Directors Talk: Christopher Nolan

Hey everyone! It’s time for another round of “Directors Talk”, the roundtable series of discussion about today’s biggest directors that I participate in with Ian and PG Cooper.

This time up on the agenda It’s Christopher Nolan, the current steward of the Batman franchise. His “The Dark Knight Rises” is one of the most anticipated movies of the summer. Of course, his filmography is not limited to the Batman series, as he’s also the man behind such legendary movies as “Inception”, “The Prestige” and “Memento”.

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Ian: And here we go with another “Director Talk” with Ian, Cooper and Fogs. This time around we look at one of the most popular directors to have emerged this past decade, Christopher Nolan.With his Dark Knight Rises, one of the most anticipated films of the year, on the slate this summer we thought we would look at the director’s past and see how he got to this point. So Fogs, Cooper, what do you think Nolan’s impact on film has been over the last ten years?

Cooper: Chris Nolan huh? This is gonna be a good one. I’d say Nolan’s biggest impact on film is the Batman Begins effect. Since that film, we’ve seen tons of others emulate the dark/gritty/more realistic approach to their characters. Examples include Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Star Trek, Sherlock Holmes, X-Men: First Class, and Casino Royale. The general buzz is that the upcoming Spider-Man reboot is also trying to match Nolan’s Batman film in tone. The other big impact he’s had is the way he’s raised the bar for both comic-book films, as well as all mainstream blockbusters.

Ian: Interesting. Of course, Nolan’s influence on grittier comic book films is clear, but I guess I never thought about how it affect other series’ like Sherlock Holmes and Bond, but I suppose you are right. Batman Begins probably did have a direct influence on them.

Fogs: I lose track on anyone’s “Impact on film”. Sometimes that’s easy to see and say, other times… it becomes a little murky. I suppose the comic book movie influence is arguable, but I might even say the “Comic Book Realism” factor might trace back to the first X-Men, or Spider_Man, which pre date that one. The Dark Knight certainly has influenced those movies to go in a Darker direction, we’ll see how that plays out.

One thing I WISH other filmmakers would follow is his cerebral approach to story telling. Nolan is not afraid to credit an audience with intelligence. Unlike some major filmmakers who dumb their movies down in points for fear of losing anyone, Nolan’s movies all always make you work to keep up. Memento, The Prestige, Inception… those movies make you think they keep your brain activated. When so much of Hollywood’s offerings are aimed at people with IQs of 80, it’s refreshing to find a filmmaker who’s like, “No, don’t worry, they’ll figure it out”.

Ian: Yes, I agree with you Fogs. Nolan likes to make the thinking man’s version of blockbuster films, which is greatly appreciated. Inception was probably my favourite film of that year.

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Fogs: Heh. Pretty sure it was Dan’s, too.

I think he’s a big Inception fan.

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Cooper: Yeah, I love Inception. Top notch filmmaking. Of course I’ve come to expect that from Nolan.

In reference to Fogs’ point earlier, about the realism factor going further back, I sort of agree and sort of don’t. I will agree that the first X-Men film took those characters and definitely put them in a more real world than any comic book film before hand. There also is a fairly dark tone to that first movie. I think Spider-Man is extremely cartoony. Anyway, the point I’m trying to make is that while darker and more realistic superhero films had been made, Nolan’s Batman Begins and The Dark Knight took it a step further. To be fair though, yes, they were definitely building on the foundation of what was already established.

Fogs: Well, he’s going to have a chance to further establish it with this summer’s Dark Knight Rises, and he’s also heavily involved in the production of the new Superman film.

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Cooper: I am looking forward to it. In fact, Nolan’s involvement is the main reason I have hope for the new Superman film.

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Ian: Nolan is incredibly popular among movie fans like ourselves. Do you think the general public is as aware of him these days, after his two hits Dark knight and Inception? Do you think he has reached near household name status, or is he not quite there yet?

Fogs: I don’t know, I think that’s a tough question for me. It’s hard sometimes to see out of the bubble that is the geekosphere. I mean obviously movie fans know who he is… as to the general public though, I’d like to say yes, but I’m not 100% sure.

I think one thing that’s working against that might be that “The Dark Knight” overshadows everything. You know? He might get the “From Christopher Nolan”… but it’s most likely followed by “Director of the Dark Knight” and that may be what people focus on.

