This may be way over the mainstream movie audience, but i have a few questions regarding more film study/theory approach to Nolan's films.
Question 1: Do you consider Christopher Nolan to be an auteur? (definition of an Auteur is a director who has a unique style and vision for his/her films that can be used to categorize their films. simply put, you know it's his film without the directors name appearing in any credits.
Question 2: If you guys are some of the few Nolan fanatics who have seen his works prior to his reboot of the batman franchise?
Question 3: Do you believe that there is mise en scene in The Dark Knight
or any other of Nolan's films? (Definition of Mise en Scene is when a film has a unified design and no errors have been made and the fictional world presented is accepted as real.
Hope i get picked and i have written a few essays for my school regarding Nolan's films. I am currently working on a philosophy paper using Memento
as a the topic. And yes, i do know there is a whole book of essays entitled "Memento and Philosophy." I am currently reading this collection of essays and so far my idea hasn't been mentioned as a full essay. the title of the paper I'm working on now is called "Memento's and Truth" and is going to discuss the philosophical idea of truth and reality in terms of memento. but enough about my nolan based accomplishments.
here is my Auteur Paper on Nolan
. i wrote my last year of high school in my film studies class. I am taking the same type of class now, in college and i want to make this one bigger and better.
and to the guy writing the nolan book. I don't know why i didn't think of doing that. I'm hitting myself over the head for not thinking of it. what type of book is this going to be? Biography, Collection of review and articles about his movies? As i've stated before i have a few essays on my computer. they're nothing to write home about, but my teachers and professors seemed to enjoy reading them. (for all the Nolan essays i have used for school related assignments, I have about a 3.4 GPA with just these papers. So my writing style is up to par and i don't struggle with writing. So if you need an article i'd be happy to pitch in. just let me know how i can help.
Great website. I haven't listened to the podcast yet, but it looks promising. i wish this was around when i first started doing research on nolan for my original auteur paper.