Christopher Nolan is known as one of the rare filmmakers who make experimental, intellectual and yet deeply heartfelt films that are commercially successful every time. He has achieved prominence with his low-budget crime thriller, Following(1998) and has never looked back ever since. One key aspect of Nolan’s films are how he treats the time. So without further adieu, lets take a look at five of his masterpieces.
Memento was the film that helped Nolan become one of the most original filmmakers in Hollywood. This film recieved critical acclaim upon release and the viewers praised the filmmker’s handling of the non-linear narrative sturcture, the examination of memory and the relationship with emotions. Guy Pearce stars as Leonard Shelby, a guy who’s suffering from anterograde amnesia and is searching for his wife’s killer.
The Prestige is a psychological thriller with a science-fiction twist. The story is about a deadly rivalry between two magicians from completely different social backgrounds, played by Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale. Their constant one-upmanship costs them their close friends and beloveds lives.
The Dark Knight(2008)
The Dark Knight is a sequel to Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins(2005) and the second part of the Dark Knight Triology, its considered as one of the best comic book films ever made. Batman’s (Christian Bale) arch-nemesis, the Joker, played by the late Heath Ledger, attempts to destroy Bruce Wayne’s life and work through well-orchestrated crimes and psychological manipulation. Ledger won a Posthumous Oscar for his performance.
In Inception Nolan Gave a wholly novel twist to the heist movie genre in this sci-fi thriller. Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio), has to extract information from a corporate target named Robert Fischer (Cillian Murphy) by psychologically manipulating him through his dreams within dreams. The film won 4 Oscars.
Interstellar is a sci-fi space epic about a farmer named Cooper (Matthew McConoaughey) who leads a team beyond our Galaxy to look for new habitable planets as Earth is dying. Physicist Kip Thorne had helped visualise the wormholes and black holes in the film.
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