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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 is a great director who uses most of the same actors in his films‚ he has different ways to shoots his films as any director but I like his films the best as they have this sense of difference to them. Christopher Nolan has typical trademarks such as: using the same actors‚ dark storylines‚ and he leaves people guessing about his films. Here I’m going to talk about three of his films and explain about the structure. The Prestige The narrative structure of The Prestige is non-linear

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    Film theory assignment. Auteur theory could be applied to Christopher Nolan as his films feature recurring elements‚ the theory its self‚ derives from an “influential group of French film critics and film makers during the 1950’s” (Nykki Montano film 110). Auteur theory examines the individual creative vision and personal perspective of the director‚ an auteur will feature recurring themes in their films‚ from using the same actors as the protagonist for their films to even using the same cinematographer

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    "Memento Mori" is a short story written by Jonathan Nolan. The speaker‚ who is also the protagonist in this short story‚ named Earl has this condition in which his brain cannot make new memories. The last memory he has is when his wife is dying. Actually‚ this short story was made into motion pictures Christopher Nolan in 2000. Therefore‚ this analysis illustrates how the movie adapts the concepts in the short story. First of all‚ the movie adapts the theme of short story‚ the underlying message

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    Capitan Nolan was to blame for the disastrous charge by the Light Brigade and Balaclava? All three sources agree on several points; however they also differentiate a lot. All sources agree on the character of Nolan. According to the sources Nolan was ‘enthusiastic’‚ ‘an eager spirit’ and ‘head strong and brave’ even though they never directly blame Nolan or like source 1 strive to defend his reputation. This could be good and bad as being enthusiastic about war could have caused Nolan to act rashly

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    JP In Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight gothic elements such as suspenseful violence‚ mysterious heroic outsiders‚ and freakish villains are used in order to catch the attention of society. The use of suspenseful violence in Nolan’s production is a significant contribution for the overall mood of the movie. For example‚ the Joker sets up a social experiment in which two ferries‚ one full of passengers and the other full of prisoners‚ each have a bomb rigged. The detonator for each bomb however

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    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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    a demented individual to his ultimate physical and ethical demise‚ culminating in a homicidal rampage and eventual death. As Dent himself articulates‚ “[y]ou either die a hero‚ or live long enough to see yourself become the villain” (Nolan). Harvey Dent in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight is a modern tragic hero‚ in that his undoing

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    Christopher Nolan is a 46 year old Film Director who was born on July 30‚ 1970 in London‚ England. Christopher Nolan was raised by his American mother and British father and ended up living in Chicago and London. In his childhood he attended a boarding school in London called Haileybury. Christopher Nolan begin filming as just a young boy of the age of seven‚ he used his father’s super 8 camera to make short little films starring his toy action figures. But‚ he decided he wanted to become a filmmaker

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    18 December 2008 Christopher Nolan: Director or Something More Director Christopher Nolan has made a total of six feature films‚ including the ever popular Memento (2000) and The Dark Knight (2008). People who are merely fans say that he is an auteur. Film majors‚ however‚ disagree and believe that he doesn’t have enough movies out and that he is just good in relation to box office results and should not be considered an auteur. I have to disagree with the people who say Nolan is not an auteur

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    identity using a simpler example‚ imagine that I make the claim “Christopher Nolan was born on July 30‚ 1970.” Given the fact that Christopher Nolan is the director of Inception‚ I can also make the claim that “The director of Inception was born on July 30‚ 1970.” Regardless of whether or not Christopher Nolan was really born on July 30‚ 1970‚ notice that the truth of my original statement is not affected by interchanging ‘Christopher Nolan’ and ‘the director of Inception.’ If the statement is false‚

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    Journal of Columbus is a good example for primary sources. Journal of Columbus is the first known document announcing the voyage of Christopher Columbus that set out in 1492 and has arrived America. Though Christopher Columbus was considered to be the "discoverer of America” when we were in primary school‚ many of us have grown up with the familiar thought that Christopher Columbus got the green light for his journey and then the Nina‚ Pinta and Santa Maria set sail. The trouble is‚ that America‚ as

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    Christopher Columbus is one of the most well-known explorers in history. Christopher Columbus had many voyages that he had done throughout the years. There was several letters that he had written‚ one regarding his first voyage was to Luis de Santangel that explained what he had found‚ and the way he felt during his voyage. Another was his fourth voyage to Ferdinand and Isabella‚ in which he shows sorrow and regret for his discoveries. In the letters that Christopher Columbus had written his tones

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    Noah Gregory Professor Nolan Belk English 111 11 March 2013 A Dream Within a Dream Within a Dream Within a Dream Within a Dream It is an undeniable fact that Christopher Nolan is one of most talented directors of our day and age‚ but he now has blown the minds of movie watchers like never before. In Inception‚ Leonardo DiCaprio delivers a performance that rivals any of his other works by truly gripping us with the troubles and genius of his character. DiCaprio dons the role of an “extractor

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    With this issue at hand‚ and the fact he lost his family and loved ones in the past‚ Bruce Wayne began to rethink the meaning of life‚ or why he is living anymore. Christopher Nolan then portrays the protagonist in a way where he or she is surrounded by people who they are close with who showed them their true self. Christopher Nolan also likes to misdirect the audience by presenting a lack of information which he then uses to drive the plot creating a plot twist later on in the movie. An example

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    Memento Editing Analysis

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    Sean Remington April 20‚ 2013 Editing Analysis Professor John Cole When I was thinking about what film I should write about on editing only one film came to mind‚ and that film is Memento. Memento was directed by the great Christopher Nolan and starred Guy Pearce as Leonard Shelby. Memento is known for its very unconventional editing and nontraditional storytelling. Memento is broken up into two different types of scenes. The first type of scene is the main plot of the story where each scene

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