Seriously, I think sometimes we movie nerds take the public awareness for granted, seeing as its such common knowledge for us. I remember having to list David Fincher’s filmography to several people right as “Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” was coming out.

Cooper: As Fogs said, it’s hard to answer this question when you’re a movie geek. But I would say he has. I’m a teenager, and I often shake my head at the film tastes of my peers. But almost everyone I know knows who Chris Nolan is and loves his movies. Yes, for most people it’s just The Dark Knight and Inception, but I’ve also found my share of Batman Begins and The Prestige fans. He obviously isn’t a household name on the level of, say, Steven Spielberg, but I’d say I’ve directors to emerge in the last decade, he’s the most widely known.

Ian: Nolan seems to be one of those directors who likes to use the same actors in his movies. He worked with Christian Bale in both Batman and The Prestige. Cillian Murphy, Ken Watanabe, and Michael Kane from the Batman flicks were also given roles in Inception, and now lots of Inception stars are going to have role sin Batman 3 (Levitt, Hardy, and Cotillard). Do you guys like this consistency? Or do you wish he would branch out and try working with new people?

Fogs: I’d be quicker to say new people if the people he was working with weren’t top-notch. LOL. I mean, Bale, Levitt, Hardy, Cotillard? That’s a great cast. It’s probably a good sign that’s he’s actor friendly that all of these stars want to work with him again.

Cooper: If using the same people means we get consistent acting across his filmography, I’m okay with that. It be interesting to see him work with new people, but he seems to have a good handle on casting. If anything, I wanna see him give more work to his Memento cast. Guy Pearce, Carrie Ann Moss, and Joe Pantoliano need work!

Fogs: Ha! I just thought of Joey Pants as the Riddler.

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Ian: Yeah, I suppose if they are as great of actors as they have, then go for it! Just so long as it doesn’t reach ridiculous Tim Burton levels of recycling the same actor and actress all the time. Also, Guy Pierce will be in Prometheus. He’s doing just fine.

Here’s a question I’ve thrown at you guys with the last two talks, but which might be a little more difficult this time (at least for me). What would be considered Nolan’s signature film? Which film is he most recognized for? Which film defines him?

Cooper: Inception probably captures him as a filmmaker best. In many ways, it’s the ultimate Chris Nolan films. It takes the big budget spectacle from his Batman films and crosses it with the studies of the mind from Memento. However, he’s gonna go down as the guy who made The Dark Knight, almost guaranteed. Being a huge Dark Knight fan, I have no problem with this. So yeah, my answer is The Dark Knight.

Fogs: It’s got to be “The Dark Knight”. I still think it’s his best film, too, although as Dan says, if you’re going to make an argument on technical merits, perhaps “Inception” is his best job as a director.

But “The Dark Knight” is his best movie, and it’s already enshrined by the public in the pop culture consciousness. It’s #1 on Flickchart and in the top ten on IMDb’s Top 250. It’s going to be a hard film to top, no matter how long his career lasts.

Ian: Good points, both of you. Mind you, Inception does seem to encapsulate the kind of director he is with his complex plot webs and minds twists, like he had previously shown us in Memento and The Prestige. But yeah, its gotta be The Dark Knight. Funny how his signature film is actually a sequel.

Fogs: Do you guys think he’s known for any technical innovations or will be remembered as a game changer in that regard at all? I know he did do some pioneering IMAX stuff on TDK…

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Ian: I like the approach he takes to effects. He uses CGI only when necessary, but otherwise relies on classic visual tricks and stunts. This was best seen in Inception. But I don’t think he’ll necessarily be seen as someone who pushes the envelope like Cameron or Jackson. At least, not yet. He still has a long career ahead of him, I’m sure.

On the subject of what to expect from him for the future, I have two closing questions for you both. First, as per tradition, what would you say your top three Nolan films would be? Secondly, what do you hope or expect from him in the future?

Fogs: 1) The Dark Knight

2) Inception

3) Memento

It was AWFULLY hard not to call that a “Tie” for third and work in “The Prestige” there.

I’m HOPING that The Dark Knight Rises lives up to its predecessor, although that’s a rough order. And then beyond that, I am so hoping he has used his influence for the good on Man of Steel. Aside from that I just hope he stays with the mentally challenging movies, I respect that so much from him.

Cooper: 1) Memento

2) The Dark Knight

3) Inception

However it’s extremely close. I love all three of these films a lot. As for the future, obviously I want The Dark Knight Rises to be awesome. Beyond that, I just hope he continues to make quality films that engage the mind. It’ll be interesting to see where he goes after Batman.

