Everyone’s aware of Christopher Nolan these days. He’s managed to become one of the most successful directors going. The remarkable thing is that he’s seemed to do this on his own terms. While capable of astounding visuals. The most striking thing about him is that he always keeps a focus on story. And is usually heavily involved in the writing of his movies. His stories always focus on leading characters who live in the grey areas. Nolan was well regarded from his first film, “Following” and increased his following every time out. His next feature “Memento” left many amazed at his story telling techniques.
With “Inception” he accomplished something astounding, developing a big budget blockbuster based on an original story, rather than a proven property (and having that film make a lot of money.) His Batman trilogy would indicate that he isn’t afraid to be mainstream either, but it’s obvious that even so he’ll tell the story his way, giving us a vision of Batman on a scope never seen before on film. Anti heroes have always been his fascination, perhaps because their struggle has the most story potential. They play out the dilemmas most of us face on an exaggerated scale. We don’t know that they’ll do the “right thing” and many times, they don’t even know what that is, as they are usually caught up in their own obsessions. Nolan seems obsessed with obsession, fortunately for us, as we can count on this giving us an engrossing story.