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Christopher Nolan

Howell ENG 267 September 27, 2011 Writer/Director Study Some filmmakers know exactly the right formula to create intriguing themes and subtle subliminal progression in their audience’s mind. Christopher Nolan just happens to be one of those filmmakers. His style is not merely traditional cinema; rather Nolan draws his viewers in by producing what feels like a renaissance of tried and true cinematic conventions. Described as ‘meta-noir’ by many film critics and showing the film world a glimpse into...

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Christopher Nolan: Film Director

Stephanie Oropeza Comm 2366 Christopher Nolan Christopher Nolan is an award-winning filmmaker who has been recognized for his work as a director, writer, and producer. Born in London 1970, Nolan began making movies at an early age with his father’s Super-8mm camera. Nolan is known for his films which are rooted in philosophical and sociological concepts and ideas, exploring human morality, the construction of time, and the malleable nature of memory and personal identity. He is known for his...

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Inception a Film by Christopher Nolan

Inception a film by Christopher Nolan Nolan elaborates, “At the heart of the movie is the notion that an idea is indeed the most resilient and powerful parasite. A trace of it will always be there in your mind…somewhere. The thought that someone could master the ability to invade your dream space, in a very physical sense, and steal an idea—no matter how private—is compelling.” (2010) Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a skilled thief, the best in the dangerous art of extraction: stealing valuable...

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Christopher Nolan

November 6th, 2012 Christopher Nolan A director’s job is to properly execute a movie that provokes emotions and thought in the viewer’s eyes; this is exactly what Christopher Nolan does. Some of his most famous movies: The Dark Knight Rises, Memento, and Inception draw the viewer in and are great examples of Nolan’s unique style. Everything in his movies including lighting, sound, plot, character usage, storytelling and more can be identified as his own when one watches a Nolan directed movie. He...

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Christopher Nolan

career as Christopher Jonathan James Nolan. His films have earned $3.3 billion at the global box office, and the total is still growing. This British/American screenwriter, director and producer’s most popular films include The Dark Knight (2008), Inception (2010) and The Dark Knight Rises (2012). Remarkably, many critics have lined up as well, embracing both Nolan’s more offbeat productions, like Memento (2000) and The Prestige (2006), and his blockbusters (Price and Dawson, 2009). Nolan is now routinely...

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Cinematography Techniques in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight

When order is taken away chaos takes over. In Christopher Nolan’s, The Dark Knight (2008) there are many cinematic techniques which are used to highlight the mayhem that the Joker creates throughout the film. The Joker is a character in the film that does not care about the reward or the financial gain that most criminals want after they commit a crime, he just wants to kill and destroy everything for no apparent reason. In The Dark Knight there are many cinematography techniques used however there...

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And the Oscar Goes to...

Thrilling and intense written and directed by the masterful Christopher Nolan, “Inception” is an extremely exciting science-fiction thriller that’s bound to win an Oscar at the next awards ceremony. Inception is definitely the best film that Nolan has ever made and he has made a lot of hits! It is a popular entertainment with a knockout punch so intense and unnerving it'll have you worrying if it's safe to close your eyes at night. Christopher Nolan's incredible blockbuster 'inception', having approximately...

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Inception Review

“Dreams feel real while we're in them. It's only when we wake up that we realize something was actually strange” (Inception). Christopher Nolan strikes again in this exciting thriller about dream extractors in the business world of corporate America. Nolan is a director of critically acclaimed films such as The Dark Knight and The Prestige. This 2010 film directed by Christopher Nolan has a well-developed cast, stunning Cinematography and sound mixing, and thought-provoking plot twists that engages with...

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to the rescue and save the people of Gathom. The Dark Knight Rises is by far the best Batman move and definitely the best of the trilogy. Ever since Christopher Nolan announced his intentions of making this film I couldn’t wait to see it because I love him as a director. The first thing that caught my attention was the tone of the film. Nolan did a good job in the first two films in terms of establishing a dark theme, but in this film he takes the darkness to another level. The movie never side...

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The Genre of Memento

playing on the oppressive, catastrophic nature of noir. And lastly low key lighting, emphasizing the opposition of light and dark. The characters faces are hidden, and by extension so are motives and true character. The film Memento directed by Christopher Nolan is a modern take on the noir genre, with black and white flash backs, low key lighting, specific camera techniques, the Femme fatal and the Flawed hero. Although the film was made in 2000 it still has many characteristics that put the film in...

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