Ian: This would be my list. Memneto’s not there, but I do still really like it.
1) The Dark Knight
2) Inception
3) Batman Begins

I have to put BB on that list, since I was so elated that we finally had a good batman movie. I had been an outspoken detractor of the Burton films before that and had resigned myself to the fact that I may never get a decent Btaman flick.

As for the future, I hope that after the batman trilogy he focuses on more puzzle-type films and stays away from franchises and the like. He’s someone I can see us getting a lot of original stuff from, which would be a fresh breath of air these days.

And that’s all for our director’s talk today. Feel free to comment on your thoughts of Nolan or anything the three of us may have said. Until next time!

Don’t forget, you can check out Ian and PG’s blogs at PG Cooper’s Movie Reviews and Ian the Cool’s Movie Reviews!

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69 thoughts on “Directors Talk: Christopher Nolan

  1. “I think one thing that’s working against that might be that “The Dark Knight” overshadows everything. You know? He might get the “From Christopher Nolan”… but it’s most likely followed by “Director of the Dark Knight” and that may be what people focus on.”

    I think this is the first watershed crux in his career as its been a steady march upward but when you grab lightening in a bottle like he did with Dark Knight, how you handle your next step usually shows the mettle of the man.

    I see it going one of two ways. He makes something singular that stand on its own or he builds a bridge like Jackson did between the 2nd and 3rd Lord of the Rings and he makes the third incomplete without the impact of the second. I believe the Dark Knight was easily the best film of 2008 and in the top 10 for the last decade and so what you do with Rises wont beat it, but he cold use it to cement legendary status for the trilogy! Let it stand as a chapter for the greatest Batman movies ever … and move on!

    • Yeah, definitely everything I’ve heard sounds like he’ll be moving on afterwards, right? As of right now, a 4th Nolan film is OUT. He’s made that clear.

      I guess I find it hard to imagine that “Rises” would like fumble the ball, and then the trilogy would be damaged… so you’re right, really the big question is how awesome will it be, and how far will it propel the trilogy in the lexicon? Because 1 was a great flick and then 2 was an all time legend. So if 3 is anywhere near as good, this trilogy could get put up there with the original Star Wars, LOTR, etc…

      I gues that is whats really at stake here

  2. Great discussion! I think Nolan is one the best directors out there right now. Like Fogs, I really appreciate that he doesn’t treat the audience like they’re stupid. I would have to say that Memento is my favorite of his with The Dark Knight nipping at its heals. I will say that I think Batman Begins gets a little too much credit – it was good, but not THAT good and I don’t think it is what sparked the turn to darker comic book movies.

    • “I think Batman Begins gets a little too much credit – it was good, but not THAT good”

      Yeah, I’ve got your back on that part Phil. It gets a lot of extra credit I think for reinvigorating the Batman franchise (which was dead in the water at the time) and for doing the realism thing. But I just dont think its like legendary. I’ve always thought the villains were a little weak – at least in terms of putting the flick in with the all time greats.

      The Dark Knight though deserves all the praise it gets and then some. What an awesome flick!

      I’m really excited to see what he’s got in store after this next Batman, man. Hopefully its up to his high standards!

      • The Dark Knight is definitely better than Batman Begins, but personally I like Begins a little more due to the emotion impact it had on me (and I’m saying this as one who watched TDK before BB).

      • Thats cool, Scorpion… And when you put something in terms of personal preference like that, there’s really no countering or anything, LOL. :D

        Thanks for posting up!!

    • I think Batman Begins gets just the credit it deserves. It has a few more hiccups than DK, but its still a fantastic film and it still exceeds all other comic book movies, other than its predecessor.

  3. Interesting to think that he does mostly get credit for revitalizing the Batman franchise. I sort of feel like now though he just makes a Batman now and then so he can do the films he really wants to do like Prestige or Inception. Love what he’s done with Dark Knight, but I’m always glad to see what he’s got on his agenda next!

  4. Nolan definitely is one of the Best directors working in the Industry right now and I don’t think he is JUST recognised for revitalizing Batman Franchise. It is mostly because TDK was so damn good that any Nolan discussion eventually turns that way, even more so TDK being a sequel. But as you said he has proved he is more than that with Inception, Memento and The Prestige(coming from someone who ranks Inception as number 1 in his Top 100) and that is why I am excited to see where he takes TDKR but even more where he goes after that.
    Nice Discussion.

