Too Much Culture

A Quick Filmography of Christopher Nolan

Posted in Uncategorized by tneenan on 07/17/2010

With Inception topping the Box Office with its mind-bending heistery, Too Much Culture takes a look back at his career in movies.

Memento (2000)

Memento is probably best known for its impressive structure, as the whole story is told backwards. The movie kicked off Nolan’s career and influenced a generation film students, Film lecturer Herbert Singh explains. “Oh Jees yeah, after that film was made every goddam film I watched was backwards, or sideways or f***ing upside down. Kids, a crumby movie backwards is still a crumby movie.”

Insomnia (2002)

Nolan’s first dabble into comedy isn’t a complete success. The film sees Robin William’s trying to cure Paccino’s insomnia with the power of laughter. However, the ever tricksy Nolan delivers a brilliantly impactful final scene where Pacinno discovers he can only sleep if Williams does his impressions of a gay hair-dresser and a stoned Elmer Fudd.

Batman Begins (2005)

A retelling of the origin of Batman, where Batman’s parents are murdered in an alley outside the Gotham Opera House. Batman then goes on a quest for revenge to track down the Gotham Town planner that put an fancy opera house in the roughest part of town.

The Prestige (2006)

Mitchell and Webb vehicle Magicians gets a big screen revamp in the Prestige. In exchange Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale appeared in an entire series of Peep Show until Bale exploded at Olivia Coleman on set for “pulling her usual Bev and Kev bullsh*t.” Bale now presents a Radio 4 panel show about bad dinner parties.

The Dark Knight (2008)

Nolan teased a show stopping performance from Heathe Ledger as the Joker. Watching it back now its almost impossible to believe Ledger made it just months before his tragic involvement with “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.”

Inception (2010)

A heist film set in dreams, Leonardo Dicaprio plays a dream fraudster who gets rich from people doing exams they are unprepared for in their underwear and floating around their old primary school. Working Title, Nightmare on Elm Street: Freddie Gets Ponderous and Worthy.


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