Christopher Nolan

Christopher Nolan

Christopher Jonathan James Nolan (born July 30, 1970) is a British-American film director, screenwriter and producer. He received serious notice ... More »Christopher Jonathan James Nolan (born July 30, 1970) is a British-American film director, screenwriter and producer. He received serious notice after his second feature Memento (2000), which he wrote and directed based on a story idea by his brother, Jonathan Nolan. Jonathan went to co-write later scripts with him, including the Batman series and The Prestige. He also first collaborated with Wally Pfister, who would photograph all his subsequent films. After directing Insomnia (2002), Nolan pitched an idea for a reboot of the Batman film franchise to Warner Bros., eventually making a successful trilogy. Inception (2010) was an original screenplay by Nolan, a heist film set in the world of "shared dreaming." Nolan co-founded Syncopy Films with his wife, Emma Thomas, and they have produced all his films since The Prestige (2006). Nolan has also worked with screenwriter David S. Goyer, film editor Lee Smith, composers David Julyan and Hans Zimmer, special effects coordinator Chris... [ Wikipedia ]

On The Art Of Misdirection In Literature | Christopher Priest

When the book was filmed by Christopher Nolan in 2006, this mystery, central to the story, was made into a secret, one that was concealed until almost the final seconds of the film. Mysteries and secrets are in my view different in important ways, but a film is not a novel. I have a new ...

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The real, subversive politics of 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'

For all the talk about the hot-topic nihilism of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, what made The Dark Knight great wasn’t that it turned the Joker into a terrorist (although the imagery was there). The Dark Knight put several ideas into a spin cycle, but at its center, it was really ...

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6 Films To Watch In April

The hook, aside from the vaguely Lawnmower Man-ish plot, is the fact that it’s directed by Wally Pfister, who is Christopher Nolan’s favorite cinematographer. I’m not sure how much regular audiences will care about that fact, but it means that the picture, shot on old-school 35mm film...

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Battle for the Bigger Screen

Studio executives note that Imax also enjoys a strong relationship with marquee directors like Michael Bay, Brad Bird and Christopher Nolan, who have come to insist that their films be released in the format. (Put another way, Imax releases are now how directors determine if they are in ...

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Box Office Reports Over the Last Five Years: How Movies Have Changed

(Christopher Nolan, maker of the Dark Knight trilogy and Inception, remains an important holdout. ) The stereopticon format had its drawbacks — those glasses darkened the true screen image and remain a minor annoyance for audiences — but it allowed distributors to charge an extra few ...

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'Captain America' Turns April Into Start Of Summer Blockbuster Season

Add in Christopher Nolan’s name as producer, and the potential for audiences to associate it with Nolan’s own hit sci-fi mind-bender Inception could translate into added box office benefits. Most important for Rio 2 and Transcendence is the overwhelming power of foreign box office ...

Johnny Depp joins Justin Long in monster movie Tusk

Johnny Depp will next star in Christopher Nolan's Transcendence, which is released on April 18 in the US and on April 25 in the UK. Watch a trailer below: ...

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Sonny Bunch: Captain America Takes on the United States

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Tom Hardy Bares Chest for Esquire, Reveals He Doesn't 'Feel Very Manly'

" Hardy revealed his fear causes him to choose ultra manly roles such as Bane in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises because he wants to understand how the other half lives. Tom explained: "I seek it, to mimic it and maybe understand it, or maybe to draw it into my own reality. ...

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Molyneux Says Xbox One Without Kinect Is Inevitable

Even where it goofs, and it certainly does, it’s still probably faster to voice-ask twice for “Christopher Nolan” than it would be to type the name in manually with a remote or gamepad. I’m with Molyneux: Unbundle Kinect now and get the Xbox One’s price down $100 or more. Sell the system ...

How the HTC One M8 will put the pow in its pitch

In another TV spot, Oldman -- who played Commissioner Gordon in the Christopher Nolan-directed Batman movies -- says "blah, blah, blah" in place of listing features for the One M8. The use of so many "blahs" embraces the notion that ads are white noise, McGee said. So far, the duo of ...

Batman turns 75

The latest Christopher Nolan trilogy has boosted his popularity even more, although a distinction must be made between Batman as he exists in comics and as he appears in other media. To understand the character and his significance, one must return to the source material. Like other ...

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Why 'Captain America: Winter Solider' is an anomaly for Marvel

Swapping out directors is a risky move, but‎ the nice thing is that if you don't have a Christopher Nolan or a Sam Raimi, you can take a mulligan of sorts. There was no guarantee that directors whose only film credit was "You, Me & Dupree" were going to be able to pull off this “Captain ...

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'Amazing Spider-Man 2': Sparks fly amid tangled plot, early reviews say

At times, with its many villains, this [film] veers perilously close to the overplotted trouble zone of Sam Raimi's 'Spider-Man 3' and Christopher Nolan's 'The Dark Knight Rises. ' " Robey adds, "The thing is, all the electricity Webb needs is right before him, in the continued perfect ...

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Ellen Burstyn Talks Flowers in the Attic & Petals on the Wind

[Christopher Nolan] is an amazing genius. What’s it like to work with one genius like Darren and then to work with another like Christopher? They’re kind of alike in a way. They’re both extremely intelligent, extremely educated, cultured, refined, elegant, introverted… I love them ...

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FILM-TRANSCENDENCE-PFISTER-DEPP— For more than a decade, cinematographer Wally Pfister has been bringing director Christopher Nolan's cinematic visions to life. Now he's calling the shots. UPCOMING: 800 words by 1800 GMT, photos. FILM-TRIBECA - When the 13th annual Tribeca Film Festival ...

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