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Christopher Nolan
Born Christopher Jonathan James Nolan
30 July 1970 (1970-07-30) (age 39)
London, England, U.K.
Occupation Film director, Producer & Screenwriter
Spouse(s) Emma Thomas (1997-)
.Christopher Jonathan James Nolan (born 30 July 1970) is a British filmmaker, writer and producer.^ By he I mean the writer-director, Christopher Nolan.
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^ "Christopher Nolan" (born July 30, 1970) is an Academy Award nominated film director, writer and producer.

^ Born Christopher Johnathan James Nolan, July 30, 1970, in London, England; married Emma Thomas (a producer); children: Flora.
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.The son of an English father and an American mother, Nolan is a dual citizen of the United Kingdom and the United States.^ My father is English and my mother is American.
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^ The son of an English father and American mother, Nolan is a dual citizen of the United Kingdom and United States.
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^ Nolan, who spent his childhood moving back and forth between the United Kingdom and the United States, has an accent that is mostly English but occasionally morphs into an American accent.
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.He is married to Emma Thomas, his longtime producer.^ Nolan will produce with Emma Thomas.
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^ He married Emma Thomas in 1997.

^ He is married to Emma Thomas, his longtime producer.
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.They have three children and reside in Los Angeles.^ They have three children together and reside in Los Angeles.

^ They have four children together and reside in Los Angeles.
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^ Resides in Los Angeles with his wife Emma Thomas and their three children.
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.He often collaborates with his brother, screenwriter Jonathan Nolan, and recently with actor Christian Bale (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and The Prestige) and Michael Caine in the same films.^ Answer » What film reunited Batman Begins director Christopher Nolan with Batman Begins stars Christian Bale and Michael Caine?
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^ The film was co-scripted by his brother, Jonathan Nolan.

^ Also, screenwriter David Goyer ( The Dark Knight ) recently spoke with IGN about a third installment to Nolan’s Batman films.
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.Nolan is best known for directing the psychological thriller Memento and for reviving the Batman film franchise, for which he has received considerable acclaim.^ Nolan is best known for directing the psychological thriller "Memento" and for resurrecting the Batman film franchise in the critically acclaimed "Batman Begins".

^ Will Christopher Nolan direct yet another Batman film?
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^ Is this the only Batman film that you will direct?
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.He is also the founder of the production company Syncopy Films.^ His production company/collaborative filmmaking website Hitrecord.org is pushing the convergence of the art world and film world, finding new ways of telling stories on the web.
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt at Sundance: "Inception," "Spider-Man" and the future of film | StarTribune.com 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.startribune.com [Source type: General]

He is currently working on the science fiction film Inception starring Leonardo DiCaprio, which is to be released July 16, 2010.

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Early life

.Nolan was born in London and spent his childhood in both London and Chicago.^ Nolan spent considerable time between London and Chicago during his childhood.
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^ Nolan, who spent his childhood moving back and forth between the United Kingdom and the United States, has an accent that is mostly English but occasionally morphs into an American accent.
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^ Christopher Nolan was born on July 30, 1970, in London, England.
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.Nolan found an interest in botany and "dicots" early on until he found his father's camera.^ Nolan began film-making at age of seven using his father's Super 8 camera and his toy action figures.
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^ Filmmaking has been a lifelong pursuit for Nolan who began making movies at an early age with his father’s Super 8mm camera.
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^ An early starter Christopher Nolan started shooting films with a super 8 camera borrowed from his father… read more .

.Nolan began film-making at the age of seven using his father's Super 8 camera and his toy action figures.^ Filmmaking has been a lifelong pursuit for Nolan who began making movies at an early age with his father’s Super 8mm camera.
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^ NOLAN: I started making films when I was seven years old in London.
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^ Born in London in 1970, Christopher Nolan began making films at the age...
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.While living in Chicago as a child, he also made short films with future director and producer Roko Belic.^ While living in the Chicago area as a child, he also made short films with future director and producer Roko Belic.

^ Film director, writer and producer .
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^ As a child he made short films with Roko Belic a future producer and director based at Chicago.
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.The film which influenced him in his youth, he says, was Ridley Scott's Blade Runner which he admired for its visual complexity.^ I have always admired Stanley Kubrick, Terrence Malick, Ridley Scott and Nicholas Roeg to name as few.
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  • A Conversation with Christopher Nolan | Digital Cinema Report - News. Perspective. Analysis. 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.digitalcinemareport.com [Source type: General]

^ One could even say that the story of Oedipus lies at the heart of the 'new wave' of film noir —films such as Angel Heart and Blade Runner (the director's cut), where it emerges at the end that the hero is himself the criminal he is looking for.'
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^ When I look at the films that have really influenced me, most of them are box office failures: Blade Runner , The Man Who Would Be King —a terrific movie—but there’s no correlation between my favorite films and box office success.

.Nolan was educated at Haileybury College, an independent school at Hertford Heath in Hertfordshire, England, and later studied English literature at University College London while filming several short films in the college film society.^ Chris studied English Literature at University College London while starting to make 16mm films at the college film society.
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^ Studied English Literature in college.
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^ Nolan was educated at Haileybury College, an independent school near Hertford in Hertfordshire, England, and later studied English literature at University College London while filming several short films in the college film society.
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.The first, Tarantella, was shown in 1989 on Image Union, an independent film and video showcase featured on PBS.^ His short film "Tarantella" was shown on "Image Union", an independent film and video showcase featured on PBS, in 1989.

^ His First Short Film Tarantella was shown in 1989 on PBS. In 1996 during the Cambridge Film Festival Larceny the second short film by Christopher Nolan was shown.

^ Flashback: Christopher Nolan is at the 1999 Slamdance Film Festival for the premiere of Following , his first feature-length film.
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.A second short film, Larceny, was shown during the 1996 Cambridge Film Festival.^ His First Short Film Tarantella was shown in 1989 on PBS. In 1996 during the Cambridge Film Festival Larceny the second short film by Christopher Nolan was shown.
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^ Another short film of his, "Larceny", was shown during Cambridge Film Festival in 1996.

^ Larceny, another short, was shown at the Cambridge Film Festival in 1996.
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.Another notable short film was called Doodlebug with Jeremy Theobald who later starred in Following.^ One notable short film of his was called "Doodlebug" starring Jeremy Theobald who later starred in "Following".

^ Another notable short film was called Doodlebug with Jeremy Theobald who later starred in Following .
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^ Christopher eventually settled on Newmarket Films for his next project and set out to adapt a short story written by his brother Jonathan called Memento Mori .
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Christopher Nolan married fellow producer/author Emma Thomas in 1997.

