Christopher Nolan Gabriela Duarte Background information: Was born on July 30,1970 in London, England, UK. His full birth name is Christopher Jonathan James Nolan. Nick name is Chris. His spouse name is Emma Thomas and was born in 1997present. Also has four kids. Started making films at age 7 using his fathers 8mm camera and male action figures. In London he studied English Literature at the University College London and also made 16mm films in the college film college. He made a short film named ‘larceny’ and it was shown in the Cambridge Film Festival in 1996. He also made 16mm shots that were three minutes surreal film that was called ‘doodlebug’ Trivia: The way he gained money was in 1999 he entered Hong Kong Film Festival and showed “Following” and asked the audience to donate money for his next film “Memento”(2000). He’s the older brother of Jonathan Nolan. He’s the nephew of John Nolan and Kim Hartman. Is colorblind to red and green. Is a big fan to James Bond and his favorite James bond movie is “ On Her Majesty’s Service” which came out in 1969. His is a big fan or the band named Radiohead Is of Irish decent. Beginning of career: In UCL he learned the guerrilla techniques that he used later on in his first feature “Following” which came out in 1998. In the making of “Following” he was in the budget of around 6,000 dollars. The movie was recognized at international film festivals and was given an theatrical release; this gave Nolan credibility and financing for his next film(Memento). He became known for his cerebral and often non-linear storytelling. Style: He usually starts the film with a flashback or a scene that appears at the end of the movie. When a dialogue scene is shot the actors are frames in wide close up with shallow depth of the field to bur out the background. The films conclude with two characters discussing the events and the results which have stemmed from said events. Usually involved a character seeking vengeance over the death of a loved one. Characters usually are given physical or psychological handicap. Sci-fi thriller Frequent Actors: Michael Caine Christian Bale Gary Oldman http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WhKt_CkXD0 Must See Film #1 Doodlebug(1997) Staring Jeremy Theobald In a ratty flat, a man is on his hands and knees, holding a shoe by its toe, trying to kill a bug of some sort that so far has managed to evade him. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5q8bBAKNSA8 Must See Film #2 Following (1998) Starring: Jeremy Theobald, Alex Haw, John Nolan A young writer who follows strangers for material meets a thief who takes him under his wing. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKkGch0shuQ Must See Film #3 Memento(2000) Starring: Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano, Mark Boone Junior A man, suffering from short-term memory loss, uses notes and tattoos to hunt for the man he thinks killed his wife http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pO2zTxWayE0 Must See Film #4 Insomnia(2002) Starring: Al Pacino,Robon Williams, Hilary Swank, Oliver ‘Ole’ Zemen Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn't set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmyiVXIATAg Must See Film #5 Batman Begins(2005) Starring: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Ken Watanabe, Liam Neeson. After training with his mentor, Batman begins his war on crime to free the crime-ridden Gotham City from corruption that the Scarecrow and the League of Shadows have cast upon it. Awards and Nominations: Nominated for Directors Guild of America(DGA) Award Nominated for Writers Guild of America(WGA) Nominated for Producers Guild of America(PGA) Inception received four Academy Awards and eight nominations that includes Best Picture and Screenplay Quotes: “I think there's a vague sense out there that movies are becoming more and more unreal. I know I've felt it.” “As soon as television became the only secondary way in which films were watched, films had to adhere to a pretty linear system, whereby you can drift off for ten minutes and go and answer the phone and not really lose your place.” I think I'm not so much a fan of science fiction as I am a fan of cinema that creates worlds, that creates an entire alternate universe that you could escape into for a couple of hours.