Christopher Nolan: A Critical Study of the Films

Christopher Nolan: A Critical Study of the Films

by Darren Mooney


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Christopher Nolan is one of the defining directors of the 21st century. Few of his contemporaries can compete in terms of critical and commercial success, let alone cultural impact. His films have a rare ability to transcend audience expectations, appealing to both casual moviegoers and dyed-in-the-wool cineastes.
Nolan’s work ranges from gritty crime thrillers (Memento, Insomnia) to spectacular blockbusters (the Dark Knight trilogy, Inception). They have taken audiences from the depths of space (Interstellar) to the harsh realities of war (Dunkirk). And they have pushed the boundaries of the possible in modern movie making. This critical history covers his complete filmography, tracing his career from film student to indie darling to Oscar-nominated auteur.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781476674803
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 11/04/2018
Pages: 218
Sales rank: 892,530
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Darren Mooney is a pop culture critic in Dublin, Ireland. He runs his own website (the m0vie blog), co-hosts a weekly film podcast (The 250), and contributes regularly to the Irish film monthly magazine CinÉireann.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface  1

1 • Following  3

2 • Memento  13

3 • Insomnia  27

4 • Batman Begins  36

5 • The Prestige  51

6 • The Dark Knight  67

7 • Inception  85

8 • The Dark Knight Rises  99

9 • Interstellar  117

10 • Dunkirk  131

Appendix: Interview with Jeremy Theobald  147

Chapter Notes  155

Bibliography  209

Index  211

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