Professional career

.Nolan directed his first feature film, Following, in 1996. The film depicts a writer who is obsessed with following random people.^ NOLAN: My first feature was called Following .
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^ Nolan directed his first feature film, "Following", in 1996.

^ The film depicts the story of a writer who becomes obsessed with following random people.

.Scenes are shown out of chronological order, and as such the viewer becomes disoriented; having to deduce the elements of the story in the same way as the protagonist calculates what is going on around him.^ Scenes are shown out of chronological order, and as such the viewer becomes disoriented; having to deduce the elements of the story in the same way as the protagonist calculates what is going on around him.
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^ We tried to construct the story in such a way that you can’t remove scenes.
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^ Scenes are shown out of chronological order, and as such the viewer becomes disoriented, having to piece together the elements of the story in the same way as the protagonist pieces together what is going on around him.

.Nolan made the film for just $6,000. He shot it on weekends, over the course of a year, working with friends he had met at the University College London film society.^ Nolan has never made a bad film.
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^ Batman films for Nolan are not just "his next film."
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^ A filmmaker since early childhood, when he made shorts with his action figures and his father's 8mm camera, Christopher Nolan honed his craft while earning a literature degree at London's University College.
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It began to receive notice after premiering at the 1998 San Francisco Film Festival, and was eventually distributed on a limited basis by Zeitgeist in 1999.
.As a result of the film's success, Newmarket Films optioned the script for Nolan's next film, Memento.^ Batman films for Nolan are not just "his next film."
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^ As a result of the film's success, Newmarket optioned the script for his next film, 'Memento'.

^ With Chris Nolan in the news for having directed the summer blockbuster The Dark Knight , I thought it time to finally see the film for which he was previously best known: Memento .
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.Memento (2000) is a critically acclaimed cult classic and was nominated for both a Golden Globe and an Academy Award (Oscar) for best screenplay.^ Annual Golden Globe Awards 2010 .
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^ Memento is a highly praised movie and was nominated for an Academy Award and Golden Globe for best screenplay.
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^ While not a gargantuan hit but still a box office success, "Memento" (2000) is a critically acclaimed cult classic and was nominated for both a Golden Globe and an Academy Award (Oscar) for best screenplay.

.The movie is based on the short story Memento Mori, written by Christopher's brother, Jonathan Nolan.^ MTV Movies Blog › christopher nolan MTV Movies Blog .
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^ It will be his first since FOLLOWING (MEMENTO was based on a short story by Jonathan).
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^ Jonathan Nolan has written a script, based on a treatment written by Christopher and David S. Goyer.

.It follows widower Leonard Shelby (played by English-born Australian actor Guy Pearce) who suffers a head injury and is unable to form new memories.^ The movie, based on a short story written by Christopher's brother Jonathan Nolan titled "Memento Mori", follows widower Leonard Shelby (played by English-born Australian actor Guy Pearce) who, as a result of a head injury delivered by his wife's rapist and murderer, is unable to form new memories.

^ Memento focuses on Leonard Shelby, played by Australian actor Guy Pearce, who is suffering from anterograde amnesia.
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^ The result of a blow to the head, Leonard cannot form any memories.
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.What distinguishes the film is Nolan's technique of presenting events partially in reverse-chronological order and then in chronological order.^ What distinguishes the film within its genre is Nolan's technique in presenting events within the storyline partially in reverse-chronological order and in chronological order.

^ Using this technique, Nolan forces viewers to relate with the mentally-impaired protagonist, since they encounter each event disoriented.

^ Interviewing Christopher Nolan and Jeremy Theobald [part 1/2] On the very last day of the Rotterdam film festival we got the chance to meet Christopher Nolan and Jeremy Theobald who presented 'Following' to the audience in Rotterdam.
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.Using this technique, Nolan forces viewers into the mentally-impaired protagonist's position — also encountering disoriented events.^ Using this technique, Nolan forces viewers to relate with the mentally-impaired protagonist, since they encounter each event disoriented.

^ His days without sleep lead to bad decisions and Nolan's characteristic confusion, for both the protagonist and the viewer.

^ What distinguishes the film within its genre is Nolan's technique in presenting events within the storyline partially in reverse-chronological order and in chronological order.

Nolan had developed this cutting technique in Following. .The latter, however, presents a structure in which the three acts are cut together, whereas Memento presents two linear timelines — the primary one running backwards, and an entirely previous timeline running forwards — which are cut together and which meet at the end.^ Nolan has two brothers - one older who lives in Chicago; one younger, Jonathan, who wrote the short story on which Memento was based.

^ Employs non-linear storytelling techniques, often flipping around the three acts of a movie to tell the story in an interesting fashion.
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^ Memento (2000) is a paranoid essay on Nolan's favorite topic (memory and the illusion of memory) and a revolutionary approach to the timeline (the movie plays the story backwards).
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.This crossing-over is signified by the transition from black and white film stock to color as the timeline transitions from forwards to backwards.^ The changeover from forwards to backwards is signified by the transition from black and white film stock to color.

^ The author examines the narrative loop of the film as a subject to disorientations, playing forward and backward in time without a serial return to the present.
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.In 2002, Nolan directed Insomnia, an American remake of the 1997 Norwegian film of the same name (although with major changes in both the plot and the nature of the main character).^ And Insomnia was a remake of the Norwegian film.
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^ Nolan's next project became a remake of the tense Norwegian thriller Insomnia (1997).
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^ For his next project, he decided to wanted to direct a remake of a 1997 Norwegian film called Insomnia.
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.The plot involves two detectives brought to Alaska to assist local authorities in locating a killer.^ The plot involves two detectives brought to Alaska to assist local authorities locate a killer.

.However, the search occurs during the "sunny" season in Alaska, and the film's protagonist, played by Al Pacino, is unable to sleep because of the constant daylight.^ And his third film, Insomnia, starred Al Pacino, Robin Williams and Hilary Swank.

^ INSOMNIA How is Al Pacino soooooo brilliant in the film ?
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.His sleepless "nights" lead to bad decisions and Nolan's characteristic confusion, for both the protagonist and the viewer.^ His days without sleep lead to bad decisions and Nolan's characteristic confusion, for both the protagonist and the viewer.

^ Using this technique, Nolan forces viewers to relate with the mentally-impaired protagonist, since they encounter each event disoriented.

.The film also starred Robin Williams and Hilary Swank.^ And his third film, Insomnia, starred Al Pacino, Robin Williams and Hilary Swank.

