The Cinema of Christopher Nolan: Imagining the Impossible

Jacqueline Furby (Editor), Stuart Joy (Editor)

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology

Abstract

Over the past fifteen years, writer, producer and director Christopher Nolan has emerged from the margins of independent British cinema to become one of the most commercially successful directors in Hollywood. From Following (1998) to Interstellar (2014), Christopher Nolan's films explore philosophical concerns by experimenting with nonlinear storytelling while also working within classical Hollywood narrative and genre frameworks. Contextualizing and closely reading each of his films, this collection examines the director's play with memory, time, trauma, masculinity, and identity, and considers the function of music and video games and the effect of IMAX on his work.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNew York and London
PublisherColumbia University
Number of pages288
ISBN (Electronic)0231173970
ISBN (Print)978-0231173971, 0231173970, 978-0231173964
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jul 2015

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Furby, J., & Joy, S. (Eds.) (2015). The Cinema of Christopher Nolan: Imagining the Impossible. New York and London: Columbia University.
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New York and London : Columbia University, 2015. 288 p.

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