Christopher Nolan

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Christopher Nolan
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"Love is the one thing we’re capable of perceiving that transcends dimensions of time and space. Maybe we should trust that, even if we can’t understand it."
Born: Christopher Edward Nolan
30 July 1970 (age 50)
Westminster, London, England
Occupation: Director
Producer
Writer
Years Active: 1989–present
Known For: Following
Memento
Insomnia
Batman Begins
The Prestige
The Dark Knight
Inception
The Dark Knight Rises
Interstellar
Dunkirk
Tenet
Relatives: Jonathan Nolan (brother)
John Nolan (uncle)
Lisa Joy (sister-in-law)


Christopher Edward Nolan CBE (/ˈnoʊlən/; born 30 July 1970) is a British-American filmmaker known for making personal, distinctive films within the Hollywood mainstream. His directorial efforts have grossed more than US$4.7 billion in theatres worldwide and garnered a total of 34 Oscar nominations and ten wins.

Notable Films

Year Title Distributor(s) Rotten Tomatoes fresh rating icon.png
1998 Following Momentum Pictures 81%
2000 Memento Newmarket Films 93%
2002 Insomnia Warner Bros. Pictures 92%
2005 Batman Begins Warner Bros. Pictures 84%
2006 The Prestige Buena Vista Pictures Distribution / Warner Bros. Pictures 76%
2008 The Dark Knight Warner Bros. Pictures 94%
2010 Inception Warner Bros. Pictures 87%
2012 The Dark Knight Rises Warner Bros. Pictures 87%
2014 Interstellar Paramount Pictures / Warner Bros. Pictures 72%
2017 Dunkirk Warner Bros. Pictures 93%
2020 Tenet Warner Bros. Pictures 71%

Why He and Most of His Films Rock

  1. He teaches how to make unique films.
  2. He made his company, Syncopy Inc.
  3. His films like Dunkirk are considered the best movies of all time.
    • Also The Dark Knight is considered to be one of the best superhero movies of all time, if not the best of all time.
  4. His films have amazing cinematography.
  5. His films have great editing.
  6. He is one of the few directors who mostly makes original films.
  7. He is one of the few directors who promoted the use of high-resolution visual effects, with resolutions up to 8K.
  8. He said that what he wants is for the audience to relate to Batman "whether they are Republican or Democrat" whilst talking about The Dark Knight and its politics.
  9. His short films Doodlebug and Quay was well-received.
  10. None of the movies have negative reviews, which is all films have best reviews.

Bad Qualities

  1. He absolutely hates deleted scenes and lets them get lost during editing because he feels that if they are deleted, there's no need to see them, despite that some of his fans would like to see them out of curiosity.
  2. While done out of respect to Heath Ledger, he didn't include not even a single reference to the Joker in The Dark Knight Rises, which led to some complaints from fans who felt disrespectful not even mentioning the most memorable villain of his The Dark Knight Trilogy in the grand finale.
  3. He has criticized Warner Bros. for their plans to simultaneously release their upcoming tentpole films in theaters and HBO Max due to the most theaters being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. While he does have a point because the filmmakers did such movies to be watched at theaters, a television release benefits viewers whose countries still don't have their theaters operational and it would be unfair to prevent them from seeing the movies without being spoiled.

Trivia

  • He was critical of 3D films and dislikes that 3D cameras cannot be equipped with prime (non-zoom) lenses. This could explain why The Dark Knight Rises was the only superhero film in 2012 to not get a 3D release, even when other superhero films released in the same year like The Avengers and The Amazing Spider-Man did.
  • He is good friends with Zack Snyder.

Comments


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LancedSoul

5 months ago
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Give me more movies, Christopher Nolan, and I can show what I got.
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LancedSoul

5 months ago
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LA2002

5 months ago
Score 3
Very clever. Showing this to Christopher Nolan himself would definitely amaze him.
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ACoolBlaze5

5 months ago
Score 1
I would have made Power TDK trilogy and soul Insomnia but ok.
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Splinter

5 days ago
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well, that was clever.

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