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An original action espionage film releasing in IMAX on August 12, 2020
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It does not refer to this film taking place in the actual Cold War (1950-1980s).

Do you not think that some of the costumes we have seen look from that period though? in particular the pics of Elizabeth Debicki with a child outside the school and some of the props in the trailer such as the rotary phone. Although in saying that Tom Hardy character in Inception wasn't dressed particular modern either.

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Looks like Tenet will stay, for now at least. Given that Disney is standing firm on Mulan.
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cobble engineering wrote:
May 11th, 2020, 12:54 pm
Lol, I think this is the most significant update since the trailer was released. I always thought some of the costumes looked dated as well as the rotary phone in the trailer and some of the other furniture looks as though it is very dated as well. Quantum Cold War lol what the fuck??????
Absolutely. We’re so starved for information that a super vague description is just so exciting. When the set photos of Pattinson and JDW came out, I was one of many who pointed out that the costumes might be from another era. Who knows really but the description might indicate time travel (not just time reversal).

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cobble engineering wrote:
May 11th, 2020, 1:38 pm
It does not refer to this film taking place in the actual Cold War (1950-1980s).

Do you not think that some of the costumes we have seen look from that period though? in particular the pics of Elizabeth Debicki with a child outside the school and some of the props in the trailer such as the rotary phone. Although in saying that Tom Hardy character in Inception wasn't dressed particular modern either.
Yeah, well, never say never, but I don't think that the costumes are clues that some scenes are set in the past. Just like you said, the costumes in Inception were quite "timeless", I would think, although I'm no costume designer. I would be surprised if time travel in this film actually meant Back to the Future-like jumps over huge distances (in time).

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Does anyone remember what was the name of the book Nolan was spotted reading during filming in Estonia? Thanks

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May 11th, 2020, 1:43 pm
Does anyone remember what was the name of the book Nolan was spotted reading during filming in Estonia? Thanks

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cobble engineering wrote:
May 11th, 2020, 1:38 pm
It does not refer to this film taking place in the actual Cold War (1950-1980s).

Do you not think that some of the costumes we have seen look from that period though? in particular the pics of Elizabeth Debicki with a child outside the school and some of the props in the trailer such as the rotary phone. Although in saying that Tom Hardy character in Inception wasn't dressed particular modern either.
Her costumes may be dated because of the mystique surrounding her character. Your point on Eames in Inception is exactly right. Also, Bruce Wayne's civillian suit in the Batman Trilogy always strikes me as old-fashioned. So it could be a way to portray Debicki's peculiarness and mysteriousness, rather than time-travel being involved. But you never know...

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StarWarsIsAwesome123 wrote:
May 11th, 2020, 1:41 pm

Looks like Tenet will stay, for now at least. Given that Disney is standing firm on Mulan.
This along with Governor Newsom saying phase 3 could be happing in a months time or less is a sign that a July release for Tenet could stay.

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“We’re not ready to reopen,” said one Texas theater chain owner. “There’s still no vaccine. No herd immunity. Good information and the right equipment are required to mitigate these risks to an acceptable level. We don’t have answers yet. I’m petrified about it. Everybody is scared.”

Even the National Association of Theater Owners recommends proceeding with caution. “Audiences will react to what procedures are effective and make people feel comfortable,” said NATO spokesman Patrick Corcoran, “and provide a baseline for what’s safe as we open in other markets.”

Nolan (who wrote a defense of movie theaters March 20) and Warners are heroes to the beleaguered exhibition community, but speculation is rampant that the studio will push back the opening to August 14. That’s the date currently occupied by Warners’ DC title “Wonder Woman 1984,” which would then move back to December.

Meanwhile, Disney’s live-action “Mulan,” is slated for July 24; would that then become the first film to open, or would it go to Disney+? It’s got too many merchandising deals to choose a later date. Other studios like Universal could move to VOD. And so on.

As for the “Tenet” drop-dead date, some say the final go/no-go is in three weeks: June 1. Others believe that, since “Tenet” has summer all to itself, the studio doesn’t need to do much marketing and could hold out until the end of June before making a decision.

In the case of “Tenet,” said Reich, “the issue will not only be how many locations/screens can they get, but where those screens are and more importantly, whether there is any confidence audiences will come out in the necessary numbers. That’s the major concern right now.”

There are also piracy concerns. Warners will want to open major markets in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Miami. Overseas, most theaters will open by July 17 except perhaps for Ireland, which is opening August 10, and some markets in Latin America.

“The studios are rooting for us,” said Marcus Theatres buyer Sonny Gourley on an Influx webinar about the 2020 film slate. “It’s in the best interest of the industry for us to get open. But we can’t be open until it’s safe to do so. Warner Bros. is looking for enough markets to be open. If the situation should come that not enough markets are open, they will need to move the release date. At this point in time, they are planning to have that movie released.”

“‘Tenet'” is the canary in the coal mine if it goes,” said a studio distribution president who’s watching to make his own call about the date of an upcoming release. “Warners will have to decide well before we have to decide. There are no rules anymore. It’s a precarious spot to be in, not knowing. They’re not going to know on July 15, not until the doors open with new content. It’s the wild wild west.”
Waiting for ‘Tenet’: As July 17 Looms, Hollywood Prays That Summer Can Be Saved
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antovolk wrote:
May 11th, 2020, 10:58 am
Moving a bit from the whole cinemas/COVID discussion, the making-of book has been retitled:

The Secrets of Tenet: Inside Christopher Nolan's Quantum Cold War
Discover the secrets of Christopher Nolan's Tenet with this exclusive behind-the-scenes look at 2020's most anticipated film.

FROM DIRECTOR CHRISTOPHER NOLAN comes a mind-blowing espionage thriller so unique that audiences will puzzle over its intricacies for years to come. The Secrets of Tenet takes readers on an exclusive journey into Nolan's time-bending masterpiece, offering rare insights into all aspects of its creation. Featuring in-depth commentary from Nolan himself and a range of other key collaborators--including producer Emma Thomas and production designer Nathan Crowley--The Secrets of Tenet delivers an essential masterclass that lays bare the director's process and his singular creative vision. Illustrated with candid behind-the-scenes imagery and compelling conceptual art, this is the ultimate exploration of a film guaranteed to linger in the imagination long into the future . . . and perhaps the past.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Making-Tenet-J ... 1647220602
Just to see the differences.

"Discover the secrets of Christopher Nolan’s Tenet with this exclusive behind-the-scenes look at 2020’s most anticipated film.

In 2020, director Christopher Nolan returns with Tenet, an action epic evolving from the world of international espionage. This deluxe book takes fans through the full creative journey that brought Tenet to the screen, from the genesis of Nolan’s uniquely imaginative script to the cutting-edge techniques used to realize the film’s innovative action sequences. Featuring exclusive interviews with the director and his crew, including producer Emma Thomas and production designer Nathan Crowley, The Making of Tenet is a can’t-miss companion to Nolan’s thrilling new masterpiece."

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