He also says that he thinks that everything Nolan has done after that was boring and pretensious, and mostof all, badly written and that he should stop trying to be a modern Kubrick and instead try to be a modern Hitchcock.
If I were to compare Nolan's style of filmmaking with either Kubrick or Hitchcock, it would unquestionably fall closer to Hitchcock's style. I've never understood the Kubrick comparisons with Nolan's work, despite the fact that he considers him an influence. Their styles of filmmaking are totally different.
Anyways, Priest comes off insanely blunt here, but I do admit I'd like to see Nolan going back to a more modest budget and story sometime soon. It's been a while.
What's his fucking deal?
He was super into the film as it was coming out (which regardless of his thoughts at the time, he's probably contractually obligated to be super keen)
But book's super similar -apart from the 2 other future parts of the diary and the structure of Angier and Borden's diaries.