Christopher Nolan Quotes

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Christopher Nolan Quotes

I realized that if youre trying to reach an audience, being as subjective as possible and really trying to write from something genuine is the way to go. Really its mostly from my own process, my own experience.
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You musn't be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling.

— Christopher Nolan

The thing you fail to grasp is that people are not basically good. We are basically selfish. We shove and clamour and cry for adoration, and beat down everyone else to get it. Life is a competition of prattling peacocks enraptured in inane mating rituals. But for all our effacing and self-importance, we are all slaves to what we fear most. You have so very much to learn. Here. Let me teach you.

— Christopher Nolan

I've been interested in dreams since I as a kid and I've wanted to do a film about them for a long time.

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For the last 10 years, I've felt increasing pressure to stop shooting film and start shooting video, but I've never understood why. It's cheaper to work on film, it's far better looking, it's the technology that's been known and understood for a hundred years, and it's extremely reliable.

— Christopher Nolan

Revenge is a particularly interesting concept, especially the notion of whether or not it exists outside of just an abstract idea.

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Yeah, it's odd when you look back at your own work. Some filmmakers don't look back at their work at all. I look at my work a lot, actually. I feel like I learned something while looking at stuff I've done in terms of what I'm going to do in the future, mistakes I've made and things at work or what have you.

— Christopher Nolan

The term 'genre' eventually becomes pejorative because you're referring to something that's so codified and ritualised that it ceases to have the power and meaning it had when it first started.

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We shouldn't be chasing other movies, but stay true to the tone of Man of Steel.

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I will miss the Batman. I like to think that he'll miss me, but he's never been particularly sentimental.

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A camera is a camera, a shot is a shot, how you tell the story is the main thing.

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I've always believed that if you want to really try and make a great film, not a good film, but a great film, you have to take a lot of risks.

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The film that really struck me was Ridley Scott's Blade Runner. That was a film I watched many, many times and found endlessly fascinating in it's density. I think the density of that film is primarily visual density, atmospheric, sound density, moreso than narrative density.

— Christopher Nolan

Movie logistics never really allow you to do anything but shoot the way the budget dictates.

— Christopher Nolan

There's very few directors I think in this industry that would pitch to a studio that they wanted to do a multi-layered almost at times existential high action, high drama surreal film that's sort of locked in his mind. And then have an opportunity to do that.

— Christopher Nolan

It's not that often that you get to have a large commercial success and then have something that you want to do that you can excite people about.

— Christopher Nolan

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