^ The film also stars Robin Williams, and Hilary Swank.

^ He’s already got his third film in the works: an adaptation of “ Insomnia ,” a 1997 Norwegian thriller about a corrupt cop, that will star Al Pacino , Hilary Swank , with kindred spirit Steven Soderbergh onboard as an executive producer.
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.The movie was praised by critics as a rare case of a well-done American remake of a European film.^ The movie was praised by critics as a rare case of a well-done American remake of an European film, and although it wasn't a giant hit, it still had a solid box office performance.

^ It would unquestionably be one of *the* essential books of American film criticism.
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^ In fact, the American Film Institute Top Films of 2008 serves as a program to aid movie fans in identifying the award season players.
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In 1997, Warner Bros Pictures put its Batman franchise on an indefinite hiatus when the fourth installment, Batman and Robin, was released to negative reviews and disappointing box office. .Nolan had said that while he was content with his directing résumé, he had always dreamed of directing a blockbuster.^ Nolan had said that while he was content with his directing resum, he had always dreamed as a child to direct a big blockbuster film, and he got his first opportunity to do so in 2003.

^ Though content with his body of work, Nolan wanted a shot at directing a big Hollywood blockbuster.
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^ Batman is something that he and people around him have always said is something Nolan truly believes in.
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.He created his opportunity in 2003 when, together with Blade screenwriter David S. Goyer, he convinced Warner Bros.^ Nolan: In really came about as a result of talking to David Goyer, the screenwriter, about which villains would fit the tone and the themes of what we were doing.
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^ Also, screenwriter David Goyer ( The Dark Knight ) recently spoke with IGN about a third installment to Nolan’s Batman films.
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^ Six years later, Nolan, together with Blade screenwriter David S. Goyer, pitched the idea of restarting the franchise with a serious origin story.

to take the risk of entrusting the first of a revived .Batman film series to a relatively unknown director.^ The Dark Knight director will reteam with Batman Begins star Ken Watanabe , who will play the films villain, a man who is blackmailing Leonardo DiCaprios character.
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^ TOKYO (Reuters) - Christopher Nolan, director of the new Batman sequel "The Dark Knight", said on Tuesday even he was surprised at the film's box offi...

^ Christopher Nolan (director of The Dark Knight, Batman Begins, Memento, The Prestige) is getting ready to shoot his next film “Inception”.
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.The actor selected to play the leading role, Christian Bale, was a favorite choice among movie fans due to his work in movies such as American Psycho and Equilibrium.^ Christian Bale is perfect in this role.
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^ "I don't really know anything about it," Bale said of the "JLA" flick, which has already begun approaching such actors as Ryan Reynolds to fill hero roles.
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^ The Prestige Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Michael Caine, David Bowie, magic, murder — what more do you need for an exciting movie?
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.Batman Begins was released on 15 June 2005 and became a box office hit, ranking as the eight highest grossing film of 2005 domestically and the ninth highest grossing worldwide.^ Batman Begins 2005 Warner Bros.
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^ That's what he's looking to do with the latest Batman film, Batman Begins.
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^ Box Office Mojo : What type of film?

.It received a very positive critical and public reception, with many ranking it as superior to even Tim Burton's classic 1989 Batman film, for instance receiving, according to Rotten Tomatoes, an overall 85% positive review compared to 70% for Burton's film.^ In this respect, as in so many others, it compares favourably with Tim Burton's Batman.
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^ It received a very positive critical and public reception, with many ranking it as superior to even the 1989 version.

^ Nolan has earned a diverse range of credits, including such memorable films as Memento, Insomnia, Batman Begins, The Prestige and The Dark Knight, a run-away hit at the 2008 box office, which earned rave reviews from critics.
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.Strengths of the movie included its dark and intelligent storyline, strong emphasis on character, and the predominant themes of fear and duality.^ And the title, THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS. No new characters, no catwoman only these 2, Batman and Mad Hatter, that's the movie.
  • Christopher Nolan's Batman 3 - It Starts and Ends with Time « FirstShowing.net 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: General]

^ After--in the first movie--being a strong female character, here Gyllenhaal plays second fiddle to Eckhart.
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.Michael Caine also stars as Bruce's trusted butler, Alfred Pennyworth.^ Featuring Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Michael Caine as his loyal butler/ assistant Alfred, and Katie Holmes as Rachel Dodson, a local district attorney and Wayne's love interest, Nolan answered fundamental questions about Batman that other films glossed over or ignored all together.
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^ In 2005, Nolan co-wrote and directed "Batman Begins," starring Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson, Gary Oldman and Morgan Freeman.
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^ In 2005, Nolan co-wrote and directed “Batman Begins,” starring Christian Bale, Liam Neeson, and Michael Caine.
  • Interview with Director Christopher Nolan - MoviesOnline 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.moviesonline.ca [Source type: General]

.Liam Neeson stars as Ra's Al Ghul, Gary Oldman stars as James Gordon and Morgan Freeman stars as Lucius Fox.^ These movie stars—the Al Pacinos, the Michael Caines, Gary Oldmans, Liam Neesons—they can make the audience feel all the things you’re trying to put in there and get the richness of the story.

^ The other beacon of hope in Gotham is Lieutenant Jim Gordon (Gary Oldman), the good cop with a conscience who works with Batman as best he can.
  • Spirituality & Practice: Film Review: The Dark Knight, directed by Christopher Nolan 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.spiritualityandpractice.com [Source type: General]

^ It is a virtually all-British cast (Christian Bale as Batman, alongside Liam Neeson, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Tom Wilkinson, Cillian Murphy).

.Cillian Murphy also stars as the psychological villain of fear, The Scarecrow (a.k.a.^ Cillian Murphy returned for " The Dark Knight " after helping relaunch the Batman movie franchise as The Scarecrow in " Batman Begins ."
  • christopher nolan 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC splashpage.mtv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Dr. Jonathan Crane), and Katie Holmes portrays Rachel Dawes, Bruce Wayne's childhood friend and love interest. .Batman Begins was a major winner at the 32nd annual Saturn Awards.^ "Batman Begins" was a major winner at the 32nd annual Saturn Awards, considered the most important awards devoted to genre fans.

