A heist which takes place within a dream. A feud which takes place between two magicians. A three-movie saga which tracks the trials and travails of a certain bat-obsessed superhero.
For two decades, writer and director Christopher Nolan has enchanted audiences with imaginative, hugely ambitious films like Interstellar, The Prestige, and The Dark Knight Trilogy. During that period, Nolan has emerged as a standard-bearer for the power of cinema—shooting his movies on film, experimenting with the IMAX format, and attempting to help struggling theaters this September by insisting his latest production, Tenet, premiere on big screens around the globe.
Author Tom Shone first interviewed Nolan before the release of his breakthrough movie, 2001’s time-warping thriller Memento. Now, the writer follows books on the history of the Hollywood blockbuster and the movies of Martin Scorsese with a fascinating look at the work of the Dunkirk filmmaker titled The Nolan Variations: The Movies, Mysteries, and Marvels of Christopher Nolan.
Join Entertainment Weekly senior writer Clark Collis as he moderates a discussion between Nolan and Shone and examines what it takes to direct distinctive, original films in modern Hollywood and what it takes to dive deep into the career of the man who makes them.
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