  5. I can’t honestly say I’m a spandex fan bit Nolan has done some fine work on the Batman movies. However, am I the only one to think that THE DARK KNIGHT is overlong? I mean, it does go on a bit. I have no problem with long movies but come on. I have to agree with Cooper. My favourite of Nolan’s is still his ingenious MEMENTO. What a film! INCEPTION was also a thing of beauty but my point is… this is obviously where Nolan’s talents lie. He’s a director with such manipulative talent, that his skills are wasted on spandex. I’m glad this is his last Batman, not that I haven’t enjoyed them, but I want to see what he has in store for us next. Great discussion, by the way ;-)

    • Thanks Mark.

      For those of us who aren’t opposed to superhero movies though, it’s quite a boon to have a director that talented working within the genre. I wouldnt call it a “waste”.

      The Dark Knight is very long. Super long. I happen to really love it though, so for me, I’d love to get an extended cut with like an hour of extra scenes that extend the movie at the same quality, a la the Lord of the Rings extended editions!

      Memento is still brilliant. There’s no argument that can be made about that at all…

  6. I have been watching Nolan’s work since I first saw Prestige YEARS ago, and I guess I’m representing the “younger” audience here, but Nolan makes me think. I can’t stand movies that are only action and require no brains cells to enjoy. Creating so many films that engage the audience and leave friends questioning and analyzing after definitely makes Nolan a successful filmmaker in my opinion. Just this past winter break I got a group of friends together for a Nolan marathon. Memento had us talking for ages! Needless to say, Nolan is by far the most unique, creative, and intelligent director that I have seen.

      • I apologize for some of the poor grammar. I’m still learning how to post from my phone, and it kept deleting what I wrote. I got frustrated and this was the result. I’m not slacking off in college, I promise! haha

      • I guess I can tell you’re in college, you’re confusing me for a teacher or something! LOL

        I feel like you should get a prize for being the first person in this whole deal to mention Insomnia! :) I owe that film a rewatch. I only saw it once, when it first came out, and I wasnt that impressed. Maybe between Nolan and WIlliams and Pacino I was expecting more or something different? Anyways, I shoul revisit it and see if I was wrong.

        Thanks for posting up Kristi!!

      • I have only seen it the one time as well. It was very different from his other films. Everything was given to you right from the beginning, there was no mind-bending in this one. This film was more of an ethical/psychological dilemma for both the character and the audience. I think that the real struggle the audience was supposed to feel was whether we wanted him to be caught, or to get away with the crime. Though it was not one that required a huge debate on what the story was to become, we debated whether the punishment suited the crime and if there really was any punishment at all.

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  8. Do you guys actually sit around a table for these discussions? In my minds eye I picture the three of you sitting at a table, hashing out this discussion, over a couple of pints. However, the table is more oblong than round.

  9. I haven’t seen all of Nolan’s work yet — still need to see Memento and Inception, among others — but I have to say he’s been very impressive with what I’ve seen so far. Batman Begins and The Dark Knight are both great superhero films, and The Prestige is an excellent movie.

    Also, had to laugh at the Joe Pantoliano comments… one thing I’ve discovered is that “Joey Pants” seems to be absolutely everywhere.

  10. Comic book realism completely stems from Nolan; Spider-Man and X-Men firmly play in the “comic book” sandbox, keeping with the pulpier roots of the material and remaining far outside realms of pure reality. You’ll start to notice that grim, gritty comic book films only started to trend in an upward direction after The Dark Knight hit and people realized that you could throw an iconic comic book hero and villain into a crime film akin to stuff like Heat, and make even more money for it.

    It might not be a surprise after reading the above to learn that I’m not a huge fan of The Dark Knight; I think it speaks least to what Nolan’s strengths are as a filmmaker, whereas Memento (which I consider his best) and Inception really let him strut his stuff. He’s a cerebral filmmaker. The Dark Knight is a non-cerebral film, and honestly, it’s really shoddily cut in a number of places. (Notoriously, the motorcade scene which ends in the Joker’s capture. It’s incredible to think that the guy who did Inception, which is so technically well-crafted, could allow a sequence so badly edited and blocked into any of his films.)