^ The award is presented annually “to an individual who has made significant contributions to advancing the art of filmmaking.” In addition to his critical and commercial hit “The Dark Knight,” Nolan has directed “Memento,” “Insomnia,” “Batman Begins” and “The Prestige.” .
  • Awards Daily's Oscar Countdown--Watching Oscar 24/7 » Christopher Nolan 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.awardsdaily.com [Source type: General]

.The film won for Best Fantasy Film, Best Actor for Christian Bale and Best Writing for Nolan and Goyer.^ I don't think Christian Bale was the best choice but I'd change the f*****g director before anything else..
  • Film features: Why Christopher Nolan Must Recast Batman | TotalFilm.com 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.totalfilm.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Nolan is best known for directing the psychological thriller "Memento" and for resurrecting the Batman film franchise in the critically acclaimed "Batman Begins".

^ A few years will be okay (3-5), but decades won't do any justice to the Batman Nolan created and Bale portrayed.
  • Christopher Nolan's Batman 3 - It Starts and Ends with Time « FirstShowing.net 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: General]

.The film was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Cinematography.^ Starring Academy Award winners Al Pacino, Hilary Swank, and Robin Williams, the film earned Nolan the Best Director of the Year award from the London Critics Circle.
  • Interview with Director Christopher Nolan - MoviesOnline 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.moviesonline.ca [Source type: General]

^ While not a gargantuan hit but still a box office success, "Memento" (2000) is a critically acclaimed cult classic and was nominated for both a Golden Globe and an Academy Award (Oscar) for best screenplay.

^ In addition, Nolan’s screenplay, based on a short story by Jonathan Nolan, received an Academy Award nomination for best screenplay and a Golden Globe nomination and was honored by the Los Angeles Film Critics and Broadcast Film Critics, as well as won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival.
  • Interview with Director Christopher Nolan - MoviesOnline 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.moviesonline.ca [Source type: General]

.The Prestige, released on 20 October 2006, is an adaptation of the Christopher Priest novel about two rival magicians in the 19th century.^ Nolan is writing, producing, and directing The Prestige, an adaptation of the novel by Christopher Priest.
  • Christopher Nolan Biography - life, family, childhood, children, parents, name, story, wife, mother - Newsmakers Cumulation 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.notablebiographies.com [Source type: General]

^ "The Prestige", released on October 20, 2006, is an adaptation of the Christopher Priest novel of the same name about two rival magicians in the 19th century.

^ Many 19th-century magicians were mythbusters.
  • In Focus | October 2006 | That Old Bat Magic 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.natoonline.org [Source type: Original source]

.It reunites Nolan with Batman Begins stars Christian Bale and Michael Caine.^ Inception opens July 16, 2010, and stars Leonardo DiCaprio , Marion Cotillard , Ellen Page , Joseph Gordon-Levitt , and Michael Caine .
  • Christopher Nolan 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.reelzchannel.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Christopher Nolan , director of the upcoming Dark Knight as well as Batman Begins , Memento and The Prestige , will be honored at this week's Showest as Director of the Year.
  • Christopher Nolan 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.reelzchannel.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Christian Bale or Michael Keaton?
  • christopher nolan » MTV Movies Blog 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC moviesblog.mtv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson, and David Bowie also star.^ The Prestige Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Michael Caine, David Bowie, magic, murder — what more do you need for an exciting movie?
  • Christopher Nolan Movie Night 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.buzzsugar.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson, and David Bowie also appear.

.The movie had a mostly positive response from critics and made over $109 million worldwide.^ The movie had a mostly positive response from critics and made over $109 million worldwide.

[1] .The film was co-scripted by his brother, Jonathan Nolan and co-produced with his wife, Emma Thomas.^ Nolan will produce with Emma Thomas.
  • Christopher Nolan's Inception - The ComingSoon.net Boards 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC forums.comingsoon.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It’s something that we had been talking about on and off for seven or eight years," Nolan's real-life and working partner, Emma Thomas adds.
  • :: The Playlist ::: Christopher Nolan Breaks Silence, Describes 'Inception' As His 'Biggest Challenge' And 'A True Blockbuster' 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC theplaylist.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

^ Nolan has two brothers - one older who lives in Chicago; one younger, Jonathan, who wrote the short story on which Memento was based.

.In the months following The Prestige's release, Nolan made numerous comments suggesting that he would return to direct the sequel to Batman Begins.^ So why is he directing Batman Begins ?

^ I think Prestige is his best then Batman Begins.
  • Christopher Nolan – HOW DOES HE DO THAT ??? | PassionforCinema 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC passionforcinema.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Christopher Nolan on the set of Batman Begins .

[2] .In late July 2006, the sequel was officially confirmed as The Dark Knight with Nolan at the helm and Heath Ledger joining the cast as The Joker, Batman's arch-nemesis.^ WB press release: Ledger is the Joker and will fight THE DARK KNIGHT .
  • christophernolan.net - The Unofficial Christopher Nolan Website 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC christophernolan.net [Source type: General]

^ The Dark Knight cast interviews .

^ One thing keeps The Dark Knight going and it's Heath Ledger.
  • The Dark Knight (2008, Christopher Nolan) 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.thestopbutton.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[3] .Actress Katie Holmes, who played the hero's romantic interest in Begins, had been replaced by Maggie Gyllenhaal, whose brother Jake Gyllenhaal auditioned for the role of Bruce Wayne/Batman in 2003. Aaron Eckhart, who turned down the leading role in Memento, plays Harvey Dent/Two-Face.^ Bruce Wayne returns to Gotham and brings Batman with him in Batman Begins .
  • Christopher Nolan's Batman 3 - It Starts and Ends with Time « FirstShowing.net 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: General]

^ Bruce Wayne to die in next Batman?

^ Nominal allies, Wayne and Dent would vie for the affections of Wayne's longtime love, assistant DA Rachel Dawes (Maggie Gyllenhaal, who replaces Batman Begins ' Katie Holmes).
  • Dark Knight Director Shuns Digital Effects For the Real Thing 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.wired.com [Source type: General]

.Nolan and his brother Jonathan wrote a script, based on a treatment written by himself and David S. Goyer.^ That project, based on a story by his brother Jonathan Nolan, begins at the ending and ends at the beginning.
  • Christopher Nolan | Interview | The A.V. Club 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.avclub.com [Source type: General]

^ Pictures' "The Dark Knight," written by Jonathan Nolan, based on a story by Christopher Nolan and David Goyer.
  • christophernolan.net - The Unofficial Christopher Nolan Website 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC christophernolan.net [Source type: General]

^ Somehow -- while it's very unlikely Nolan or co-writer David Goyer intended such an effect -- Dark Knight garnered a reputation as a conservative movie.
  • Christopher Nolan // Current 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC current.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The film began production in early 2007 and was released on 16 July 2008 in Australia and 18 July 2008 in the United States, to overwhelming critical acclaim with some critics calling it the greatest comic-book based movie ever made.^ Inception begins filming July 16.
  • Awards Daily's Oscar Countdown--Watching Oscar 24/7 » Christopher Nolan 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.awardsdaily.com [Source type: General]

