Born on the 30th of July, 1970, Christopher Nolan began his journey as a self-taught film maker. From the age of 7 he had an interest in filmography, creating stop motions with action figures and small animations occasionally he had grown a passion for this hobby.
Later on in life he studied English in school as there were no film schools he could attend however this had not stopped him, during his time at college he made two short films, Tarantella and Larceny. Nolan then went on to create his third short film, Doodlebug.
In 1998 with a self funded budget of around £3000 Nolan directed his first feature named “Following” with his friends on weekends within a year. This film was inspired by someone Burgling Nolan’s home in London. It’s success had led to him to create his breakthrough hit named Memento.
Now Christopher Nolan is adored by Nerds, producers, screenwriters and actors all around but most of all his wife, Emma Thomas. The loving couple work together on every movie with her Co-producing, including Memento, In production notes for The prestige she had said “I’ve always suspected that it has something to do with the fact that he’s left-handed and I’m right-handed, because he’s somehow able to look at my ideas and flip them around in a way that’s just a little bit more twisted and interesting.”
Nolan is best known for his work of Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Interstellar and Dunkirk.
He calls himself a “Jack of all trades and master of none.”– Christopher Nolan
His methods –
He prefers film to digital video, opposing the use of digital intermediates and digital cinematography as he feels they are less reliable and have a lower image quality.
Typically his movies will turn you into somewhat of a detective, they are mentally challenging, mostly dark and surreal. He likes using expressive lighting and almost gives you a first person viewpoint with over the shoulder scenes. Nolan also tends not to tell the story linearly, using things like flash-backs and flash-forwards. For example, in inception there is a flash-forward to the end of the film and in The Prestige the first scene is the same as the last one.
Every film should have it’s own world.– Christopher Nolan.
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