The Christopher Nolan Appreciation Thread

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Already posted in the Dunkirk sub forum, but it deserves to go here as well...


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haven't seen the video just liinkin

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Why Christopher Nolan doesn't allow chairs or water bottles on set
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-enter ... 64466.html
"He does things like he doesn't like having chairs on set for actors or bottles of water, he's very particular."

Asked why these items, in particular, were banned, Rylance's co-star Barry Keoghan chimed in: "They're distractions - the noise of [the bottles], they're like toys almost, playing around with toys. [The lack of chairs, meanwhile] keeps you on your toes, literally."

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Sanchez wrote:Why Christopher Nolan doesn't allow chairs or water bottles on set
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-enter ... 64466.html
"He does things like he doesn't like having chairs on set for actors or bottles of water, he's very particular."

Asked why these items, in particular, were banned, Rylance's co-star Barry Keoghan chimed in: "They're distractions - the noise of [the bottles], they're like toys almost, playing around with toys. [The lack of chairs, meanwhile] keeps you on your toes, literally."
In the Reddit thread of this article, someone who claimed to be an extra of Dunkirk posted this:
Oh boy. I've got an anecdote about a plastic water bottle and an angry Christopher Nolan on the set of Dunkirk. They were filming scenes in the Netherlands that took place on ships standing in for the destroyers in the movie.

On that day it was mainly shots by a helicopter going overhead filming extras in full gear on one of the ships. Since the shoot took place for whole days at a time, there was a lot of a downtime aboard during which the extras could grab something to eat and drink before getting ready for the next shot.

So it's time to get ready again, the crew moves out of the way, the deck gets cleared, the extras get in position. Action gets called through speakers aboard the ship and the helicopter is flying right above the boat shooting in glorious IMAX format.

Right at that moment one of the extras on the front of the ship in full view of the helicopter takes a plastic water bottle out of his pocket, and takes a big gulp of water. Shot ruined.

After that Nolan supposedly yells via the speakers: who was that asshole with the water bottle?

I was an extra the next week and this story was told to us to explain what we absolutely didn't need to do during the shoot.
https://www.reddit.com/r/movies/comment ... t/dkupmgm/

I really hope he isn't lying :lol: :lol:

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