^ The movie isn’t a comic book movie.
  • The Dark Knight (2008, Christopher Nolan) 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.thestopbutton.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It's like those people, and we all know them, who, when asked what the greatest movie of all time is, will answer with either Citizen Kane, The Godfather or some obscure film that's got, Romanian-subtitles, is in black & white, stars no-one we've heard of and made 3p at the box-office...
  • Film features: Why Christopher Nolan Must Recast Batman | TotalFilm.com 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.totalfilm.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[4] .It has also had enormous box office success, setting the record for the highest-grossing weekend opening in the U.S. with over $158 million and becoming the 2nd highest grossing film of all time domestically, and the fourth-highest worldwide (both unadjusted for inflation).^ US domestic box office by rogueleader66 .
  • Christopher Nolan's Next Film Is... -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Bale makes an awesome batman and the box office success of both films proves that.
  • Film features: Why Christopher Nolan Must Recast Batman | TotalFilm.com 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.totalfilm.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ As interesting as the list of top box-office films of all-time, adjusted for inflation, after the cut.
  • Awards Daily's Oscar Countdown--Watching Oscar 24/7 » Christopher Nolan 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.awardsdaily.com [Source type: General]

[5] .At the 2009 Golden Globe Awards, Christopher Nolan accepted the award for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture on behalf of the deceased Heath Ledger.^ Annual Golden Globe Awards 2010 .
  • Christian Bale and Christopher Nolan - Hollywood Awards Gala in Beverly Hills, backstage (Oct. 27) x 2 HQs - Celebutopia 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.celebutopia.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Ledger most recently earned Oscar, Golden Globe, BAFTA and SAG Award nominations and won the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Ennis Del Mar in the award-winning drama "Brokeback Mountain."
  • christophernolan.net - The Unofficial Christopher Nolan Website 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC christophernolan.net [Source type: General]

^ In addition, Nolan’s screenplay, based on a short story by Jonathan Nolan, received an Academy Award nomination for best screenplay and a Golden Globe nomination and was honored by the Los Angeles Film Critics and Broadcast Film Critics, as well as won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival.
  • Interview with Director Christopher Nolan - MoviesOnline 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.moviesonline.ca [Source type: General]

.Nolan is nominated for the Directors Guild of America Award for Best Director for The Dark Knight.^ Here, Nolan follows up The Dark Knight with a film that once again looks dark, grimy and sinister with a steel-like shine.
  • Posts tagged Christopher nolan at Cinematical 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.cinematical.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Related articles: Batman: The Dark Knight : Christopher Nolan Read the full story written by Louise McGregor on October 30, 2008 .

^ Related articles: Christopher Nolan : Heath Ledger : The Dark Knight Read the full story written by Richard Brunton on December 4, 2007 .

.While the movie did not receive any nominations for the five major categories at the 81st Academy Awards, it was nominated for a total of eight Oscars, and won two, the Academy Award for Best Sound Editing, and a posthumous Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Ledger.^ Ledger most recently earned Oscar, Golden Globe, BAFTA and SAG Award nominations and won the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Ennis Del Mar in the award-winning drama "Brokeback Mountain."
  • christophernolan.net - The Unofficial Christopher Nolan Website 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC christophernolan.net [Source type: General]

^ Oscars ignore ‘The Dark Knight,’ except for Ledger nomination .
  • Articles tagged "christopher nolan" | PopMatters 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.popmatters.com [Source type: General]

^ It was a dark day for “The Dark Knight” as the 81st annual Oscar nominations, announced Thursday, snubbed the most popular film since “Titanic.” Christopher Nolan’s...
  • Articles tagged "christopher nolan" | PopMatters 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.popmatters.com [Source type: General]

Directorial style

.Nolan's films often feature a non-linear narrative presentation (Following, Memento, The Prestige, Batman Begins) and psychological themes like his idol Stanley Kubrick.^ "Batman Begins" is the only Christopher Nolan movie I like.
  • Chris Nolan says Inception is bigger than Batman - JoBlo.com 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.joblo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ That's what he's looking to do with the latest Batman film, Batman Begins.
  • June 2005 | blackfilm.com | features | interview | An Interview with Director Christopher Nolan 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.blackfilm.com [Source type: General]

^ Batman films for Nolan are not just "his next film."
  • Christopher Nolan's Batman 3 - It Starts and Ends with Time « FirstShowing.net 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: General]

.He is known to work without a second unit, overseeing every shot of the film by himself.^ He drowned every single night in order to perform the trick without creating multiple copies of himself.
  • The History of Cinema. Christopher Nolan: biography, filmography, reviews, links 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.scaruffi.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ How is it possible to see every minute of the film before it has been shot and edited ?
  • Christopher Nolan – HOW DOES HE DO THAT ??? | PassionforCinema 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC passionforcinema.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Moviemaking is a unique art form because every film is a collaborative effort involving people with different personalities and visions who are working together.
  • Kodak: Christopher Nolan OnFilm Interview 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC motion.kodak.com [Source type: General]

His later films discard the title sequence.

Upcoming projects

.After the release of Nolan's 2008 film The Dark Knight, Warner Bros.^ Huseyin Kalkan, mayor of Batman, has legally filed suit against Christopher Nolan (who directed The Dark Knight ) and Warner Bros.
  • Christopher Nolan | Tag Archive | FilmCrunch 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC movies.gearlive.com [Source type: General]

^ Reply Tooltip I like it Secret Other Things I Like it Don't Like It Save for Later Add to Favorites Delete This jfranzone on September 4, 2008 at 11:31am jfranzone liked and commented on The Dark Knight on imdb.com The Dark Knight This film was awesome...
  • http://getglue.com/movies/dark_knight/christopher_nolan 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC getglue.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Here, Nolan follows up The Dark Knight with a film that once again looks dark, grimy and sinister with a steel-like shine.
  • Posts tagged Christopher nolan at Cinematical 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.cinematical.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

contracted the director in a seven-figure deal to film a science fiction film called Inception. The film is based on a script written by Nolan and is described as being "a contemporary sci-fi actioner set within the architecture of the mind".[6] Filming began in summer 2009, and Inception is scheduled to be released in summer 2010.[7]
.On February 9, 2010, it was announced that Nolan has "cracked" the story of a sequel to The Dark Knight and has committed to return to that project.^ Snyder directing Dark Knight Returns?

