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by William Blake
Forum: Christopher Nolan
Topic: what is christopher nolan weakness as a director??
Replies: 64
Views: 11919

Re: what is christopher nolan weakness as a director??

I think in his blockbuster/‘crowd pleasers’ I could really do without the subtle ‘heh-heh’ jokes. They’re too dry for me. That’s why I think Dunkirk’s fleet runtime and script are major virtues of that movie; letting the sights and sounds evoke everything we need to get the “feel” of the movie acros...
by William Blake
Forum: Christopher Nolan
Topic: Metaphorical language of C. Nolan
Replies: 3
Views: 439

Re: Metaphorical language of C. Nolan

For me personally Dunkirk is about spiritual existentialism. In my case a lapsed Catholic perspective. I find it a very religious type of film even though on the surface it’s entirely secular and has no obvious spiritual overtones. The emotional undercurrent of that movie is 100% about God’s eye vie...
by William Blake
Forum: Christopher Nolan
Topic: The Christopher Nolan Appreciation Thread
Replies: 986
Views: 213526

Re: The Christopher Nolan Appreciation Thread

Does anyone else like me think that by 2022, especially the summer, movie theaters will have an epic rebound? The reliance on streaming as a contingency in a pandemic environment is totally logical and the platforms certainly aren’t going anywhere. But in a world where the vast majority of the popul...
by William Blake
Forum: Christopher Nolan
Topic: The Nolan Variations (Oct 2020 Book)
Replies: 49
Views: 8593

Re: The Nolan Variations (Oct 2020 Book)

I finished this a few weeks ago. Absolutely essential reading for anyone who posts here on the regular. The chapters about his time at school were super informative, and the chapter on Dunkirk only elevated my appreciation for that movie’s artistic brilliance. The fusion of sound effects and score i...
by William Blake
Forum: Christopher Nolan
Topic: Nolan's downfall.
Replies: 74
Views: 11574

Re: Nolan's downfall.

I would argue he hasn’t really elevated into the upper echelon of the great film directors until he’s weathered withering scorn and criticism from the commentariat writ large; which is basically what’s going on now with commentators insinuating that he is totally cool with people getting sick and dy...
by William Blake
Forum: Christopher Nolan
Topic: Rank all of Nolan's films
Replies: 298
Views: 52065

Re: Rank all of Nolan's films

It is really something how wildly diverging all of these rankings are. I can’t think of any filmmaker whose list of films gets such different reactions. Most filmmakers have obvious hits and misses, but with Nolan people have highly subjective reactions.
by William Blake
Forum: Tenet
Topic: Tenet - Box Office Autopsy
Replies: 2528
Views: 178829

Re: Tenet - Box Office Autopsy

$334 million given the circumstances so far is pretty amazing. They’re 100% gonna re-release this again sometime next year in limited runs where they can, particularly NYC. Still haven’t seen it but read a copy of the script.
by William Blake
Forum: Tenet
Topic: Tenet - Box Office Autopsy
Replies: 2528
Views: 178829

Re: Tenet - Box Office Discussion/Speculation

Here in NYC all of the theaters are still shut. Indoor dining starts at the end of the month. Perhaps theaters will open around the same time. They’re obviously gonna have to grind it out for the rest of the Fall. The infection rate here is super low. We just have to take it a week at a time.
by William Blake
Forum: Future Projects
Topic: The Films Nolan should direct
Replies: 353
Views: 70482

Re: The Films Nolan should direct

I think Christopher Nolan's next film should be from the Fantasy genre. To me, he would be great at creating a film based on the 1998 Nintendo 64 game The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time . For a long time I’ve thought that if he had to return to franchise movies, the Zelda series would be a huge o...
by William Blake
Forum: Future Projects
Topic: The Films Nolan should direct
Replies: 353
Views: 70482

Re: The Films Nolan should direct

I doubt anyone would be writing any hit pieces and I did specifically say it doesn’t need to tell “a woman’s story”. Having JDW in Tenet doesn’t mean it’s telling a “black man’s story”. It’s just a cool spy action with a very neat concept. It’s more often that characters in Nolan’s films just happe...