Christopher Nolan Movies fall under that kind of movies which somehow gain the attention of the movie enthusiasts. As one of them I’ve always looked forward to seeing a whole lot of movies and whilst watching them, I’ve always tried to notice all those details. The actors, those dialogues, music, the theme of the movie and quite mostly the way the movie’s executed and its plot, shot or you may call it the way it’s written and directed. This is what has inspired this topic, Top Christopher Nolan Movies.
There are numerous writer/directors who’ve set their mark on Hollywood movie industry. Those who never failed to set the movies on fire; keep all the spectators staring and their moods always ablaze. Still among the group of pioneers the one name that always strikes onto my mind when talking about excellence in direction is of the great Christopher Nolan, who happens to be a great writer as well.
One cannot simply ignore the fact that Christopher Nolan is one of the contenders for the best there is and he’s among those who are always kept on top of the list in league of the pioneers. There can only be an ignorable number of Movie Fans who won’t seek out for Christopher Nolan Upcoming Movies everyday. Looking back at the movies he’s given to the movie industry, he’s really proved that this modern movie era would still be vast incomplete, had he not been there to deliver all those excellent flicks we’ve encountered.So, recalling those all-time hits he’s given. Here are the top eight movies of Nolan according to my perception or point of view, if you may.
Doodlebug (1997) by Christopher Nolan is a short movie which can be categorized as a fantasy or rather a mystery movie. The story of this movie basically revolves around a man played by Jeremy Theobald. The plot isn’t that vague. The movie begins with a man inside his apartment trying to catch something unknown. It looks like he’s hunting a bug in the room or a rat. He struggles to find whatever he’s looking for and in the end when he finally manages to catch the thing looks quite similar to him, like his reflection or image but a in a miniature version. He then puts his search to an end by smashing the creature and a series of events follow leading to the end of this short flick.
To summarize the work of Nolan, I’d say it was pretty good for a starter, this was like more than a decade ago and he’d just started. Nolan was in fact a student and doodlebug was pretty kick-ass to be made and directed by a student. Certainly deserves high credits.
Following is a suspense drama, both written and directed by Christopher Nolan. Nolan made his feature directorial debut with this 16mm black-and-white British suspense drama, shot on weekends with a $6,000 budget. Quite spectacular one must say. The flow of the movie starts with and around one struggling or one might even say wannabe writer named Bill “The Young Man” portrayed in the movie. Jeremy Theobald yet again stars here after having done quite a fantastic job in Nolan’s Doodlebug. Bill has strange attachment and he follows random strangers and collect ideas or information from them. To avoid any trouble he never follows the same stranger more than once. But one day out of the blue he decides to follow a stranger more than one and upon noticing of being followed by Bill, the stranger named Cobb who later becomes acquaintances with Bill fascinates him and soon Bill gets involved in Cobbs’ daily activity. Cobb by the way happens to be an intelligent and confident burglar by profession. Bill gets excited and gets involved in minor to major robberies and stuffs with Cobb. One fine day while they were robbing someone, Bill gets fascinated with one woman and gradually both start seeing each other. Infuriated by the incident Cobb gets upset. What happens next? It’s for you to find out.
6. Batman Begins (2005):
Batman Begins, the title says it all. This marks start of an epic saga. Batman Begins is where it all began, the story of how the dark knight came into existence and became one lethal force in Gotham City. Starring Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne and The Batman the story begins with Bruce. He is in pain and his mind, disillusioned after his parents’murder. The millionaire heir with the pain of his loss, disheartened and a little furious travels Asia where he seeks counsel from a dangerous ninja cult. Known as Ra’s Al Ghul, the ninja master trains him in every possible way to give him the strength and ability which later transforms him into Batman. Upon his return to Gotham, Bruce sees that his city is now a crime capital. He learns that there are evil forces seeking to take his place as the owner of Wayne Industry. He then knows he must stand up to those evil and give them a food for thought before doing any crime. Wayne upon discovering a secret cave under Wayne Manor decides to make it his working place and thus the era of Batman Begins. Understanding and presenting the psychology of Batman could never have been better.
