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Christopher Nolan

PostPosted: Sun Aug 01, 2010 9:45 pm
by Joshua
From The Prestige:

Alfred Borden: A real magician tries to invent something new, that other magicians are gonna scratch their heads over.

I believe that this is a metaphor for what Nolan tries to do with his films. Create something so creative, so full of genius, a film that really does make audiences and critics scratch their heads... in both confusion and wonderment at how such an epic creation was pulled off.

Truly, this is what Inception, The Prestige and (to some extent) The Dark Knight do. I can't say for the others, for I have not seen them yet (but I intend to watch them (Memento/Following/Insomnia)) but I'm sure they are similar.

So -- what is your favourite Nolan film? How would you rank them?

Re: Christopher Nolan

PostPosted: Sun Aug 01, 2010 11:05 pm
by Nick
Only one of his I haven't seen is Following. I think he's amazing and is consistently creating fantastic films that are unlike anything I've ever seen before. I think you hit the nail on the head with that quote from The Prestige. He's a master innovator of movies. Ranked from what I've seen:

1) Inception
2) The Dark Knight
3) Memento (this one and The Dark Knight are neck and neck though, ask me again tomorrow and they might switch places, though overall this one is more creative and artistically speaking better, though TDK is oftentimes more entertaining to watch)
4) The Prestige
5) Batman Begins
6) Insomnia (mediocre...the only film of his I could say that for)

Re: Christopher Nolan

PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 2:21 am
by dr mum

This movie is beyond awesome, brilliant and a sodding masterpiece.

1 It has Leo and a grand little ensemble of cheeky chappies.
2 The soundtrack rocks your world at the speed of light
3 Your world view is altered permanently
4 Love movies with a puzzle : demands viewer involvement and concentration to detail
5 Rollicking breakneck pace with dense-tense and suspense
6 MindBLOWING spec fx
7 Novel original film structure mucking with concepts of time. Etc.
8 totally awesome hotel scene with sidekick kicking arse. LOVE LOVE LOVE this!
9 Class One-liners
10 Woah! WTF end

Re: Christopher Nolan

PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:48 pm
by Finli Otego
I think all of his films are amazing, but if I had to rank them:

1. Memento
2. Inception
3. Dark Knight
4. Insomnia
5. The Prestige
6. Batman Begins
7. Following

Re: Christopher Nolan

PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 12:11 am
by Joshua
I'm not sure I could choose between Inception or Dark Knight :hmm:

Re: Christopher Nolan

PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:17 am
by Mike369
I've only seen Nolan's 4 most recent films but I'll rank them anyway.

1. Inception [If you were to tall me I'd rank it here 2 days ago, I wouldn't have believed you as The Dark Knight is one of my favourite films]
2. The Dark Knight
3. Batman Begins
4. The Prestige

Every single one of those Nolan films I've seen are all brilliant in their own right. Even Batman Begins and The Dark Knight have a very different but still awesome feel when your watching them. After watching Inception, I definitely have to watch the rest of his films as Nolan is a clever and brilliant director.

Re: Christopher Nolan

PostPosted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 6:40 pm
by Joshua
I got Following and Insomnia for my birthday (ironically I wanted Memento and The Prestige more but whatever - they're now ordered from Amazon :) )

Can't wait to watch em!

Current rankings -

1. Inception
2. The Dark Knight
3. The Prestige
4. Batman Begins (though I need to rewatch this)
5. Memento
6. Insomnia
7. Following

Re: Christopher Nolan

PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 12:24 am
by CJ Sonic
ive finally jsut watched inception. And i have to say wow.

I think a second viewing is definately needed before i start comparing it to the dark knight.

My view on the ending:
Spoiler (Click to reveal/hide)
there is no spoon, oops wrong movie

Re: Christopher Nolan

PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:30 pm
by drackodelmal
havn´t seen insomnia following or inception

but i am a fan for
Memento and both dark night movies

Re: Christopher Nolan

PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:12 pm
by Gary Troup
Nolan's a genius!

1) The Prestige
2) Dark Knight
3) Inception
4) Memento
5) Batman Begins
6) Insomnia

Re: Christopher Nolan

PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:23 pm
by drackodelmal
the prestige is also great... totally forgot he direct that