After watching a majority of Christopher Nolan’s films, I finally saw his first film that in a neo-noir style.
Following is simply that— a man, a writer follows strangers to observe them as characters in his writing, until one of the strangers, who we learn later is Cobb, a burglar confronts him about his following and teaches him the tricks of the trade..
As it is a Nolan film, there are twists and turns that is his trademark style.
Christopher Nolan should do more black and white work, it’s beautiful. I could tell it was an earlier in the style, in it’s less complicated nature and more basic film techniques, but that is what I loved about it.
Definitely worth the watch as it is on Streaming and fascinating to see where he started with his directorial debut to his most recent feature is extraordinary.
Batman Begins (2005)
I’m not sure if I ever saw this before today, or maybe I caught bits and pieces. Nevertheless, it was on TV and I’m seeing The Dark Knight Rises tomorrow night :D I would be watching The Dark Knight in a double feature format if I had a copy, but sadly my brother has his not here where I can view it.
This is the story of how Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) became the vigilante, superhero, we know as Batman. His parents were both murdered in front of him so can avenge their death with the help of the local police Officer Gordon (Gary Oldman), his caretaker Alfred (Michael Caine), childhood best friend and aid to the District Attorney, Rachel Dawes (Katie Holmes), and his equipment manager (I’m not sure exact title, Morgan Freeman) among his villains from the beginning The Scarecrow/Dr. Crane of the Arkham Asylum and Henri Ducard/Ra’s al Ghul played by Liam Neeson.
Directed by Christopher Nolan (Memento, Following, Inception, The Prestige, The Dark Knight) that fuses his style in with the comic book style of storytelling (I haven’t read them, but I have looked at different artwork from different versions)
Spam of it/the upcoming trilogy on it’s way :)