Sky007 wrote:The problem with that though is you cannot make a high concept complex blockbuster without allowing the average audience members to tag along. I'd love it if he just made it for us and we wouldn't have exposition for the concepts but it simply wouldn't get made. Inception and Interstellar need the exposition. The Prestige, and The Dark Knight have the best dialogue of his films. So it really comes down to him reconciling all of these elements as you say. I think it could be done with something in between the size of The Dark Knight and Interstellar. I have no doubt that he'll perfect all of this together eventually. He's only been making movies for 15 years…. INSANE.
i agree that it's a tremendous challenge, but far from impossible. arguably his biggest influence for Interstellar - 2001 - has next to no exposition (even dialogue is hard enough to come by). and the little exposition it does have is much more about establishing characters than the ideas of the film, unlike Interstellar and Inception. that's not to say Nolan spells everything out, but he spells out quite a bit. he doesn't have to.
wouldn't you love to see what he can do in ten minutes of silence? no dialogue, only the necessary diegetic sound and atmospheric non-diegetic. to clumsily use a quote from Lisa Simpson, "you have to listen to the notes she's not playing."