^ I want to see a sequel to The Dark Knight.
  • Christopher Nolan's Batman 3 - It Starts and Ends with Time « FirstShowing.net 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: General]

^ Nolan may not direct Dark Knight sequel .
  • Christopher Nolan // Current 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC current.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In addition, Nolan has also been approached by Warner Bros.^ I think Nolan told Warner Bros.
  • Christopher Nolan's Batman 3 - It Starts and Ends with Time « FirstShowing.net 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: General]

^ Nolan followed “Memento” with the critically acclaimed psychological thriller “Insomnia” for Warner Bros.
  • Interview with Director Christopher Nolan - MoviesOnline 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.moviesonline.ca [Source type: General]

^ Huseyin Kalkan, mayor of Batman, has legally filed suit against Christopher Nolan (who directed The Dark Knight ) and Warner Bros.
  • Christopher Nolan | Tag Archive | FilmCrunch 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC movies.gearlive.com [Source type: General]

to ."mentor" the production of the upcoming Superman movie, The Man of Steel.^ Ratner originally left the Superman adaptation because he could not find a suitable actor to play the Man of Steel .
  • Christopher Nolan 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.reelzchannel.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

It is unlikely that he will direct, but he would have significant creative input in the process.[8] However, DC Entertainment president Diane Nelson has implied it is nothing but a rumor.[9] .This statement, however, was contradicted by Thomas Toll of Legendary pictures when he said regarding the project, "Nolan is still hatching some ideas."^ Although to be perfectly honest, Nolan never said he didn't like the idea of Robin, or even that it was unrealistic, he said it was 'the early years of Batman' where Robin is 'In a crib somewhere'.
  • Christopher Nolan's Batman 3 - It Starts and Ends with Time « FirstShowing.net 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: General]

^ Nolan said he'd return if there was a good idea for a sequel and there was a good script.
  • Christopher Nolan's Batman 3 - It Starts and Ends with Time « FirstShowing.net 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: General]

^ My hope is that somehow Nolan will see this idea and give it some consideration.
  • Christopher Nolan's Batman 3 - It Starts and Ends with Time « FirstShowing.net 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: General]

[10]
.On March 10, 2010, Nolan himself confirmed that he and David Goyer have been working on an idea for a Superman film.^ Or at least spark a debate for months to come until Christopher Nolan and writers Jonathan Nolan and David S. Goyer figure out a suitable story.
  • Christopher Nolan Asks: Are There Any Good Third Movies? « FirstShowing.net 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Somehow -- while it's very unlikely Nolan or co-writer David Goyer intended such an effect -- Dark Knight garnered a reputation as a conservative movie.
  • Christopher Nolan // Current 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC current.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ One of the guys behind the ideas in The Dark Knight has been talking about the possibility of a third film, and while Christopher Nolan might be holding off on a decision about it for now, it seems that he and David S. Goyer have been talking about an idea...

.Nolan says, "He basically told me, 'I have this thought about how you would approach Superman.'^ How could you even say that?
  • Christopher Nolan Emerges From the Batcave [Archive] - CHUD Forums 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC chud.com [Source type: General]

^ Nolan - How can you not be excited by Miyamoto_Musashi .
  • Christopher Nolan's INCEPTION gets a poster! -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ As if some how you have a say in it.
  • Christopher Nolan's Batman 3 - It Starts and Ends with Time « FirstShowing.net 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: General]

.I immediately got it, loved it and thought: That is a way of approaching the story I’ve never seen before that makes it incredibly exciting.^ I've never seen that movie.
  • Christopher Nolan to Tackle Batman 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.dtheatre.com [Source type: General]

^ I've never actually posted a trailer before...
  • Inception (Christopher Nolan's next!) - Movie-List Forum 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.movie-list.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ After all, we had never seen Two Face or the Joker in quite the same light before.
  • Christopher Nolan's Batman 3 - It Starts and Ends with Time « FirstShowing.net 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: General]

.I wanted to get Emma and I involved in shepherding the project right away and getting it to the studio and getting it going in an exciting way… A lot of people have approached Superman in a lot of different ways.^ This was getting so exciting way too quickly.
  • Christopher Nolan's Inception - Page 87 - The Superhero Hype! Boards 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC forums.superherohype.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Artistically, this seems the right way to go.
  • Christopher Nolan Emerges From the Batcave [Archive] - CHUD Forums 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC chud.com [Source type: General]

^ But, there are a lot of different ways you can go with this series.
  • Christopher Nolan's Batman 3 - It Starts and Ends with Time « FirstShowing.net 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: General]

.I only know the way that has worked for us that’s what I know how to do."^ Do you know how cool it would be if this was the fake working title for The Dark Knight sequel?
  • Christopher Nolan's Inception - The ComingSoon.net Boards 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC forums.comingsoon.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This would be the time to bring out more villains and bring them into a more contemporary context (the way Nolan knows how to do best).
  • Christopher Nolan's Batman 3 - It Starts and Ends with Time « FirstShowing.net 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: General]

^ For those who were lucky enough to work with him and know him it’s a real testament to the skill of an actor to see how he saw the world of his character.
  • News: Interview: Christopher Nolan On The Dark Knight | Latino Review 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.latinoreview.com [Source type: General]

[11]

Filmography

Film Year Studio Rotten Tomatoes Score Internet Movie Database Score Gross Credit(s)
Following 1998 Momentum Pictures 80% 7,6 $48,482 Director
Writer
Producer
Cinematographer
Editor
Memento 2000 Newmarket Films 93% 8,6 + 27. $39,723,096 Director
Writer
Insomnia 2002 Warner Bros. 92% 7,2 $113,714,830 Director
Batman Begins 2005 Warner Bros. 85% 8,3 + 106. $496,853,783 Director
Writer
The Prestige 2006 Touchstone Pictures
Warner Bros.
75% 8,4 + 73. $109,676,311 Director
Writer
Producer
The Dark Knight 2008 Warner Bros. 94% 8,9 + 10. $1,001,921,826 Director
Writer
Producer
Inception 2010 Warner Bros. N/A no vote N/A Director
Writer
Producer
Third Batman Installment 2012 Warner Bros. N/A no vote N/A Director
Writer
Producer
The Man of Steel 2012 Warner Bros. N/A no vote N/A Unknown

Short films

  • Tarantella (1989) (Also writer/producer)
  • Larceny (1996) (Also writer/producer)
  • Doodlebug (1997) (Also writer/producer)

