The Oscar Nominated writer and director to whom this site is dedicated.
JTrue wrote:Oh no, there are plenty of us who realize it. He couldn't do what he does by accident anymore than a chimp could have randomly hammered out Ave Verum Corpus. But like I said, Brother: it's inception. He needs to plant the idea in your head without you realizing it came from him. It needs to be yours. Maybe I am saying too much - but that is why he NEVER talks about his faith. He can't let the cat out of the bag. You can't know who's dream you are in if he is going to plant the real idea.
JTrue wrote:Mr. Nolan is most certainly a Catholic and his art will be studied in 500 years as that of Michelangelo, Mozart, or other great Catholic artists is studied today. Nolan's work is a representation of the Christian Gospel: Inception is a movie about the Purgatory and the Beatific Vision. Beauty is the kick, heaven consists in the vision of what one longs to behold in union with the Father. One must chose reality over the shades that cause pleasure but are not real. Ariadne is a Virgin Mary figure. Purgative suffering that lasts generations in one dimension but seconds in another is that which purifies the soul and prepares it for the return to it's homeland.
The Dark Knight, however, is perhaps the most perfect Christian allegory ever put to film. It is a grand expression of the political message of the gospel: In the city, there dwells one possible savior - the only just man. But his people seek to kill him. Even the seemingly just Pharisee (Two Face), claims to be the savior, claims to be just, even claims to be the Batman...but will ultimately prove himself a murderer as the Joker. The Joker, evil in the world, gives 2 reasons for his scars: he blames his Father and his Wife. These are the same exact reasons that Adam gives for his sin after falling in the garden. Batman, as the Savior of the city, cannot kill the Joker, even the Joker, he must hold into being. The BAT, a sign of curse and fear, is the CROSS - the repulsive sign that must be lifted up to save people from evil.
Dark Knight Rises is sure to be apocalyptic - expect Bain to wear the mark of the Batman and appear as the savior of Gotham. How far will the Batman (Christ) go to save his people? He will die for them, and he will rise...for the sake of his beloved.
I have a lot more to say about the Catholic implications of Nolan's art - but will leave it here for now.
Thank you, Chris Nolan, for preaching the Gospel in a most palatable way. Keep up the good work, sir.
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