I love virtually all his films post-Batman returns. I don't think I've ever followed a director like I've followed Christopher Nolan. But I can't put a finger on what makes him so great, though. Do you watch his films and if so, which one is your favorite?
Why are Christopher Nolan films so great?
|by Anonymous||reply 47||01/19/2015|
Christopher dear, do fuck off.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||07/24/2013|
From what I hear, he was essentially forced to do DKR so that he could get backing for Inception.
I can't imagine this Superman-Batman thing is his idea, is it?
|by Anonymous||reply 2||07/24/2013|
Well, Inception was clearly one of his best films, followed by The Dark Knight...I rest my case!
|by Anonymous||reply 3||07/24/2013|
"Inception" is my favorite, but that doesn't make it a great film.
It's original and incredibly cool-looking, but like all of Nolan's films it's an incoherent mess. The man can't tell a story on film.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||07/24/2013|
Uh, they're not. They're all bloated and overstuffed with huge plot holes.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||07/24/2013|
I enjoy most of Nolan's films too, OP. For some reason many of our more elderly DLers can't stand the guy, and start frothing with anger whenever his name comes up.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||07/24/2013|
Maybe because many of our elderly DLers grew up watching great films and understanding how cinematic storytelling works.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||07/24/2013|
I didn't know so many straight teenage boys posted on DL.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||07/24/2013|
[quote]Uh, they're not. They're all bloated and overstuffed with huge plot holes.
That's your opinion.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||07/24/2013|
He's a pretentious asshole who can't even direct women. He's a hack and over.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||07/24/2013|
IMO he's a hack who helps think stupid straight white males think they've experienced something profound.
He turned something innocuous and fun like Batman into a lugubrious bore.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||07/24/2013|
[QUOTE]I love virtually all his films post-Batman returns
He didn't direct BATMAN RETURNS, you numbnut!
|by Anonymous||reply 12||07/24/2013|
I can't believe people who say they didn't like "Memento" if they actually watched it. It's brilliant. His early movie "Following" is also well worth seeing.
For what they are -- Hollywood blockbusters -- his Batman movies are great. They're all a bit too long, but they're certainly entertaining and much smarter and better acted than most movies of that size/scale.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||07/24/2013|
[quote]He turned something innocuous and fun like Batman into a lugubrious bore.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||07/24/2013|
It's because the feature Cillian Murphy.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||07/24/2013|
Chris/r13, don't make us flag you.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||07/24/2013|
[quote] IMO he's a hack who helps think stupid straight white males think they've experienced something profound.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||07/24/2013|
R16, don't you have another One Direction thread to start?
|by Anonymous||reply 18||07/24/2013|
[quote]IMO he's a hack who helps think stupid straight white males think they've experienced something profound.
Uhm, maybe because they really are profound? You lose.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||07/24/2013|
They're great if you are 15 years old and have seen only superhero movies since you started watching movies.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||07/24/2013|
Memento is truly good. Inception is overrated mumbo jumbo that stupid people thought was smart. I'm still looking forward to Interstellar.
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|by Anonymous||reply 22||07/24/2013|
thank god. I thought I was the only one who thinks that Nolan is majorly overrated and has no real depth. Flashy style.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||07/24/2013|
R20 has clearly never seen Memento.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||07/24/2013|
R19, what, pray tell, is profound about The Prestige?
|by Anonymous||reply 25||07/24/2013|
I don't get the hype about him, his movies are trying so hard to be intellectual that they come across contrived, emotionless and immature. I also don't get why he hardly ever works with great actors. Leonardo Di Caprio, Anne Hathaway and Christian Bale are not necessary great character actors. Heath Ledger was the only interesting thing in that overblown overlong TDK.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||07/25/2013|
R24 Memento was not that great, just an exercise in scene jumbling. Carrie-Ann Moss gave an outstanding performance though, bringing some humanity to the technical endeavour that seemed to dominate the movie.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||07/25/2013|
Oh, R10, you mean compared to someone like Oliver Stone?
|by Anonymous||reply 28||07/25/2013|
[quote]Uhm, maybe because they really are profound? You lose.
You don't even know why that sounds so stupid, do you?
Run along, now.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||07/25/2013|
His movies are the opposite of great--tedious, pretentious, overblown.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||07/25/2013|
r11 hit the nail on the head! You go girl!
|by Anonymous||reply 31||07/25/2013|
The Dark Knight should have won Best Picture.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||07/25/2013|
He makes the type of movie that college aged men say is their favorite if they want a more "intellectual" choice than Bad Boys 2. He's a slightly more intelligent Michael Bay.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||07/25/2013|
R32, talk about damning with faint praise.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||07/26/2013|
Any gossip on him?
|by Anonymous||reply 35||01/19/2015|
He's a sociopath. His older brother Matthew killed a guy for money. These people will do whatever they want to get rich.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||01/19/2015|
Hate to break it to you but they're not.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||01/19/2015|
Not surprised at all to hear that he's a sociopath as I've heard stories about his cold, icy behavior.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||01/19/2015|
Plus the subtext of the Batman movies is pure fascism. The usual 1% creep, riding a wave of privilege and sinister connections.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||01/19/2015|
Wow r36, that's some movie plot shit right there!
|by Anonymous||reply 40||01/19/2015|
Did any of you buy WIRED issue with him as the guest editor?
|by Anonymous||reply 41||01/19/2015|
Picked this shit up at Barnes and Noble. Holy crap, best thing I've read in a while. God I love anything about time and other dimensions. And having Nolan be the guest editor is just icing on the top!
|by Anonymous||reply 42||01/19/2015|
His older brother being a hitman is crazy.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||01/19/2015|
They are not!
|by Anonymous||reply 44||01/19/2015|
Chris Nolan REALLY does hate women doesn't he? - he's starting to remind me of David Mamet. All his female characters are total backstabbing cunts.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||01/19/2015|
He's an Englishman. Stiff, reserved, cold. And a sexist with a brother who's a hitman. His wife must be the most luckiest woman in the world.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||01/19/2015|
Well, at least his wife is rich and lives in Paradise Cove with him.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||01/19/2015|