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Director Christopher Nolan Discusses Making His First Film, Following

Last night, director Christopher Nolan visited the IFC Center in New York City to screen his own restored print of his first film, Following. After showing the film (as well as one of his early shorts, Doodlebug), Nolan and incoming Village Voice film critic Scott Foundas discussed the film’s restoration, the challenges behind making Following—and [...]

Hitchcock’s Dark Knight

What do you get when you mash up Batman and Hitchcock? This bit of brilliance, by YouTube user Plan9Pic, who wrote: I was experimenting with editing movie trailers when I discovered that the opening music from Alfred Hitchcock’s "Vertigo" happens [...]

Is Superman a Democrat? On Politics and Superheroes

Is Superman a Democrat? Is Batman a Republican? And more to the point, what’s up with spandex-clad superheroes dabbling in real-life politics? The short answer is it’s nothing new. Ever since Superman and his keister-kicking ilk hit newsstands in the late ‘30s and ‘40s, comic book plotlines have reflected the wars and political struggles going [...]

How the Rotating Corridor Scene of Inception Was Filmed

Remember the zero gravity fight / rotating corridor scene in the movie Inception? How did they film it? Director Christopher Nolan explains (hint: they actually built a real rotating set): … I spent just a couple of minutes on this set while it’s rotating and what it does to your brain is extremely difficult to [...]

Hand-Drawn Plot Diagram of “Inception”

I liked Inception, the Christopher Nolan movie about dreams-within-dreams. Not only was it a wild ride as an action movie, but it presented a little puzzle for viewers at the very end, in the final shot. Without spoiling anything, let’s just say that the end puzzle is solvable by viewing the movie in detail and [...]

Hand-drawn Timeline of Inception by Christopher Nolan

The nifty hand-drawn graph above is Christopher Nolan’s graph detailing the timeline of Inception. If you don’t understand it, you’re in good company – but that shouldn’t stop you from enjoying the movie. Link – via Boing Boing

Blue’s Clues

(YouTube link) A trailer for the movie Blue’s Clues, if it were directed by Christopher Nolan. It makes sense, as the first generation that grew up watching Steve and Blue solve puzzles in three clues are now watching crime dramas. -via The High Definite

Dark Knight Plot Hole Rap

(YouTube Link) As one of millions of people who like the new Batman franchise, and can’t wait for Christopher Nolan to make part III, I must admit this song makes some valid criticisms regarding The Dark Knight. (via io9).

Inception Movie Poster Looks Like Dark Knight Poster

Poster art property Warner Bros. The Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan’s next project, Inception, opens next June, and like his last summer blockbuster, he’s opted for a similar poster design. As The Playlist quips, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” The poster for a movie is an important extension of the film itself. Not only do [...]