Christopher Nolan

Filmmaker.

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Visual Rhymes: The Cinematic Resonances of ‘Tenet’

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Because no one is a bigger film dork than filmmakers.

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‘Memento’ and the Unreliable Image

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In his second feature film, Christopher Nolan considers the lengths a director might go to manipulate their viewer.

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What ‘Tenet’ Can Teach Us About the Limits of Exposition

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For a director as dedicated to visuals as Christopher Nolan is, you’d think he’d be a little more into “show don’t tell.”

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How Christopher Nolan Uses Crosscutting to Build Momentum

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One of Christopher Nolan’s trademark techniques is the crosscut. Here’s a look at why, via ‘The Dark Knight,’ ‘Inception,’ and ‘Interstellar.’

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‘Inception’ and the Phenomenon of Subliminal Influence

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Here’s a video essay about why Christopher Nolan’s ‘Inception’ still has us dreaming big, ten years later.

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Shot by Shot with the ‘Tenet’ Trailer

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While John David Washington fights the future, Christopher Nolan fights for the theatrical experience.

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Christopher Nolan’s ‘Tenet’ Release Gamble

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He’s the hero the movie business deserves, but not the one it needs right now.

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The Ending of ‘Inception’ Explained

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If you’ve still got questions about that spinning top, here are the answers.

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Shot by Shot with the ‘Tenet’ Trailer

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Christopher Nolan’s propensity for confusing people is stronger than ever.