Following: Christopher Nolan Breaks Down his Debut Film Process

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Here is a treat for Christopher Nolan fans – a 26 minute interview with Vice for The Criterion Collection, where Nolan discusses how he made his 16mm debut Following, in his spare time, over the course of a year. Bear in mind Nolan never went to film school, instead absorbing everything he knew from the Film Society he joined at University College, London

Nolan focuses here on an unemployed writer, whose habit of following strangers for inspiration eventually leads him into some confusing and dangerous territory, when a burglar named Cobb (foreshadowing!) catches him out and lures him into accompanying him in various burglaries.  The critical reaction to Following at the 1998 San Francisco film led to Indy production company Newmarket films backing his next, bigger feature. The non-linear narrative of Following was expanded dramatically in Memento (2000), the rest is history. Nolan now leads, other filmmakers follow.

Originally posted 2014-08-24 16:27:58. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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