Christopher Nolan: A Critical Study of the Films

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McFarland, Oct 3, 2018 - Performing Arts - 218 pages
Christopher Nolan is one of the defining directors of the 21st century. Few of his contemporaries can compete in terms of critical and commercial success, let alone cultural impact. His films have a rare ability to transcend audience expectations, appealing to both casual moviegoers and dyed-in-the-wool cineastes. Nolan’s work ranges from gritty crime thrillers (Memento, Insomnia) to spectacular blockbusters (the Dark Knight trilogy, Inception). They have taken audiences from the depths of space (Interstellar) to the harsh realities of war (Dunkirk). And they have pushed the boundaries of the possible in modern movie making. This critical history covers his complete filmography, tracing his career from film student to indie darling to Oscar-nominated auteur.
 

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Contents

Preface
1
1 Following
3
2 Memento
13
3 Insomnia
27
4 Batman Begins
36
5 The Prestige
51
6 The Dark Knight
67
7 Inception
85
8 The Dark Knight Rises
99
9 Interstellar
117
10 Dunkirk
131
Interview with Jeremy Theobald
147
Chapter Notes
155
Bibliography
209
Index
211
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Darren Mooney is a pop culture critic in Dublin, Ireland. He runs his own website (the m0vie blog), co-hosts a weekly film podcast (The 250), and contributes regularly to the Irish film monthly magazine CinÉireann.

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