Nolan’s Insomnia starring Al Pacino is a crime drama that explores the life of detective Will Dormer (Al). Detective Dormer (Al Pacino) and his partner, Hap Eckhart (Martin Donovan), are LA cops on special assignment to investigate the brutal murder of a teen-age girl in tiny a tiny town in Alaska. Dormer, brought in for his expertise, meets eager young detective Ellie Burr (Hilary Swank) who did a case study on one of the crimes he solved when she was in school. But Dormer and Eckhart may have been sent to Alaska to keep them out of the way of an Internal Affairs investigation. They are investigators and subjects of investigation at the same time. Dormer struggles being in Alaska looks at a time of year when it is light all night long. Images of light and darkness haunt him as he tries to escape the light so he can get some sleep and as he is forced to confront a darkness within himself that draws him both to killers and their eradication. It turns out that he and the killer will have a connection that, like the midnight sun, will keep him awake. Overall, Insomnia is one of the best Al Pacino Movies, and Nolan’s finest.
Memento is Nolan’s one of the finest work. The movie Stars Guy Pearce as Leonard Shelby. One night Shelby wakes up to find his wife missing from their bed. He looks for her and sees a man assaulting her in the bathroom. He tries to interrupt the man but in the process he suffers a blow to his head which leads him to suffer from short term memory loss. Upon reviving again the last thing he can remember is his wife dying and he’s bent on revenge then. With short term memory loss it’s really hard for him to pursue what he’s looking for. In the process he relies on Polaroids, notes and tattoos to guide him through for he has no short term memory to guide him. The movie is depicted is such fine way that you’ll not find a boring moment in it. Memento is one of the examples of Nolan’s caliber but it certainly isn’t his limit.
Set in the 20th century London scenario THE PRESTIGE focuses on the competition between magicians Robert Angier (Hugh Jackman) and Alfred Borden (Christian Bale). Alfred is a cockney-accented blunt and focused only on his art, Robert is a lesser magician but a more prodigious, ambitious showman. Having initially worked together,they later on start a sort of competition among themselves in the pursuit of proving who the best is. They compete and fight for supremacy, they try to give their best and lure in more audience than each other. The magicians chase after control of their illusions, performances that fool audiences who want to be fooled. They believe that their competition depends on knowing each other’s secrets, on not being fooled. But they are ever fooled, as each believes he is the more original prestidigitator. It’s a story of battle between performers and their quest for victory and hunger to be called the supreme. Who’s the best among two? Well you judge yourself.
When Inception was nearing release, crowds could barely hold their patience, they were impatient to be astonished and amused. This is a typical reaction of every movie freak upon hearing the news of Nolan’s upcoming flick. He’s made such an impact. Inception stood up to its expectation and proved Nolan to be one the finest writer/director of all time as well as one of the best Leonardo Dicaprio movies. Inception is a story of dreams where Dom Cobb (LeonardoDiCaprio) is a skilled “extractor,” able to enter people’s dreams to find information. A businessman (Ken Watanabe) hires Cobb to plant an idea in the mind of a competitor, even though this may not be possible. Cobb assembles a team (which includes Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Ellen Page) and prepares for the complicated job, which will require creating three dreams-within-dreams. Unfortunately, the subject (Cillian Murphy) has been trained for such invasions, and the job will be far more dangerous than planned — and then there’s the fact that Cobb’s dead wife (Marion Cotillard) keeps unexpectedly turning up inside the dreams and wreaking havoc of her own. But if the team fails, they could end up trapped in a subconscious limbo forever.
The movie, what I consider to be Nolan’s masterpiece and one of the most exciting sequels to a superhero move. The Dark Knight is the story continued from the earlier Batman Begins. Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) continues his adventure as millionaire heir and The Batman. He’s fighting crime at night as posing as millionaire playboy in public during day. Batman now has allies including up and coming district attorney Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart). Harvey has his own crusade to stop Gotham’s crime and is nearly as effective as batman’s own methods. But however the only difference is Harvey’s methods are well implemented within the letter of law. Wayne is ready to help Harvey in his mission of extracting the crime from city so he can get free of batman’s shadowy efforts. However, there’s a new player in town. A wild, ruthless and Psycho-freak who goes by name The Joker (HeathLedger). The giddy and grim anarchist Joker tosses a very wild card into the game. It’s now The Dark Knight’s duty to stop him from destroying any of Gotham. The sequel to this blockbuster, The Dark Knight Rises, is also expected to be one of the greatest hits.
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