Watch: Extended Video Tribute to Christopher Nolan's Filmography
"I think audiences get too comfortable and familiar in today's movies. They believe everything they're hearing and seeing… I like to shake that up." If you're a longtime reader of this blog, you already know that I am outspoken fan of filmmaker Christopher Nolan. I think he's one of the best filmmakers working today, and his movies are incomparable in their grandeur and intelligent design. Not everyone agrees, but we all have our own opinions of course. Criticisms aside, Nolan has made some very intelligent, very bold films - including Memento and The Prestige. He has a style and storytelling technique that is refined and sleek, yet still cinematic and engaging. This extended but excellent video tribute made by a fellow fan (found via The Playlist) highlights many of his themes and tricks. And it makes me love his work even more. Enjoy!
From the Vimeo description: "Hello everyone, I invite you to a visual and musical journey! This is a tribute to Christopher Nolan and Hans Zimmer. My goal was to create a great trailer of all the movies, but it turned out to be musical journey throught [sic] the fantastic melodies of Hanz Zimmer." The video uses footage from all nine of Christopher Nolan's feature films, from Following to Batman Begins to Interstellar. His first film was made on a budget of around $6,000, and he has continued to grow from there. I love the way this builds to the discussion of "magic" from The Prestige, as Nolan is all about pulling off the perfect magic trick. "It's very rare to see… real magic." And I think some of these quotes really get into his mind, what he wants to achieve with the films he makes. He's one of the few who wants to–and can–create an experience.