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Why are Christopher Nolan films so great?

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?

by Anonymousreply 4701/19/2015

Christopher dear, do fuck off.

by Anonymousreply 107/24/2013

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 Anonymousreply 207/24/2013

Well, Inception was clearly one of his best films, followed by The Dark Knight...I rest my case!

by Anonymousreply 307/24/2013

"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 Anonymousreply 407/24/2013

Uh, they're not. They're all bloated and overstuffed with huge plot holes.

by Anonymousreply 507/24/2013

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 Anonymousreply 607/24/2013

Maybe because many of our elderly DLers grew up watching great films and understanding how cinematic storytelling works.

by Anonymousreply 707/24/2013

I didn't know so many straight teenage boys posted on DL.

by Anonymousreply 807/24/2013

[quote]Uh, they're not. They're all bloated and overstuffed with huge plot holes.

That's your opinion.

by Anonymousreply 907/24/2013

He's a pretentious asshole who can't even direct women. He's a hack and over.

by Anonymousreply 1007/24/2013

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 Anonymousreply 1107/24/2013

[QUOTE]I love virtually all his films post-Batman returns

He didn't direct BATMAN RETURNS, you numbnut!

by Anonymousreply 1207/24/2013

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 Anonymousreply 1307/24/2013

[quote]He turned something innocuous and fun like Batman into a lugubrious bore.

So true.

by Anonymousreply 1407/24/2013

It's because the feature Cillian Murphy.

by Anonymousreply 1507/24/2013

Chris/r13, don't make us flag you.

by Anonymousreply 1607/24/2013

[quote] IMO he's a hack who helps think stupid straight white males think they've experienced something profound.


by Anonymousreply 1707/24/2013

R16, don't you have another One Direction thread to start?

by Anonymousreply 1807/24/2013

[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 Anonymousreply 1907/24/2013

They're great if you are 15 years old and have seen only superhero movies since you started watching movies.

by Anonymousreply 2007/24/2013

Memento is truly good. Inception is overrated mumbo jumbo that stupid people thought was smart. I'm still looking forward to Interstellar.

by Anonymousreply 2107/24/2013

He's brilliant.

by Anonymousreply 2207/24/2013

thank god. I thought I was the only one who thinks that Nolan is majorly overrated and has no real depth. Flashy style.

by Anonymousreply 2307/24/2013

R20 has clearly never seen Memento.

by Anonymousreply 2407/24/2013

R19, what, pray tell, is profound about The Prestige?

by Anonymousreply 2507/24/2013

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 Anonymousreply 2607/25/2013

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 Anonymousreply 2707/25/2013

Oh, R10, you mean compared to someone like Oliver Stone?

by Anonymousreply 2807/25/2013

[quote]Uhm, maybe because they really are profound? You lose.


You don't even know why that sounds so stupid, do you?

*pats head*

Run along, now.

by Anonymousreply 2907/25/2013

His movies are the opposite of great--tedious, pretentious, overblown.

by Anonymousreply 3007/25/2013

r11 hit the nail on the head! You go girl!

by Anonymousreply 3107/25/2013

The Dark Knight should have won Best Picture.

by Anonymousreply 3207/25/2013

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 Anonymousreply 3307/25/2013

R32, talk about damning with faint praise.

by Anonymousreply 3407/26/2013

Any gossip on him?

by Anonymousreply 3501/19/2015

He's a sociopath. His older brother Matthew killed a guy for money. These people will do whatever they want to get rich.

by Anonymousreply 3601/19/2015

Hate to break it to you but they're not.

by Anonymousreply 3701/19/2015

Not surprised at all to hear that he's a sociopath as I've heard stories about his cold, icy behavior.

by Anonymousreply 3801/19/2015

Plus the subtext of the Batman movies is pure fascism. The usual 1% creep, riding a wave of privilege and sinister connections.

by Anonymousreply 3901/19/2015

Wow r36, that's some movie plot shit right there!

by Anonymousreply 4001/19/2015

Did any of you buy WIRED issue with him as the guest editor?

by Anonymousreply 4101/19/2015

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 Anonymousreply 4201/19/2015

His older brother being a hitman is crazy.

by Anonymousreply 4301/19/2015

They are not!

by Anonymousreply 4401/19/2015

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 Anonymousreply 4501/19/2015

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 Anonymousreply 4601/19/2015

Well, at least his wife is rich and lives in Paradise Cove with him.

by Anonymousreply 4701/19/2015
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