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How Francis Bacon’s Art Has Inspired Christopher Nolan


As part of their Filmmakers Meet 500 Years of British Art series, Tate recently published a video of Christopher Nolan speaking about how British artist Francis Bacon has inspired his work. Bacon was a 20th-century figurative painter known for his graphic, abstract, and raw style. His art has been deeply influential, and highly prized; his work just recently setting the record for the most expensive piece of art ever auctioned at $142,405,000. How his work has influenced Christopher Nolan becomes more obvious when you look at Heath Legder’s portrayal of the Joker, but it doesn’t end there. Watch the video below to hear Christopher Nolan reveal his admiration of Bacon’s art.

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by Teddy Blass
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Enter To Attend The 2010 Spike TV Scream Awards

Scream 2010

As many of you might already know, Inception has been nominated for 15 awards at this year’s Scream Awards, including the top award – THE ULTIMATE SCREAM. In 2008, Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight won 12 awards at the show, most notably for for BEST DIRECTOR and BEST ACTOR – which went to Heath Ledger for his performance as The Joker. This year we’ve been contacted by the good folks at Spike TV and Gotham Casting about getting you all (the fans!) out to the award show! The Scream Awards is a fan focused event where audience members dress in full costume like it’s giant Halloween party. The awards are focused on horror, sci-fi, and fantasy genres of feature films, and each year they always manage to get big name celebrities associated with said genres out to the event to celebrate with the fans. If you live in the LA area you can enter to win tickets to the show! And here’s how:

Email: spikeawards@gothamcasting.com
Type “2010 SCREAM Awards Tickets – Nolan Fans” in the subject line of the email.
Include your Name, Age, Phone #, and Address in the body of the email.
You must include a picture of yourself in the email and you must be 18 years of age.
You can possibly bring up to 3 guests, just include the name, phone, and email of all your guests.

Location: The Greek Theater in Griffith Park, Los Angeles.
Date: Saturday, October 16, 2010
Time: Check-in 4pm
Age: 18 & up
You must be in costume to get in!

If you’re selected to attend you will receive an email confirmation from Gotham Casting. Confirmations will start as early as 2 weeks prior to the event. For more information about the event, download this flyer: SCREAM 2010. Good luck Nolan fans!

by Teddy Blass
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The Dark Knight takes home 2 Academy Awards

The Dark Knight managed to walk away with 2 Academy Awards® at last night’s 81st annual ceremony. A somewhat unexpected win Richard King for Best Achievement in Sound Editing was a pleasant surprise. And a very emotional win for Heath Ledger as Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role had his parents and sister accepting the award on his behalf.

Chris Nolan was shown in the crowd several times looking proud and emotional. Congrats to the winners, and everyone involved!

by Teddy Blass
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