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Old 28. Nov 2011, 02:54 PM   #11 (permalink)
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What do you guys have to say about Christopher Nolan and his movies (Inception, Dark Knight, Memento, The Prestige....)? He's my favourite director and a genius.
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What do you guys have to say about Christopher Nolan and his movies (Inception, Dark Knight, Memento, The Prestige....)? He's my favourite director and a genius.
The Dark Knight disappointed me a little, maybe due to the hype surrounding Heath Ledger although there's no denying the quality of his performance. He was the best thing about it though IMO.

I enjoyed Memento, a clever movie which is definately worth a look.
(Haven't seen the others you mention yet).

Insomnia is another one of his which is a decent watch.
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I go for Epic movies like "Ben Hur", "Gladiator", "How the West Was Won", "Saving Private Ryan", "The Great Escape", "Around the World in 80 Days".

Epics, Spectaculars, Really good musicals. Classics and Modern Classics.
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What do you guys have to say about Christopher Nolan and his movies (Inception, Dark Knight, Memento, The Prestige....)? He's my favourite director and a genius.
I can't quite grasp sometimes if a film is clever because it is, or just because it tries to be. Maybe it's just me, but despite the rave ratings I thought inception was utter garbage
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Old 28. Nov 2011, 04:21 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Ben Hur was epic, but didn't quite match upto the quality of the book
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I can't quite grasp sometimes if a film is clever because it is, or just because it tries to be. Maybe it's just me, but despite the rave ratings I thought inception was utter garbage
True probably, because of your old age...hehe...... Inception is a intricately complicated yet beautifully story driven and one of those movies that kept me to the edge of my seat. Fully worth the money that I've spent from my wallet. I love how movies end in a what would have happened next situation and I hate seeing THE END title. Best of all, Nolan took a movie that would have been difficult for most directors to even imagine or probably even if they could do it, it would have ended like "What the xxxxx did I just watch?" Nolan knew what he was actually doing and wrote an 80 page treatment on dream-stealers before directing the movie and dream researchers say he got most of the aspects right though not perfectly accurate 100% but if it was, it wouldn't have been a remarkable thriller anyway.

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In Inception, Nolan wanted to explore "the idea of people sharing a dream space...That gives you the ability to access somebody's unconscious mind. What would that be used and abused for?"[13] The majority of the film's plot takes place in these interconnected dream worlds. This structure creates a framework where actions in the real or dream worlds ripple across others. The dream is always in a state of production, and shifts across the levels as the characters navigate it.[56] By contrast, the world of The Matrix (1999) is an authoritarian, computer-controlled one, alluding to theories of social control developed by Michel Foucault and Jean Baudrillard. Nolan's world has more in common with the works of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari.
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I can't quite grasp sometimes if a film is clever because it is, or just because it tries to be. Maybe it's just me, but despite the rave ratings I thought inception was utter garbage
I did not even know who was that guy. (Christopher Nolan)
I fall asleep 25 minutes before inception ends
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Haha...even some of my friends who couldn't grasp the story or concept
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Haha...even some of my friends who couldn't grasp the story or concept
hat night I was so tired and because I knew how the movie ends (always happens; in some point remembers me Déjà vu) so I just ZzZz. Maybe I'll watch it again.
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Haha...even some of my friends who couldn't grasp the story or concept
Twelve Monkeys by Terry Gilliam is one of my favourites and it's a good one for confusing people. My sister watched it several times and still hasn't come to grips with it.

@George J, Yes, I really enjoy Christopher Nolan movies although the big twist is often telegraphed in advance.

@Sope, Insomnia is great. Although it is not as clever as Inception, it had my full attention.

Inception was so good I found myself observing the technical prowess rather than absorbing the good story line. I had a similar issue with Avatar though that story was pretty bad.

Speaking of Twelve Monkeys, it reminded me of Brad Pitt's best role as the gym employee in Burn After Reading by the Coen brothers. He has the biggest exit in any movie I've ever seen - my family loved it and we still talk about it.
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