Finally watching Gyllenhall in Nightcrawler. I could tell at release it was an uncredited remake of Buster Keaton’s The Cameraman, and as coverage and reviews pioed up I became actively irritated that the remake was not being noted.
Jake’s gauntness and off-kilter affect are enough, as far as I am concerned, to definitively establish his character as Buster’s descendant.
The film’s described as a disturbing LA noir. As I watch it tonight, clear in my own mind that it’s a remake, I see it as a comedy.