Like many people across the world, I plan on spending at least three hours marveling over Christopher Nolan’s Batman conclusion this weekend. My excitement for The Dark Knight Rises is dangerously high; I simply cannot wait to be in its presence. And believe me, this is coming from a guy who doesn’t get excited for blockbusters. Ever. Point in fact, that last two big Hollywood movies I was seriously jazzed about were the last two films Nolan released.
Which is why I feel it’s appropriate to dedicate this blog to the charming, talented, gracious Christopher Nolan for this entire week. Here is what you can expect from The Week of Nolan on And So it Begins.
Monday July 16
Brief reviews of the seven wonderful feature films Nolan has made.
Tuesday July 17
Hint: it won’t be any scene you think it will be. Maybe.
Wednesday July 18
This character actor stole every scene of a Nolan film. I’ve be meaning to highlight him for a while, and now couldn’t be a more suitable time.
Thursday July 19
A week ago, I thought most everyone loved The Prestige as much as I do. Oops. With the help of a few fellow film bloggers, we’ll dissect why some hate it and others love it.
Friday July 20
A beautiful, desperate scene that perfectly encapsulates the last truly great performance we’ve had from Al Pacino.
Saturday July 21
Review of The Dark Knight Rises
Sunday July 22
Why You Need to Follow Following
A review of Nolan’s first film, and why it is essential viewing for Nolan admirers.
My Directors profile on Nolan will be posted in a few hours. But until then, I leave you with the only Dark Knight Rises trailer I’ve (purposely) seen. It gets my blood pumping everytime. “There’s a storm coming, Mr. Wayne.” That’s goddamn right.