The Directors: Christopher Nolan

Christopher Nolan is the most visionary director of our generation. He’s films are so utterly unique; it’s mind-blowing (just seeing the trailer for “Inception” says it all). Whether his films are based on source material (“Insomnia” and the Batman films) or original screenplays with his brother his films carry a strong story followed by great performances from his actors. Even though “Insomnia” and the Batman films aren’t original ideas of his, he makes them his own – shattering the bar that was set before him and raising it for anyone who dare challenge him. Christopher Nolan is a GREAT director.

Oh, and he’s not making the yet untitled third Batman film in 3D.  You have to give him credit for that!

1.  Inception

2. Insomnia

3. The Prestige

4.  The Dark Knight

5. Memento

6. Batman Begins

(I haven’t seen “Following”) 😦

Author: Frank Mengarelli

Everybody relax, Frank's here. After going to film school at Columbia College Chicago, Frank decided to underachieve with his vast knowledge of film into a career in civil service. Frank had a brief stint as a film blogger, and then he met the heterosexual love of his life, Nick Clement. The two instantly bonded over their love from everything to Terence Malick to THE EXPENDABLES films. Some of Frank's favorite filmmakers are Terence Malick, Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, Sylvester Stallone, Oliver Stone and Spike Lee. Some of his favorite films are THE TREE OF LIFE, STAR WARS (all of them), BAD LIEUTENANT, THE THING and ALL THAT JAZZ. Frank spends his free time with his dog Roger, collecting any Star Wars collectible he can find and trying to finish his pretentious, first person narrative novel(la), LARGE MEN IN SMALL CARS..

5 thoughts on “The Directors: Christopher Nolan”

  1. I’m quite surprised you haven’t seen “Following.” It’s quite similar to “Pi” in the way it is only a mere glimpse into what is yet to come from those great filmmakers. It’s a hint of what their talents are capable of… they don’t quite have “it” yet, but you get the feeling that you are watching greatness in development.

  2. Looking forward to Inception (who isn’t?) I haven’t seen Following either 😉 He has made some great movies so far and let’s hope it keeps going.

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