He is Christopher Nolan

Few years ago when I was london doing my masters in film and video production,our lecturer showed us Cinema 16 dvd , a collection of British Short Films.this Cinema 16 dvd had collection of 16 short films from british cinema including professional and upcoming filmmakers.we all students got really excited to see the short films since each one us was willing to become a successful filmmaker.so we were eager to learn and experiment with the ideas which we were about to get from these films.

After we had seen all the films we were allowed to speak on the filmmaker or director who had influenced us the most,every one had their own choices.some said Mike Leigh ,for few it was Asif Kapadia or for some it was Stephen Daldry.i also got a chance to select my favourite and the film maker who influenced me the most was Christopher Jonathan James Nolan.

Since then I have seen all the films by Christopher Nolan including Memento,The dark knight and Inception.This guy had got huge impact on me not because how well he directed his movies but the way he did it.ever heard the quote ‘Winner don’t do different things ,they do things differently’.this is what Christopher Nolan do.he make his films differently ,that’s what really makes him shine and stands out of the crowd in the entertainment business.he is indeed very talented film maker but he is equally gifted with vivid and different ideas.his stories and screenplays which he contributed with his brother Jonathan Nolan have made him an icon in film making but also made him a guaranteed sure shot success for any projects he takes.

The day when I saw Cinema 16 films ,Nolan’s Doodlebug was also featured in it.it was a short movie for only about 3 minutes which came in 1997,i also saw this movie later on Youtube and even showed it to my friends.so Doodlebug was a nice surprise to me since it was so well structured even in this short length of ftime.Doodlebug was one of the first independent Nolan’s movie which he wrote,directed ,co-produced,photographed and edited.Jeremy Theobald was the actor who got listed as the man in the movie and later also worked in Nolan’s first feature ‘Following’ which came in 1998.

Doodlebug completely took me by surprise.its a story about a guy in a grotty flat who is chasing an insect with a shoe to kill it.we later discover that the killing is only a miniature of himself.seconds after we see him getting crushed by larger version of himself.i remember showing this film to my friends.one of them got influenced by it so much that he decided to make an indian version of this film.Doodlebug really gives an idea how Nolan’s mind work.if we take a look at his movie profile we will see that films like Memento,Prestige,The Dark Knight and Inception were different in treatment and in idea offcourse.these films were not run of the mill movie.they were differently made,executed and directed.

I became fan of Nolan’s work after seeing Memento.indeed this movie is one of the most sophisticated and challenging movie ever made.not easy to make film like this when you don’t follow the script in chronogical order.i have read Memento script ,its available for you to download online,its indeed different and it shows on screen.i bought Memento and saw it over and over again.its a kind of film which one should have in his collection and worth watching thousand times.

Christopher Nolan has made his own identity in the entertainment business.he is different from other film makers of his age and that’s what makes him demanding.over and over again he comes with successful films every year.after Inception people are waiting for The Dark Knight Rises,this is going to be another iconic movie for which movie goers are waiting impatiently.

Christopher Nolan was born in london in 1970 ,he started making films at the age of seven with his super 8mm camera,he got influenced by real life people and began making films on them.his super 8mm surreal short ‘Tarantella’ was also featured on PBS ‘Image Union’ in 1989.he also studied english literature at the university college ,London and started making 16 mm films at the college film society.his short film ‘Larceny was shown at the Cambridge Film Festival in 1996 which is a great honor.later his next 16mm three minute short Doodlebug came in 1997.

He is married to Emma Thomas (1997- present ) with three childern.Emma has also produced all his movies. Nolan holds both United States and British passport which makes it easy for him to schedule his shoots in Britain or in United States.his trademark is to begin his movies in flashback or a scene from the end of the movie.he frequently casts Christian Bale,Michael Cane,Gary Oldman,Morgan Freeman and Tom Hardy.he often do crosscutting of several scenes of parallel action to build a climax ,which we saw in the movies like The Prestige (2006) and The Dark Knight (2008).

He often employs non – linear story – telling techniques ,flipping around the three acts of story telling to make it even more interesting.uses camera revolving around the character which is noticeable in The Prestige, The Dark Knight, Memento and The Inception.very interesting fact about Nolan is that he is red and green colorblind.he is big James Bond fan.his top ten favourite movies are ‘2001:A Space Odyssey(1968),The Black Hole(1979),Blade Runner(1982),Chinatown(1974),The Hitcher(1986),Lawerence Of Arabia(1962),The Man Who Would Be King(1975).he has huge Stanley Kubrick influence so he is ready to watch anything from him.

