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Women in Nolan movies

Posted: March 11th, 2012, 6:15 pm
by Chaoticsouls
In Memento it was Guy Pearce's love that killed his wife: heart. In The Prestige she was drowned: water. In Inception she fell to her death: wind. In The Dark Knight she was blown up: fire. All that's missing is earth, and we see an earthquake in The Dark Knight Rises trailer. I'm pretty sure Christopher Nolan is trying to summon misogyny Captain Planet.

;)

Women in Nolan movies

Posted: March 11th, 2012, 7:45 pm
by tykjen
Chaoticsouls wrote:In Memento it was Guy Pearce's love that killed his wife: heart. In The Prestige she was drowned: water. In Inception she fell to her death: wind. In The Dark Knight she was blown up: fire. All that's missing is earth, and we see an earthquake in The Dark Knight Rises trailer. I'm pretty sure Christopher Nolan is trying to summon misogyny Captain Planet.

;)
But Lenny's wife did not die! ;)

Women in Nolan movies

Posted: March 12th, 2012, 11:33 pm
by Tristy
Chaoticsouls wrote:In Memento it was Guy Pearce's love that killed his wife: heart.
Eh? Explain. :eh:

Women in Nolan movies

Posted: March 14th, 2012, 1:05 am
by Cop 223
Nolan is a super misogynist but has an effective way of concealing it. Every time he wants to beat the hell out of Emma, he goes and writes another screenplay.

Women in Nolan movies

Posted: March 14th, 2012, 4:41 am
by paynewake
Yeah - his portrayal of female characters is my only issue with Christopher "HOLY CRAP AWESOMESAUCE" Nolan as a writer/producer/director.

He's not a misogynist - in the INCEPTION: The Screenplay book he mentions that he always includes 'relatable fears' in his work.
Relatable fears like losing a extremely fantastic lady for example.

But all his female characters are not refrigerator women ("A term that was created by Gail Simone - Women in Refrigerators (WiR) - refers to comic book women who have been depowered, raped, murdered and/or had their lives ruined specifically in order to fuel the stories of men").

Example: Ellie Burr in INSOMNIA.

:)

Women in Nolan movies

Posted: March 20th, 2012, 10:53 am
by DHOPW42
I understand people's problem with the portrayal of women in Nolan's movies. They are too simple, too 1-dimensional, too "remote", especially when compared to the male characters. But I think it's because Nolan's movies are really about men, and that's not a big problem to me. In every one of his movies there's a man in the center who's story is followed, and in that aspect women are only "supporting characters". I don't find this a problem. Still, I think in TDKR Selina could be the first female character who is at the same level as the male characters in the movie.

Women in Nolan movies

Posted: March 20th, 2012, 11:36 am
by Mr. Caine
DHOPW42 wrote:I understand people's problem with the portrayal of women in Nolan's movies. They are too simple, too 1-dimensional, too "remote", especially when compared to the male characters. But I think it's because Nolan's movies are really about men, and that's not a big problem to me. In every one of his movies there's a man in the center who's story is followed, and in that aspect women are only "supporting characters". I don't find this a problem. Still, I think in TDKR Selina could be the first female character who is at the same level as the male characters in the movie.
Natalie in Memento isnt one dimensional.

Women in Nolan movies

Posted: March 20th, 2012, 11:57 am
by Mason
Mr. Caine wrote:
DHOPW42 wrote:I understand people's problem with the portrayal of women in Nolan's movies. They are too simple, too 1-dimensional, too "remote", especially when compared to the male characters. But I think it's because Nolan's movies are really about men, and that's not a big problem to me. In every one of his movies there's a man in the center who's story is followed, and in that aspect women are only "supporting characters". I don't find this a problem. Still, I think in TDKR Selina could be the first female character who is at the same level as the male characters in the movie.
Natalie in Memento isnt one dimensional.

Women in Nolan movies

Posted: March 20th, 2012, 7:31 pm
by Allstar
Mason wrote:
Mr. Caine wrote: Natalie in Memento isnt one dimensional.
Congrats one character, this is quite a flaw in Nolan films.

Women in Nolan movies

Posted: March 20th, 2012, 8:14 pm
by Liron
As a woman, I gotta say, it isn't Nolan's fault - we just aren't that interesting.