Christopher Nolan is one of the most successful filmmakers working today. In fact, he’s one of very few directors (maybe the only one) that basically have carte blanche when it comes to choosing projects and getting them made without any fuss. He makes massive, ambitious original films like Inception and Interstellar, and audiences turn out on a scale normally reserved for superhero movies or the next Transformers sequel. It’s an impressive feat, and it’s no wonder that he’s able to assemble such impressive ensembles in front of the camera.
While everyone’s waiting to hear what Nolan will do next, a new video tribute to the filmmaker has landed online that runs through his entire filmography, from his feature debut Following to last year’s Interstellar and everything in between. It’s a serviceable ode to Nolan, and while a few of the cuts are a bit jarring, it’s fascinating to see the scores of his recent films (ie. his Hans Zimmer collaborations) juxtaposed over some of Nolan’s earlier movies.
It’s also interesting to look back on a time when Nolan was working on a much, much smaller scale. Even something like Insomnia feels quaint compared to his post-Batman Begins career. Nolan has essentially stated that he’s not especially interested in cutting back on scale now, since he’s able to command large budgets for films that are also character-centric, but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t curious to see Nolan try making a $40-50 million drama at this point in his career; Memento still holds up incredibly well.
Regardless, the Christopher Nolan tribute video below by Adrien Bssgt (via The Playlist) is certainly worth watching. Sound off in the comments with your favorite Nolan film thus far.