Publications

Articles

See also

References

  1. ^ The Prestige (2006)
  2. ^ "Nolan Talks Next". IGN FilmForce. 12 October 2005. http://filmforce.ign.com/articles/657/657991p1.html. Retrieved 2007-03-09. 
  3. ^ Garth Franklin (31 July 2006). "It's Official: "Batman 2" Gets A Title". DarkHorizons.com. http://www.darkhorizons.com/news06/060731n.php. Retrieved 2007-03-09. 
  4. ^ "The Dark Knight Review". http://www.agentdvdonline.com/agentdvd//article/articleDetail.jsp?id=530797&contextCategoryId=42186. 
  5. ^ "All Time Worldwide Box Office Grosses". http://www.boxofficemojo.com/alltime/world/. 
  6. ^ Fleming, Michael (February 11, 2009). "Nolan tackles 'Inception' for WB". Variety. http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117999988.html?categoryid=13&cs=1. Retrieved April 2, 2009. 
  7. ^ Fleming, Michael (April 1, 2009). "Trio in talks for 'Inception'". Variety. http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118002026.html?categoryid=13&cs=1&nid=2564. Retrieved April 2, 2009. 
  8. ^ Brendan Bettinger (2010-02-09). "Christopher Nolan On Board to Direct DARK KNIGHT Sequel and “Godfather” the SUPERMAN Franchise". Collider. http://www.collider.com/2010/02/09/christopher-nolan-on-board-to-direct-dark-knight-sequel-and-godfather-the-superman-franchise/. Retrieved 2008-02-18. 
  9. ^ http://splashpage.mtv.com/2010/02/18/watchmen-sequels-and-christopher-nolans-superman-are-just-rumors-says-dc-president/
  10. ^ "David S. Goyer To probably end up writing SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL!!!". Aint it cool. 2010-02-24. http://www.aintitcool.com/node/44074. Retrieved 2010-02-24. 
  11. ^ Brendan Bettinger (2010-03-10). "Christopher Nolan Speaks! Updates on DARK KNIGHT Sequel and SUPERMAN MAN OF STEEL". Collider. http://www.collider.com/2010/03/10/christopher-nolan-speaks-updates-on-dark-knight-sequel-and-superman-man-of-steel/. Retrieved 2010-03-10. 

External links

Preceded by
Joel Schumacher
Batman film director
2005-2008
Succeeded by
Incumbent

Quotes

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From Wikiquote

Christopher Nolan
.Christopher Nolan (born 30 July 1970 in London, England) is a Film director.^ Better director than Christopher Nolan?
  • Is Christopher Nolan’s ‘Dark Knight’ Sequel Canceled? - BlackBook 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.blackbookmag.com [Source type: General]

^ Christopher Jonathan James Nolan (born July 30, 1970) is an British-American film director, writer and producer.
  • Christopher Nolan - Entertainment - Road Runner 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.rr.com [Source type: General]
  • Christopher Nolan - Entertainment - Road Runner 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC websearch.timewarnercable.com [Source type: General]

^ Christopher Nolan - Film Director - Cinema & Film   Welcome to View London sign in join .
  • Christopher Nolan - Film Director - Cinema & Film 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.viewlondon.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.His films are: Following, Insomnia, Memento, Batman Begins, The Prestige, The Dark Knight.^ Clearly, the most important goal for The Dark Knight Batman sequel is to appease me.
  • How Christopher Nolan can appease me… » The Daily Blitz 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.thedailyblitz.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Huseyin Kalkan, mayor of Batman, has legally filed suit against Christopher Nolan (who directed The Dark Knight ) and Warner Bros.
  • Christopher Nolan | Tag Archive | FilmCrunch 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC movies.gearlive.com [Source type: General]

^ Perhaps The Joker was, in fact, captured and contained in Arkham for however long it has been between The Dark Knight and Batman 3 , but he has only now finally escaped.
  • Christopher Nolan's Batman 3 - It Starts and Ends with Time « FirstShowing.net 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: General]

Sourced

  • ...the ultimate embodiment of Bruce Wayne. .He has exactly the balance of darkness and light that we were looking for.^ He has exactly the balance of darkness and light that we were looking for.
    • Christopher Nolan - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Christopher Nolan - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Yep looks almost exactly like the poster for Dark Knight by LV_426 .
    • Christopher Nolan's INCEPTION gets a poster! -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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  • Commenting on working with actors who have distinctively different styles.^ Commenting on working with actors who have distinctively different styles .
    • Christopher Nolan - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Christopher Nolan - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Filmmaking is an unique art form because every movie is a collaborative effort involving people with different personalities and visions who are working together.
    • Kodak: Christopher Nolan OnFilm Interview 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC motion.kodak.com [Source type: General]

    ^ For those who were lucky enough to work with him and know him it’s a real testament to the skill of an actor to see how he saw the world of his character.
    • News: Interview: Christopher Nolan On The Dark Knight | Latino Review 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.latinoreview.com [Source type: General]


    ."The best actors instinctively feel out what the other actors need, and they just accommodate it."
  • "...I studied English Literature.^ They sort of effortlessly accommodate each other.
    • Interview with Director Christopher Nolan - MoviesOnline 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.moviesonline.ca [Source type: General]

    ^ "The best actors instinctively feel out what the other actors need, and they just accommodate it."
    • Christopher Nolan - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Christopher Nolan - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There aren’t many actors who can make you feel ashamed of how often you complain about doing the best job in the world.
    • Christopher Nolan’s tribute to Heath Ledger | Box Office Psychics 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.boxofficepsychics.com [Source type: General]
    • BrokenProjector.com » Blog Archive » Christopher Nolan’s tribute to Heath Ledger projector Christopher Nolan’s tribute to Heath Ledger 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.brokenprojector.com [Source type: General]
    • Christopher Nolan pays tribute to Heath Ledger | Showbiz Spy - celebrity news, rumors & gossip 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.showbizspy.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .I wasn't a very good student, but one thing I did get from it, while I was making films at the same time with the college film society, was that I started thinking about the narrative freedoms that authors had enjoyed for centuries and it seemed to me that filmmakers should enjoy those freedoms as well."
  • "As soon as television became the only secondary way in which films were watched, films had to adhere to a pretty linear system, whereby you can drift off for ten minutes and go and answer the phone and not really lose your place."
  • "A lot of it is being done in commercials and music videos.^ What's wrong with the otherwise very good film!