Christopher Nolan is indeed a film maker with a difference.he thinks differently, he writes differently,he direct his films differently.he is one of the most talented film maker around who has given a lot to the film industry.he is a brand name and an icon for success who can’t do anything wrong these days.you give him a project and he will surely do justice to his talent and will make a movie which is indeed going to be different from the rest.we are waiting for yet another blockbuster from Nolan ,The Dark Knight Rises and we don’t hope that it will live up to our expectation because it will.

The Terminator who changed my life

I still remember the days when we were young and used to watch movies together, I am talking about me and my friends who were fond of movies and had huge interest in Hollywood movies.in my locality there were 9 kids including me who were great fan of Arnold Schwarzenegger , the man we often known as the Terminator.i was in eighth grade when I heard about The Terminator.my friends used to talk about this movie a lot during evening when it was time for us to play games after we had completed our home work.one of my good friend was in a habbit of saying I be back , I be back anytime before he had to go somewhere.i soon realized that this Terminator thing is indeed something big.

The first ever english movie I saw was The Predator in the year 1995,another epic movie from the legendry action star Arnold Schwarzenegger.i was so impressed by this movie and the man himself that I felt like buying a video cassette of the movie to put in my movie collection.i decided that I should watch another movie from Arnold since he had become my favourite because of his action skills and perfect 10 body.he was my inspiration in body building.

One evening me and my friends decided to watch a movie and this was my chance to see the ever so famous The Terminator.name itself was so striking ,How the movie is going to be? I was simply dieing to watch this movie.we , a group of 7 friends got together and collected money to get the video player and the video cassette on rent to watch this movie at one of my friends place.i remember talking about this film all the way to the video gallery and when I saw the poster which was there on the wall at the gallery and also the video cassette cover , I was completely blown away.i had to see this film.

We got the movie ,popcorns ,cold drinks,we were ready to enjoy the movie,this was the moment for me to watch the ever so discussed flick between friends ,it was the moment of truth.Will this movie fall as per my expectations? How long the movie is going to be? How the actors will be like ? How good actions ,stunts ,special effects are going to be ? Why this movie is so famous ? How many oscars it won ? These were questions I had in my mind ever before the movie began. But after little over two hours my questions were answered.

The Terminator 2 – Judgment Day is my all time favourite movie ,i have seen so many films so far ,International Cinema, Hollywood,Asian Cinema or Bollywood, I have seen all.but this movie been my all time favourite,takes the number one spot all the way.i bought Terminator Two posters including the dvd in the later years.i even bought the blue ray disc of Terminator Two.i was so impressed by this film that it became a part of my life.

Terminator 2 :- Judgment Day came in 1991 ,July 1. it was the sequel to the first movie The  Terminator which came in 1984.T2 was the costliest movie of its time ,the budget going over 90,000,000 dollars and the most successful one also in the year of its release.Film won many awards including ever so precious Oscars in the Best make up,Best sound,Best sound editing and Best visual effects.the movie became a land mark in film technology where it used eye popping visual effects, high octane stunts and action,in particular the chase scenes were simply breath taking.

Directed by the legendry film maker Sir James Cameron and co written by William Wisher Jr this film had got its place in history.there can’t be no other film maker better than James Cameron to make the sequel of Terminator and James proved this after the Terminator 2 release.

The Cyborg who once tried to kill Sarah Conner in the first film The Terminator must now save her son John Conner the future leader from even more advanced and deadly Terminator ,The T-1000.now this kind of idea can only come in the genius mind like James Cameron.

Unlike the first movie this time Arnold was the saviour to John Connor played by Edward Furlong.i believe this is the best movie Edward had ever got.Arnold played an iconic Terminator which was about to make him even more famous and he did complete justice to it. Robert Patrick as the more advanced Terminator The T-1000 looked good because of his fast pace running speed and flexibility.Linda Hamlinton ,i guess was amazing in her performance because she was the mother of her son who she had to save from the T-1000 at all cost.Linda portrayed her role almost perfectly and she was simply superb in emotional scenes.

No words about how good was the direction in this film.James Cameron simply wrote history when he directed this movie.the title music score for the both Terminator films by Brad Fiedel are still so famous that we have so many re-mixes on them.i got so impressed by the title music score that I even downloaded it in my I pod to listen to it over and over again.

This was the near perfect movie,which came good in almost all the department and it was like that James Cameron can’t get Terminator series wrong.amazing story ,action sequences,stunts,mind blowing sound ,formidable performances by all the actors,best special effects of its time,brilliantly directed,this movie talk about how the films should be made.anyone who is into films and even consider making a carrer in film making ,should not miss this film.this film is a mile stone movie and is there in the all time favourite list of almost all the movie lovers on this planet,including me who was ever so mad about films and when I saw this one I became even more crazy about films.i thank my star the day when I saw this film, it was the turning point of my life which taught me that film making is not only about what we see on screen but its also about living your passion.