Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Christopher Nolan: An Inspiring Journey of a 7 years old, with a Camera.

Christopher Nolan on the set of Interstellar (2014)

At 7 years old, Nolan began making short movies with his father’s Super-8 camera.
While studying English Literature at University College London, he shot 16-millimetre films at U.C.L.’s film society, where he learned the guerrilla techniques he would later use to make his first feature,

Following (1998),
on a budget of around $6,000. The noir thriller was recognized at a number of international film festivals prior to its theatrical release, and gained Nolan enough credibility that he was able to gather substantial financing for his next film.

“And when it stopped being random, that’s when it started to go wrong”

Memento (2000)
There comes Nolan’s second which he directed from his own screenplay based on a short story by his brother Jonathan. Starring Guy Pearce, 
An absolutely brilliant piece of work , playing with your mind, starting from the end and ending up at the beginning, a beautiful experience watching a short term memory loss patient struggling through life finding the man who killed his wife and in the end finding out that he was the killer himself.

“Can’t forget to remember you”

the film brought Nolan numerous honors, including Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Original Screenplay.

Insomnia (2002)
Coming on to Nolan’s third, the critically acclaimed psychological thriller, starring Al Pacino, Robin Williams and Hilary Swank.
Which I’d say was one of the best Al Pacino movie I ever watched. A Director’s main work is to make actors act perfectly according to their characters, it’s not that hard and it’s not that simple, there are different kind of personalities some get the work done like in a second and some take ages to understand a thing. It’s director’s work to walk up with everything according to the plan and sometimes taking it to the whole next level, Nolan couldn’t take Insomnia to the whole next level but it was brilliantly done by a starter to film making career.

“You’re a good man. I know that. Even if you’ve forgotten it.”

The turning point in Nolan’s career occurred when he was awarded the chance to revive the Batman franchise in 2005.
Well most of the batman fans found animated series to be the best batman story telling at that moment of time

Batman Begins (2005)

At number Four Nolan brought a level of gravitas back to the iconic hero, and his gritty, modern interpretation was greeted with praise from fans and critics alike.
I used to read comic books about batman I knew who batman was what really happened to him why he became The Dark Knight according to comics, and I found it kind of boring, But Batman Begins made me change my views about batman. It was quite slow but on point slightly different than Comics, I like it when stories go different than what they really are , Nolan made my wish come true made batman one of my favourite super hero character ever .

“It’s not who I am underneath, but what I do, that defines me.”

The Prestige (2006)
At number Five Nolan directed, co-wrote and produced the mystery thriller, starring Christian Bale and Hugh Jackman as magicians whose obsessive rivalry leads to tragedy and murder.
What should I say I have no words like my words worth nothing to a movie like this. Every concept of Rivalry, every concept of Magic tricks, every concept of making a fool out of the audience in front of their eyes without letting them know about it, has been shown in it perfectly. How far would you go to let your opposition down? . How far would you go to be one step ahead ? . It was literally perfect.

“Are you watching Closely?”

The Dark Knight (2008)
In 2008, Nolan directed, co-wrote, and produced his sixth, which went on to gross more than a billion dollars at the world-wide box office.
A totally new era in Batman History, a totally new, different, more of chaotic and sarcastic kind of Joker brilliantly acted by Heath Ledger (R.I.P) . Totally unpredictable, amazingly non-comic, more realistic and inspiringly directed movie ever made. 
I could watch it more than a thousand times without any kind of hesitation.

“Madness is like gravity all it needs is a little push”

For The Dark Knight, Nolan was nominated for a Directors Guild of America (D.G.A.) Award, Writers Guild of America (W.G.A.) Award and Producers Guild of America (P.G.A.) Award, and the film also received eight Academy Award nominations.

Inception (2010)
In his 7th, Nolan captivated audiences with sci-fi thriller, which he directed and produced from his own original screenplay.
You might have been aware of many crime scenes all over the world, on streets, in banks, in residential areas, etc, but have you ever been aware of the crime in a human mind ?, one of the best fantasy you’d love to go inside of, It was it is and it will be my All time Favorite Movie. 

“I can access your mind through your dreams, one simple idea can change everything, that’s why, I
have to steal it”

The thought-provoking drama was a world-wide blockbuster, earning more than $800,000,000 dollars and becoming one of the most discussed and debated films of the year. Among its many honors, Inception received four Academy Awards and eight nominations, including Best Picture and Best Screenplay. Nolan was recognized by his peers with D.G.A. and P.G.A. Award nominations, as well as a W.G.A. Award win for his work on the film.

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
At number 8 and third to his Batman trilogy. One of the best-reviewed and highest-grossing movies of 2012,
This was a view changer to many Bane critics, as I wrote earlier amazingly non-comic and brilliantly connected story ever, as in comics, Bane is guy who gained all those muscles by some chemical doses, making no sense at all, but giving him a totally different and sensible image was all Nolan’s incredible thinking. Bane became the badass + best antagonist to ever happen to me.

“The shadows betray you because they belong to me”
Christopher Nolan on the set of The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Due to his success rebooting the Batman character, Warner Bros. enlisted Nolan to produce their revamped Superman movie Man of Steel (2013), which opened in the Summer of 2013.

Interstellar (2014)
At number 9 Nolan takes us to the outer world experience, a pure sci-fi.
For me it was the best of 2014, spinning my mind all over the solar system, making me think from every corner of my mind.
If you go deeper inside the interstellar, the whole movie is a theory that you can never imagine , this movie is by far an outstanding way of describing “we’re dying and there’s a world outside our world where we might survive but oh no we can’t, wait , we’ll find a way we always have” that’s reality this world is telling us from a million ways that we aren’t gonna survive but we still are trying we still are finding new ways aren’t we ?

“Mankind was born on earth, but it was never meant to die here”
Christopher Nolan & Mathew McConaughey on the set of Interstellar (2014)

Having an amazing way of thinking, everything starting and ending on reality, never disappointing, calculating and figuring out all the facts and putting them out with amazingly attached fictious stories . And ending up inspiring a lot of minds by giving them a lot of things to think but never actually getting the main point, giving them reasons to go for it again and again and in the end blowing their minds with simple but brilliant idea. 
This is an incredible wonder done by a person who had a big dream at the age of 7 holding a camera, who knows what exactly he was thinking at that moment, literally inspired millions .

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