“… If you picture the story as a maze, you don’t want to be hanging above the maze, watching the characters make the wrong choices because it’s frustrating. You actually want to be in the maze with them, making the turns at their side, that keeps it more exciting … I quite like to be in that maze.” – Christopher Nolan
Christopher Nolan is a British-American award-winning filmmaker who participated in creating some of the most successful films in the past 20 years. With a huge commitment and undeniable talent, Nolan quickly became one of the most recognizable directors in Hollywood.
After his feature debut named Following (1998), Nolan gained international recognition with his second film, Memento (2000). His further critical and commercial success continues with Insomnia (2002), Batman Begins (2005), The Prestige (2006), The Dark Knight (2008), Inception (2010), and The Dark Knight Rises (2012), Interstellar (2014), and Dunkirk(2017).
His latest feature film, Tenet, was released in 2020.
Memory can change the shape of a room, it can change the color of a car. And memories can be distorted. They’re just an interpretation, they’re not a record, and they’re irrelevant if you have the facts.Leonard Shelby
A good cop can’t sleep because he’s missing a piece of the puzzle. And a bad cop can’t sleep because his conscience won’t let him.Ellie Burr
If you make yourself more than just a man, if you devote yourself to an ideal, and if they can’t stop you, then you become something else entirely.Henri Ducard
People need dramatic examples to shake them out of apathy and I can’t do that as Bruce Wayne. As a man, I’m flesh and blood, I can be ignored, I can be destroyed, but as a symbol… as a symbol I can be incorruptible, I can be everlasting.Bruce Wayne
The audience knows the truth, the world is simple. It’s miserable, solid all the way through. But if you could fool them, even for a second, then you could make them wonder. And then you got to see something very special.Robert Angier
Now you’re looking for the secret. But you won’t find it, because, of course, you’re not really looking. You don’t really want to work it out. You want to be fooled.Cutter
You’re familiar with the phrase “Man’s reach exceeds his grasp”? It’s a lie. Man’s grasp exceeds his nerve.Nikola Tesla
Sometimes the truth isn’t good enough. Sometimes people deserve more. Sometimes people deserve to have their faith rewarded.Batman
An idea is like a virus. Resilient. Highly contagious. And even the smallest seed of an idea can grow. It can grow to define or destroy you.Cobb
Dreams feel real while we’re in them. It’s only when we wake up that we realize something was actually strange. Cobb
You think darkness is your ally? But you merely adopted the dark. I was born in it. Molded by it.Bane
A hero can be anyone. Even a man doing something as simple and reassuring as putting a coat around a young boy’s shoulders to let him know that the world hadn’t ended.Batman
Murphy’s law doesn’t mean that something bad will happen. What it means is whatever can happen, will happen.Cooper
We used to look up in the sky and wonder at our place in the stars. Now we just look down and worry about our place in the dirt.Cooper
Love is the one thing we’re capable of perceiving that transcends dimensions of time and space.Dr. Amelia Brand
Don’t trust the right thing done for the wrong reason. The why of the thing, that’s the foundation.Donald
Do not go gentle into that good night; Old age should burn and rave at close of day. Rage, rage against the dying of the light.Dr. John Brand ('Do not go gentle into that good night' by Dylan Thomas)
I’m not the man they send to negotiate. Or the man they send to make deals. But I’m the man people talk to.The Protagonist
We’re the people saving the world from what might have been. The world will never know what could happen. And even if they did, they wouldn’t care. Because no one cares about the bomb that didn’t go off. Only the one that did.Neil
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