    I know, I know. I’m a huge killjoy. I don’t mean to be, I just will never understand how The Dark Knight has come to be seen as a towering cinematic accomplishment over Nolan’s other, better-made movies. I like the movie, but I didn’t drink the Kool-Aid.

    As far as him being a household name…I doubt most would recognize him on a name basis, but if you tag a “from the director of Inception and The Dark Knight” onto anything he does, people will know. The mainstream seems to recognize his work before it recognizes him, which in the end is really all the same thing as far as box office is concerned.

    • Ok, Andy here it comes. I think this may be our first real throw down. :D

      “The Dark Knight is a non-cerebral film”

      Wrong. Incorrect. Totally off base.

      The reason people love that film is, like the best action movies, it has GREAT action sequences (just astonishing) but it also makes you THINK. Has several important themes (Chaos, security vs privacy, the need for public figures to be moral, the sacrifices of those who serve the public trust), some of which are explored more deeply than others.

      I couldnt possibly disagree with you more here, buddy. Exact opposite end of the spectrum.

      • Maybe that was the wrong choice of words. I mean “non-cerebral” in the sense that the film doesn’t manipulate perception and toy with your expectations and awareness or upend your grasp on its reality. It’s straightforward and honest about what it’s showing you. Not that there’s anything wrong with that– Bicycle Thieves, one of the most no-nonsense movies ever made, happens to have just leaped into my top five favorites of all time. Straightforward storytelling is totally fine. But I think Nolan works better in a mind-bending milieu.

        There’s definitely plenty of subtext in TDK– notably, for me anyhow, the political and social questions raised by Batman essentially usurping the privacy of every single person in Gotham City with his little surveillance set-up in the last act– and when the movie is about those questions it’s fairly interesting. I think for me where it really loses steam is in the action, which Nolan only really learned how to film fluidly and successfully in Inception; again, that police motorcade chase is just visual chaos.

      • That is some Bugs Bunny-esque shit you just pulled right there Andrew.

        I dont know whether its Duck Season or Rabbit Season right now.

        Tempted to just shoot you anyways for bad mouthing the Dark Knight….

  11. Great discussion between such witty and in-the-know movie fans. Loved all the movies mentioned and couldn’t name a fav. You picked another super topic, Fogs !!!

    • Thanks!

      We’re going to be continuing this series on, picking a new director every other week, and rotating it through all of our blogs. Glad you enjoyed this one, hope you’ll check out the next one, too!!

      • Heh, just messin’ with you.

        I think Nolan is great. Memento’s in my Top Ten. Just to be contrary, I’ll say that I think Batman Begins is a GREAT superhero film, and is really the only Batman movie where Bruce Wayne is actually the main character.

        If there’s one thing that bugs me about Nolan is that all of his movies share at its core the same theme: what is reality, is it really static or can a man make his own reality. OK, that doesn’t really “bug” me, and it’s actually kind of cool to follow that common thread.

      • LOL. I’ll admit then, you got me. :D

        As to Batman Begins being great, its not one of my strongly held opinions that it isn’t, so if you see it that way, I wont argue it. My only real beef with it ever is that the villains are a bit week, and the villains are so important in action movies (One of the BIG reasons Dark Knight is so awesome)

        That’s a great point about Nolan’s films and reality. Very insightful. Makes me wish I had thought of it when I was discussing this with PG and Ian! LOL :D

      • That’s just the thing, I like Batman Begins because it tries (successfully, IMO) to break the mold of what superhero movies are. It’s the greatest superhero movie origin story because the protagonist isn’t upstaged, and the story of Wayne’s transformation is compelling in-and-of itself to carry the movie.

        Scarecrow and Ra’s were just enough to be a threat without overshadowing what the actual center of the movie is. The Dark Knight was as good of a ratcheting up of the stakes as anything, but it wouldn’t have worked if Batman wasn’t so strongly established in the first film. Batman Begins, despite it’s many action scenes, transcends the action/adventure genre by being a character study.

      • I figured you were just messing, but I couldn’t pass up the opportunity for an incoherent yet biting reply.

        I’m with you on Batman Begins; I think it’s a great superhero film. And I think the fact that it managed to be one with villains that are, at best, kind of obscure is a real triumph, especially for the “relaunch” of a series.

