiction , lehane.
It is from this moment that we look back over the years to to find out how Joe came to be in such peril. The first thing we see is Joe and two other petty crooks robbing a speakeasy owned by a Boston gangster.
During the course of the event a masked Joe meets Emma Gould in a scene that might someday define the career of some rising young actress.
The Bartolo brothers relieved the card players of their weapons. In her eyes, firelights danced behind the gray. Lehane wanted to write a novel that echoed the mobster movies he grew up with.
Anything between the two world wars, the clothes, and the cars, and tommyguns. Maybe it was too much exposure to s,s gangster movies when I was a kid… It was certainly interesting to me to see the seeds and the growth of what we understand now as the Mafia.
This was seen as the end of the independent operator decade. This was fun to look at. But he ran into a bit of interference after having written a few chapters.
Boardwalk Empire machine-gunned onto the scene and that meant Lehane would have to focus on something other than whiskey as his substance Maguffin.
Splitting his residence between Boston and Tampa, he had already become familiar with Ybor City, a part of Tampa which was a major entry point for prohibition era rum.
The over-the-head lightbulb clicked on and it was off to the races. Rum instead of whiskey. And structurally, he decided to trace a reverse route.
The rum entered through Florida and worked its way north. Joe Coughlin begins up north and heads south.
Lehane found the era appealing for another reason. And it was a time where, I think, there was some sort of ignorance is bliss.
You also had a time in which the entire country turned against the law of the land which had to make it fun.
Young Joe lands in a Boston jail, where he is befriended by a powerful mob boss, Thomaso Pescatore. Maso wants to leverage his access to Joe to get his dad, Thomas, Deputy Superintendent of the Boston Police, to take care of some things for him.
That is where the bulk of the story takes place. This is not some mindless good-guys vs bad-guys shoot-em-up. Lehane is a serious writer and there are larger issues under his microscope here.
One is the impact of parents, fathers in particular on their children. Joe must confront his own feelings about parenthood when he becomes a father. A closely related theme is the karma of violence What I have learned is that violence procreates.
And the children your violence produces will return to you as savage, mindless things. Lehane offers some thematic touchstones along the way.
Thomas gives Joe a watch that has special meaning for him. A similar item is the appearance of a Florida panther, which may or may not actually be present at times, and is certainly a phantom at others, carrying concern about mortality.
Joe struggles with his belief system. He is not a stone cold killer, which puts him at a disadvantage with the company he keeps.
He feared this was all there was. Sitting in that ridiculous chair looking out the window at the yellow windows canted in the black water, he knew it.
He inquires into the beliefs others have about a life beyond during his journey, and also wonders what might take his place if it turns out there is no god.
I dunno. The whole world. What if this is it? Because I need one of those. Just to be safe. But I believe in greed, too. On the one hand, we find appealing the image of the slick criminal getting over on, say, bankers.
We see them not so much as bleak, soulless, bloody monsters but as outlaws. Joe struggles with the difference between being an outlaw, a romantic self-image, and a gangster, which, to Joe, is an acceptance that he is not a decent person after all.
Another notion, about types of criminality, that comes into play a time or three has just a touch of contemporary resonance. You want to play by their rules?
Go ahead. But I say their rules are bullshit. I say there are no rules but the ones a man makes for himself.
Later, Joe is planning a gambling empire and notes again that criminality comes in various forms. Another passage made me think of the banality of evil in Nazi Germany.
In fact, one of the things I loved about this book is how many times a line or a passage summoned broader notions, or the scent of other classics.
Here are a few: Working class men had sons. Successful men had heirs. We all believe lies that bring us more comfort than the truth.
Depends on luck—to be born in the right place at the right time and be of the right color. Yes, yes, hard work and talent make up the difference. But the foundation of all lives is luck.
Good or bad. Luck is life and life is luck. The Live by Night motif can be taken a few ways, as living outside the law, as living freely, as in surviving in an id-rich world, on the edge.
When Joe was a young crook his boss would say to him. They visit the night. But we live in it. They rent what we own. But what drives someone to such extremes?
And how do the stories we tell about ourselves affect who we are? Something was getting lost in them, something that was starting to live by day, where the swells lived, where the insurance salesmen and the bankers lived, where the civic meetings were held and the little flags were waved at the Main Street parades, where you sold out the truth of yourself for the story of yourself.
Liked it better than the truth of himself. In the truth of himself, he was second class and grubby and always out of step.
The truth of himself was a lonely boy in an empty house, waiting or someone to knock on his bedroom door and ask if he was ok.
The story of himself, on the other hand, was of a gangster prince. A man who had a full-time driver and bodyguard. A man of wealth and stature. A man for whom people abandoned their seats simply because he coveted them Maybe living by night is being in the dream instead of the reality.
