Christopher Nolan Keeps Bending Moviegoers' Minds

USA Today:
Christopher Nolan's Inception won four Academy Awards Sunday, a very different Oscar night than the director had 10 years ago, before all the dream-entering, time-bending flights of fancy and spins through Gotham City with the Caped Crusader.

In 2001, when Gladiator was slashing its way to a best-picture win, Nolan's noir thriller Memento had just opened in the USA, featuring a man (Guy Pearce) with a form of amnesia that renders him incapable of storing new memories and a pair of narratives, one of them told in reverse. And now, Nolan is celebrating the release of a 10th anniversary Blu-ray for that breakthrough film.

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JL3452d ago

Seriously. The man is a genius. I think he's one of (if not THE) biggest shining beacons of hope in Hollywood these days. He's quite possibly my favorite director around today (at least real close to the top--hell I think he does top it). And also one of my favorites of all time. He'll definitely go down as one of the greats.

Memento stills stands as one of my favorite movies of all time. I'd say it easily breaks my top 10. Up there with things like Pulp Fiction and 12 Angry Men and so on.

Crazay3452d ago

I still haven't seen Memento but I would agree that Nolan is right up there with the greatest story tellers in Hollywood. He's not quite up to Spielberg, Copolla, Lucas and Burton but with more time, he probably will catch up and even surpass in some cases.

JL3452d ago (Edited 3452d ago )

Burton? Tim Burton? Sorry, Nolan beats him by a mile I think. And Coppola? Beyond The Godfather movies and Apocalypse Now, I haven't particularly cared for anything else I've seen of his. Spielberg and Lucas I'll definitely give you though. And I'd put Hitchcock above them all.

And seriously? You haven't seen Memento? Then you need to abandon all plans. The very next movie you need to watch is Memento. Seriously.

Crazay3452d ago

Come on man - Burton has told some incredible stories. Edward Scissor Hands, Nightmare Before Christmas, the Original Batman, Alice in Wonderland, BeetleJuice, Mars Attacks!.

Copolla has Dracula, The Godfather Series(Still need to watch these), RumbleFish , the Outsiders.

I'd have to give you Hitchcock because he was something of a trailblazer.

And seriously, I've never seen Memento. Perhaps I'll grab that should I be lucky enough to win another DVD this month.

JL3451d ago

I did forget about The Outsiders, so I'll give him that one. Rumble Fish I didn't care for though and Dracula wasn't anything special.

As for Burton, I'm not saying I don't like him, but I definitely wouldn't put him above Nolan. I hated Mars Attacks though. But, again, I'm not saying he's bad, I enjoy his work. At the end of the day though, I don't think he at all tops Nolan.

Damn right you have to give me Hitchcock :D. The man was brilliant and one of the greatest directors of all-time. He's definitely one of my Top 5 favorites.

And no. Don't wait. Go find a way to watch Memento now! :P

Crazay3451d ago

Well - I'd watch it on Netflix but I can't tell right now if that movie is available here in Canada cause the Netflix site is DOWN!!!

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