  12. Anytime you get me to read up on a subject, then you’ve done your job quite well. I like everything he’s made but did’nt know a thing about him. I was pleasantly surprised to learn he wrote the screenplays for the movies in question but did’nt go to film school, he studied literature instead. Credits Ridley Scott and Kubrick as greatest influences and working with Michael Caine is a “director’s dream”. Says Superheros replace Greek Mythology in our culture and has always written and filmed as if the audience were in a maze with the actors and must experience what they experience, to find their way out. Very interesting! I liked “The Prestige” best, thought it was underrated. Thought the “Dark Knight” was great but 45 minutes too long and filled with too much violence. Felt very beat-up at the end! I like the “written Roundtable” format very much. More please!

    • Ha. Thanks Ray, I’m sure PG and Ian will be glad to hear that too. We’re going to keep it up, people seem to be enjoying them, so….

      And those are some interesting facts that you brought back to the discussion, too. I didnt know that stuff myself. See? Everyone’s learnin’ everyone! :D

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  14. I really like this format, especially with such great movie nerds! Great choice in director as well! Keep up th good work!

    • Thanks Ray, it’s fun to do. I like it when we’ve got one going and we’re all zippping emails back and forth…

      Definitely cool. Glad people are enjoying them. We’re going to keep them going, I believe the next one up is David Fincher, if I’m not mistaken…

  15. I like Nolan, most particularly his work with Batman Begins, Memento and most particularly The Prestige. However, I do feel that people are getting too enamored with his most recent films, especially something like Inception which had a rather complex narrative structure, which many people misconstrue for emotional or moral complexity.

    • The russian judge holds up a 9.5 on that one Cap. Nice point.

      I wasnt reviewing at the time, but I was saying at the time of Inception that it didnt achieve what it needed to emotionally in order to become an all time greatest movie ever type film. Its still MTESS worthy, its still awesome. But if they could have worked in 1/2 of DiCaprios emotional melt down in “Shutter Island”, Inception might have wound up in with some legendary company.

      Still a great flick, dont want to muddle my message.

  16. LOVED reading your guys conversation up there! Loved it! I’m a huge fan of Nolan for the exact reason you guys brought – he’s a cerebral film maker. He doesn’t presume the audience are thick. That’s one of the main reasons I really respect him as a film maker. That and he hasn’t once gone against that in his films. They’re continually a treat for the mind as well as the eyes.

    I get your argument on Nolan’s Batman films. I think with Begins he raised the bar hugely when it came to comic book films and people took notice. Then again with The Dark Knight. They’re not simply seen as comic book adaptations, which is GREAT.

    I loved the complexity of Memento. The Prestige was beautifully crafted and Inception is out there as one of his stand out films. I think I’ll forever always look forward to a Chris Nolan film.

    I’m not too fussed about him using some of the same players. Isn’t is the same as using the same crew members? You work well with them, results produced are phenomenal, so why not?

    Side note, I’ve made my mum into a bit of a Nolan fan. She’s not a movie geek. Far from it. She enjoys film. While she wasn’t a big fan of Memento I successfully got her into The Prestige, Inception, Batman Begins, Dark Knight. Inception’s one of her favourite films. Makes this film geek daughter very proud!

    • Awesome Jaina! We appreciate the enthusiasm! There’s no doubt about it, he’s at the top of his game, and has been making awesome, awesome stuff lately. His movie are complex – that’s a good term for them – and being able to keep up is very rewarding for the audience. I dont have any issue here with working with the same people, but if it gets to be tiresome… (As Tim Burton/Johnny Depp/Helena Bonham Carter threatens to at times) then it can be an issue.

      That’s great you got a chance to get your mother into good movies :D I dont get a chance to do that often! My Mom’s a total movie buff herself! She’s always going and keeping up with things… before I started blogging and going to the theatre multiple times each weekend, she’d actually GO to the movie way more than I did. I’d usually catch up on DVD/Blu or cable. She’d be hitting the theatre every week though!

      Good to see you back “out and about” – electronically at least. LOL

  17. LOVE this guy, he’s such a rare director that could take a seemingly ‘frivolous’ subject matter and create something with depth that is both compelling and thrilling. My three fave films of his has got to be Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and Inception. I wasn’t wowed by The Prestige on initial viewing but upon second watch, I actually appreciate it a whole lot more.

    • Huh, almost slipped this one by me!

      He is a rare director, for sure. I cant think of many others who can do what he does, and that defines being rare right there.

      Glad you came around on The Prestige. I really like that one myself. Such a sick little ending. LOL :D

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