But for all his serious flaws, I found it was possible to relate to Joe, to root for him, even. And Lehane has populated his tale with a colorful array of supporting characters, in varying shades.
There is not a lot here by way of damsels in distress. From the iron-nerved Emma, to a wildly successful evangelical preacher, Loretta, to the elegant Graciela, the women are rich presences in the story.
On a gut level, it felt to me that a bit of Casablanca DNA seems to run through this story. In this world of low expectations, we can feel some empathy for Joe because he is no sociopath, even though he swims in a shiver of sharks.
No, Joe is no Rick, and Emma and Loretta are no freedom fighters, Graciela actually may be but having established his dark roots, there is a feeling of potential for hope, for redemption, for maybe a chance to live by day, a desire to do the right thing, that gives the story poignancy.
All the great lines certainly helped. I cannot think of a book I have read in recent memory that offered up so many.
Ben Affleck is already in negotiations to write, direct and star in the movie. I am not sure I see him in this role, but this could be the beginning of a beautiful film.
So tip back on your panama hat, make sure the ceiling fan is spinning fast enough to cool your sweat before it plunges under your collar, check that the safety for that piece under your jacket is switched on, light up one of those very special Cubans, hoist your Bacardi cocktail and settle back.
This is the source of the Lehane quotes at the top of the review. View all 39 comments. Feb 05, Jason Koivu rated it it was amazing Shelves: fiction , historical-fiction.
It's nice as a reader when you realize that and can sit back and enjoy the story. Dennis Lehane is a writer who will put you in that easychair.
Live by Night was my first Lehane and midway through the first chapter I knew I was in safe hands. His writing flows, it touches on all the plot's necessary points and no more.
Scenes breathe, characters grow, and the story seldom slows down. This may not be a 5-star book for everyone. I'm giving it an extra bump up for the cont "This writer's got this" I'm giving it an extra bump up for the content.
Part of it's about Boston gangsters during the s prohibition days. Right up my alley! I was born and raised right outside of Boston and I'm a big fan of gangster lore.
Live by Night marries two of my favorite things! The story follows small-time criminal Joe Coughlin from a speakeasy heist to his career as a regional mob boss.
It takes us from Boston down to Tampa, Florida and ropes in Cuba to boot. That last part really reminded me of The Godfather. I'm not saying Lehane copies Coppola.
Mobsters from the Northeast U. It was a natural progression. Lehane does a fantastic job with the period details, tastefully inserting real figures-of-the-day like Lucky Luciano and creating a marvelous historical fiction.
It's been a long time since I've been able to say this, but I'm really excited to read more from this author!
View all 16 comments. Oct 04, Kemper rated it really liked it Shelves: bad-guys-rule , , crime-mystery , signed-by-author , rum-running.
I think Dennis Lehane may be a big fan of Boardwalk Empire based on this book. In the mids, Joe Coughlin is a young man who has turned against his upbringing as the son of a legendary Boston police captain.
Joe works for a local gangster and does the occasional robbery on the side. This is an indirect sequel I think Dennis Lehane may be a big fan of Boardwalk Empire based on this book.
This is an indirect sequel to The Given Day in which Joe was a child and the action centered on his older brother.
He starts out thinking of himself as an outlaw, not a gangster, because he dislikes the prudish and hypocritical nature of the respected types who make the rules.
By , Prohibition in the United States gives rise to an endless network of underground distilleries, speakeasies, gangsters, and corrupt cops.
Joe Coughlin, the youngest son of a prominent Boston police captain, defies his proper upbringing by climbing a ladder of organized crime that takes him from Boston to Ybor City, Florida , to Havana, Cuba , where he encounters a dangerous cast of characters who are all fighting for their piece of the American dream.
When the novel begins, Joe is in the employ of one of Boston's most powerful mobsters, Tim Hickey. Joe and two friends knock off a gambling room located behind a speakeasy.
Unbeknownst to them, the speakeasy belonged to Albert White, their boss's biggest rival. Emma Gould, a server in the room and White's mistress, catches Joe's attention.
They begin an affair. Coughlin is later sent to Charlestown Penitentiary after a bank robbery goes awry. On the night of his arrest, the car Emma is traveling in crashes into a river and she is presumed dead.
Joe comes under the protection of Italian mobster Maso Pescatore while in prison. While Joe and his police captain father, Thomas Coughlin, had a complicated relationship, Thomas agrees to do Pescatore's bidding to keep Joe safe in prison.
The stress of these dealings gives Thomas a fatal heart attack. Upon release, Pescatore sends Joe to Tampa, Florida , to solidify the family's rum-running operation.
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