Women in Nolan movies

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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.

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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.

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But Lenny's wife did not die! ;)

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Chaoticsouls wrote:In Memento it was Guy Pearce's love that killed his wife: heart.
Eh? Explain. :eh:

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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.
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Mr. Caine wrote: Natalie in Memento isnt one dimensional.
Congrats one character, this is quite a flaw in Nolan films.

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As a woman, I gotta say, it isn't Nolan's fault - we just aren't that interesting.

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