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The Dark Knight Rises = Inception

The Dark Knight Rises Inception

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Ok, I'm frightened by the number of same actors..

Does Christopher Nolan only know how to tell one story?

or he just likes working with some good folks...lots of directors do this

Yes, but six major characters in both movies?!

It's called Gettin' the Band Back Together!

+10 points for a well placed Blues Brothers reference, Gordon!

Michael Caine is Alfred not Arthur...

At any rate, like a good CEO, he recruits the best actors in the world to work with him. What other superhero film has 5 Oscar winners acting and Oscar winners also working on cinematography, score, sound editing etc?

That being said, his work is one big story and I'm ok with that.

Good eye on Alfred. 9gaggers lack attention to detail because they lak attention.

Wait, Nolan's work is one big story? How?

I dont normally follow 9gag. The site seems...interesting. A visual reddit, I guess? An AMA in photo-captions could be interesting. The McDonalds employee AMA would be fun to watch.

// side note, I can't copy paste text from my iPad.

9gag essentially rips off the best fom Reddit's r/funny and puts it in a blog format.

I expect them to go Pinteresty or Imgury in formatting in the future but right now their business model is page views.

Will look into copy/paste.

Thanks for the links to those other convos. Youve thought a lot about this!

Yes. When I watched the prestige for the first time, I was simply stunned. I walked away from the movie and for an hour literally just sat there thinking and re-thinking the movie. That's when I fell in love with the work of Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas (his wife, who is the producer on all of his movies except The Following, I believe) and his brother Jonathan Nolan. Also Wally Pfister and others who have worked with him on several movies. Why does he attract the top talent? Why do they stay with him? How does the relationship work with his wife and his younger brother? How'd they find David Goyer? I think he's built a phenomenal team, has put in 10,000 hours of deliberate practice, and he has the ability to say no.

No to more batman films.

No to stereoscopic imaging (aka "3D").

No to revealing his secrets.

Christian Bale and Michael Caine were in that movie (and obviously, subsequently Batman as well -- with Caine making a brief appearance in Inception).

Nolan, in my opinion, is one of the best storytellers of our era. I'll happily watch and re-watch his movies -- especially in Theaters -- as a way to support his work, and hopefully contribute a small part to him making more great stories.

He's also one of the few Directors who has made a movie significantly better than the book it was based on, e.g. the prestige.

Robert Angier: You never understood, why we did this. 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 can make them wonder, and then you... then you got to see something really special... you really don't know?... it was... it was the look on their faces...

David Fincher and Fight Club also come to mind for that group...

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