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The 2002 remake of a 1997 Norwegian film about a Los Angeles homicide detective dispatched to a northern town to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen.

Wait, NOLAN directed this?

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I've know about this film for quite some time now, but I never know until JUST NOW that Christopher Nolan directed this movie! :o Is it any good, 'cause I've heard otherwise?
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I very much enjoyed this movie. It is the only movie that Nolan has directed that he hasn't also had a part in writing the script. I think it displays his great ability as a director. It probably stands as his worst film, but is still fantastic in my mind. It, like all his other movies, just keeps getting better the more you watch it.
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Oh is an amazing movie, I understand most of the people don't enjoy this kind of film because of it's singular vibe, most of my friends don't like it, but it has a very good story and is very well acted.
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you are wrong weatherman he wrote the final draft of the script.(but I think in his mind) actually there are a lot of difference between the script and the final movie. I've read the script and it's kind of clumsily I think. most of the good ideas came from Nolan's mind himself. if you read the script you will see. and for the people who are saying this movie is no good I should say it's because you're not watching closely. except for the amazing cinematography from Pfister and very beautiful shots he took, there are a lot of intellectual dialogue (well it's a Nolan's movie for God's sake) especially between Finch(Williams) and Dormer(Pacino) that I've really enjoyed and two extraordinary performance from these two great actor. and I'm crazy about these close-ups Nolan always get from the actors faces and what they are doing with their hands. and there are a lot of those close-ups in this movie. and I'm not saying this because I'm a Nolan fan. as a matter of fact this is the first film from Nolan that I've seen and I had loved it from the first time. well it's not Memento but come on guys, there are a few movies in the planet with that size of hugeness that Memento has.
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Coming from the town where the original was shot, I must say Nolan's remake is without a doubt the best remake I've seen of any movie. Nolan rewrote it a tiny bit and made it friendlier to the american audience, but the movie's keypoints is the same, and Nolan maintained the same atmosphere as well. Overbright, overworked, tired and out of control.
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mastervirgo, I simply meant that its the only film he isn't credited as a writer on. I know he made some drastic changes from the original script because I have read it. I really think this is people's least favorite because it his only film that isn't truly his. Its a studio film that he was hired to direct, he made it awesome, but it wasn't his conception and thus lacks that added Nolan flair to it. But it is still much better than it would have been had they used the original script.
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theweatherman wrote:mastervirgo, I simply meant that its the only film he isn't credited as a writer on. I know he made some drastic changes from the original script because I have read it. I really think this is people's least favorite because it his only film that isn't truly his. Its a studio film that he was hired to direct, he made it awesome, but it wasn't his conception and thus lacks that added Nolan flair to it. But it is still much better than it would have been had they used the original script.


Now, I'm very interested in this. What kind of changes did he make? Plot points? The tone of the dialogues? Both?
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I didn't read the whole thing and it may not have been the final draft, but for one thing
Dormer lives
which is pretty stupid and would have totally ruined the movie.
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Woah, that's not a minor detail!
And yeah, I agree, it was a good decision on Nolan's part to change that.
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