    ^ It seemed to me that filmmakers should enjoy those freedoms as well.
    • Kodak: Christopher Nolan OnFilm Interview 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC motion.kodak.com [Source type: General]
    • A Conversation with Christopher Nolan | Digital Cinema Report - News. Perspective. Analysis. 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.digitalcinemareport.com [Source type: General]

    ^ We only built one set, everything else were real places.
    • Christopher Nolan - News - Sci-Fi-London Film Festival 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.sci-fi-london.com [Source type: General]

    .I've never done them, but I think that those are forms in which cross-cutting and parallel action are absolutely standard and accepted as a mainstream language.^ I've never done them, but I think that those are forms in which cross-cutting and parallel action are absolutely standard and accepted as a mainstream language.
    • Christopher Nolan - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Christopher Nolan - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Either way, I think the threat could be a villain we've never really seen before or at least one that isn't well known at all.
    • Christopher Nolan's Batman 3 - It Starts and Ends with Time « FirstShowing.net 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: General]

    ^ He's an absolute, he cuts through the film sort of like the shark in Jaws, so he's a catalyst for action, people are reacting off and being affected by him.
    • Dark Horizons | Interviews | Christopher Nolan for "The Dark Knight" - July 3rd 2008 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.darkhorizons.com [Source type: General]

    .Film-makers like myself enjoy the fruits of that experimentation and absorption by the mainstream.^ I actually see myself as a very mainstream film maker and always have.
    • BBC - Films - interview - Christopher Nolan 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.bbc.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ Film-makers like myself enjoy the fruits of that experimentation and absorption by the mainstream.
    • Christopher Nolan - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Christopher Nolan (I) - Biography 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]
    • Christopher Nolan - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Not saying it is a bad movie; I loved it and would enjoy another one myself, but I think the next film will "fail" by comparassion.
    • Christopher Nolan Not Making Another Batman Movie 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.businessinsider.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .I think people's capacity to absorb a fractured mise-en-scene is extraordinary now compared to forty years ago."
  • "Yes, to me that's one of the most compelling fears in film noir and the psychological thriller genre - that fear of conspiracy.^ "One of the most compelling, challenging films of the year", we babbled.
    • Christopher Nolan - Memento: Special Edition - Review - Uncut.co.uk 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.uncut.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ One of the year's very best films.

    ^ I think people's capacity to absorb a fractured mise-en-scene is extraordinary now compared to forty years ago.
    • Christopher Nolan (I) - Biography 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

    .It's definitely something that I have a fear of - not being in control of your own life.^ It's definitely something that I have a fear of - not being in control of your own life.
    • Christopher Nolan - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Christopher Nolan (I) - Biography 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]
    • Christopher Nolan - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ How do you decide a project is something that you’re willing to dedicate years of your life to doing?
    • Kodak: Christopher Nolan OnFilm Interview 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC motion.kodak.com [Source type: General]
    • A Conversation with Christopher Nolan | Digital Cinema Report - News. Perspective. Analysis. 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.digitalcinemareport.com [Source type: General]

    ^ But at this point I don’t want to get too used to the idea, as this is simply something being thrown at by an actor at a panel, and by no means a definitive statement.
    • Christopher Nolan | The Film Stage 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC thefilmstage.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .I think that's something people can relate to, and those genres are most successful when they derive the material from genuine fears that people have."
  • "The term 'genre' eventually becomes pejorative because you're referring to something that's so codified and ritualised that it ceases to have the power and meaning it had when it first started.^ First of all, because it means something different to everybody.
    • Posts tagged Christopher nolan at Cinematical 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.cinematical.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ So if you think of it in time terms, you're jumping around the whole time.
    • "Following" Britain's Neo-Noirist, Christopher Nolan - indieWIRE 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.indiewire.com [Source type: General]

    ^ "Why do you think you're all that?
    • Christopher Nolan's INCEPTION gets a poster! -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 10 February 2010 13:25 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    What I'm trying to do is to create modern equivalents that speak to me of those tropes that have more of the original power."

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Christopher Nolan
File:Chris
Born Christopher Jonathan James Nolan
July 30, 1970 (1970-07-30) (age 40)
London, England
Nationality English
Occupation Film director, producer & screenwriter
Spouse Emma Thomas (1997-)
Awards '[Saturn Award for Best Writing]]
2005
Batman Begins
BSFC Award for Best Screenplay
2000
Memento
Critics Choice Award for Best Screenplay
2001
Memento
CFCA Award for Best Director

2001 Memento
Empire Award for Best Director
2006 The Prestige
FFCC Award for Best Screenplay
2001 Memento
Independent Spirit Award for Best Director
2001 Memento
Independent Spirit Award for Best Screenplay
2001 Memento
LAFCA Award for Best Screenplay
2000 Memento
OFCS Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
2001 Memento

Christopher Jonathan James Nolan (born July 30, 1970) is a film director, writer and producer. He often collaborates with his brother, author Jonathan Nolan. Nolan is best known for directing the psychological thriller Memento, and for reviving the Batman film franchise as the director of Batman Begins (2005) and The Dark Knight (2008). He is also the founder of the production company, Syncopy Films.

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= The Dark Knight

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In the months following The Prestige' (One of Nolan's other films) release, Nolan made many comments suggesting that he would return to direct the sequel to Batman Begins.[1] In late July 2006, the sequel was officially confirmed as The Dark Knight with Nolan at the helm and Heath Ledger joining the cast as The Joker, Batman's arch-nemesis.[2] Nolan and his brother Jonathan wrote a script, based on a treatment written by himself and David S. Goyer. The film began production in early 2007 and was released on July 18 2008 in the United States, to overwhelming critical acclaim. It has also made a lot of money, setting the record for the highest-grossing weekend opening in the U.S. with over $158 million.[3]

Casting

Nolan has frequently cast the following;

Actor Following
(1998)
Memento
(2000)
Insomnia
(2002)
Batman Begins
(2005)
The Prestige
(2006)
The Dark Knight
(2008)
Christian Bale NNN
Michael Caine NNN
Mark Boone Junior N N
Nicky Katt N N
Cillian Murphy N N
Jeremy Theobold N N N
Lucy Russell N N N
Larry Holden N N N
Russ Fega N N
Morgan Freeman N N
Jonathan Nolan N N N

Director filmography

Major motion pictures

  • Following (1998) (also writer/producer)
  • Memento (2000) (also writer)
  • Insomnia (2002)
  • Batman Begins (2005) (also writer)
  • The Prestige (2006) (also co-writer/producer)
  • The Dark Knight (2008) (also co-writer/producer)

Short films

  • Tarantella (1989) (Also writer/producer)
  • Larceny (1996) (Also writer/producer)
  • Doodlebug (1997) (Also writer/producer)

References

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