Christopher Nolan has always been a little old fashioned in the best ways: he only shoots on film and he favors practical effects and real sets whenever possible. This means his films have a tangible quality to them – everything on screen looks like it belongs, with digital trickery working hand-in-hand with the real-life elements to create cinematic illusions that simply wouldn’t feel the same if they were entirely cooked up in a computer. Nolan knows that the true joy of spectacle stems from convincing an audience that what they are seeing is real, which means that he tries to keep everything on screen as physical as possible.
In what may be the most Christopher Nolan-y Christopher Nolan movie news story of all time, it is being reported that Warner Bros. has spent $5 million on a vintage World War II plane for his new film Dunkirk. And Nolan plans to crash it. Because that’s how he rolls.
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Christopher Nolan has officially begun production on his World War II drama Dunkirk, on location in the title historical town in France. Warner Bros. just announced the commencement of principal photography on the film that features an impressive cast that includes Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh, Cilian Murphy, Fionn Whitehead, Aneurin Barnard, James D’Arcy, Jack Lowden, Barry Keoghan, Tom Glynn-Carney and even former One Direction member Harry Styles making his acting debut.
In the press release, the studio reveals the first official, brief synopsis of the film. And while they didn’t include a first look photo from the set, thanks to a photographer who has been posted shots on Twitter, we can get a first look at Christopher Nolan on the set. See the Dunkirk set photos after the jump. Read More »
I think we all like reading and watching interviews with legendary filmmakers discussing how they brought some of the most iconic movies to the big screen. But for me, I love to hear the rarer occasions when a legendary filmmaker will just sit down and talk movies like the rest of us. At the Cannes Film Festival premiere of his new film The BFG (read the early buzz here), Steven Spielberg was asked what his favorite comic book blockbusters are, and his answer may surprise you. Find out what Steven Spielberg’s favorite superhero movies are, after the jump.
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Posted on Wednesday, April 6th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
Dunkirk may feature a crew of newcomers at the center of its cast, but director Christopher Nolan is filling in the margins with as many impressive actors as he can. The latest actor to join this World War II drama is Cillian Murphy, the Irish actor who already who already has a long history with Nolan, having appeared in Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, and Inception. At this rate, Dunkirk is rapidly shaping up to be a regular Christopher Nolan film-set-family reunion.
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UPDATE: Now directors M. Night Shyamalan and Brett Ratner have come out against The Screening Room as well. You can read what they had to say on the matter after the jump. Our original story from March 17th, 2016 follows.
Just last week, we asked whether or not you would be interested in paying $50 to watch major big screen releases from the comfort of your home at the same time they’re released in theaters, because that’s what The Screening Room initiative wants to make possible. The new effort from Napster and Facebook’s Sean Parker has been rather divisive since it was revealed, and now it looks like the service might be creating a sort of filmmaker civil war as some of Hollywood’s most respected directors take a stance.
While filmmakers like Steven Spielberg and J.J. Abrams have spoken out in support of The Screening Room, other directors like Christopher Nolan and James Cameron are on the opposing side. Whose side are you on? Read More »
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The pop sensation One Direction is currently on hiatus, allowing each of the British boy band’s members to pursue their own solo careers. And it sounds like Harry Styles may be taking his career in a completely different direction with his free time.
A new report indicates that Styles has an offer for a role in Dunkirk, the World War II drama that will be directed by Christopher Nolan and already has an impressive cast that includes recent Oscar winner Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh and Tom Hardy. Read More »
Based on the trailers, the tone of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice couldn’t be further removed from Christopher Nolan‘s The Dark Knight trilogy, because there is no way Doomsday or Wonder Woman would’ve felt right in Nolan’s reality. Director Zack Snyder is taking Batman in a new direction, which is why having actor Christian Bale in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice probably wouldn’t have been such a hot idea.
Snyder knew he couldn’t have Bale play the character again, but he would’ve loved to have had the actor play another role in his upcoming superhero epic.
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Posted on Thursday, March 10th, 2016 by Angie Han
Christopher Nolan has worked with some of the biggest and brightest movie stars around, from Leonardo DiCaprio to Christian Bale to Matthew McConaughey, and he’s already got a seriously amazing cast assembled for his next film Dunkirk including Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh, and Mark Rylance. But the trio are just playing supporting characters. As we reported last year, Nolan was determined to find unknown actors to play the leads, and now he’s found one in British newcomer Fionn Whitehead. Read More »
In 1993, at only 19 years old, an aspiring comic book artist named Gabriel Hardman got what appeared to be a big break: the chance to pencil Marvel’s War Machine. But not long after completing the assignment, Hardman chose to ditch comics, move to Hollywood and try to make it as a storyboard artist.
By any measure of success, there’s no doubt that Hardman “made it.” Over the next two decades, he worked on a variety of beloved and/or critically acclaimed projects; ranging from Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) to Interstellar (2014). But at the same time, while on that upward trajectory, he storyboarded a handful famous flops. Including three films which have been the focus of How Did This Get Made? episodes: Wild Wild West, Spider-Man 3 and Green Lantern.
Interestingly enough, it took a frustrating experience on one of those three films to lead Hardman back to the career he had previously left. And, since then, he has regularly toggled between working in comics (such as Invisible Republic and Heathentown) and working on films (such as Inception and The Dark Knight Rises). To learn more about this unexpected journey, we spoke with Gabriel Hardman about some of the ups and downs in his career.
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