Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Teaser Trailer
The Farewell To Middle-earth Issue
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe: Get 12 Issues For £25
Buy the perfect Christmas present this year
Farewell To Middle-earth
Full details of our Peter Jackson-edited issue

MORE EMPIRE FEATURES
The Z To A Of Christopher Nolan
Your guide to the Dark Knight Rises director's career so far...


Page: Z Y X W V U T S R Q P 0 N M L K J I H G F E D C B A
Back
Page 21 of 26
Next
The Z To A Of Christopher Nolan | First Film
The Z To A Of Christopher Nolan | First Film

First Film

Made for 20p and a pack of pork scratchings - with the scratchings offset against tax - Nolan's debut, Following, still stands up as a dark-hearted noir with a sting in the tail. If its on-the-hoof 16mm shoot is dwarfed these days by IMAX monoliths like Inception and The Dark Knight Rises, it attuned the director to the grit and guile needed to make movies. "What I took away from Following", recalls Nolan, "is how that process of getting together with your friends and shooting a film, and having to really concentrate on what exactly we can get in the frame, turned out to be exactly the same as on a 'real' film, however big the films got". This labour of love, ahem, followed on the heels of Bunuel-like short Doodlebug and was shot on Saturdays while Nolan, girlfriend/producer Emma Thomas and lead actor Jeremy Theobald held down jobs.

Page: Z Y X W V U T S R Q P 0 N M L K J I H G F E D C B A
Back
Page 21 of 26
Next


Have Your Say
What other terms would you add into the Christopher Nolan Z-A? Register or login now to have your say.

Advertisement


Back | Print This Page | Email This Page | Back To Top

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)