"The theaters of the future will be bigger and more beautiful than ever before. They will employ expensive presentation formats that cannot be accessed or reproduced in the home (such as, ironically, film prints). And they will still enjoy exclusivity, as studios relearn the tremendous economic value of the staggered release of their products.
The projects that most obviously lend themselves to such distinctions are spectacles. But if history is any guide, all genres, all budgets will follow. Because the cinema of the future will depend not just on grander presentation, but on the emergence of filmmakers inventive enough to command the focused attention of a crowd for hours.
These new voices will emerge just as we despair that there is nothing left to be discovered. As in the early ’90s, when years of bad multiplexing had soured the public on movies, and a young director named Quentin Tarantino ripped through theaters with a profound sense of cinema’s past and an instinct for reclaiming cinema’s rightful place at the head of popular culture.
Never before has a system so willingly embraced the radical teardown of its own formal standards. But no standards means no rules. Whether photochemical or video-based, a film can now look or sound like anything.
It’s unthinkable that extraordinary new work won’t emerge from such an open structure. That’s the part I can’t wait for."

Christopher Nolan, “Films of the Future Will Still Draw People to Theaters”.

y Heath Ledger and Christopher Nolan on-set of The Dark Knight (2008)

Heath Ledger and Christopher Nolan on-set of The Dark Knight (2008)

y Christopher Nolan and crew on-set of Inception (2010)

Christopher Nolan and crew on-set of Inception (2010)

y Christopher Nolan and Zack Snyder on-set of Man of Steel (2013)

Christopher Nolan and Zack Snyder on-set of Man of Steel (2013)

"I didn't go to film school. I guess my whole experience has been just to make films. What I've talked about on the commentary to the DVD of Following is the production method and how things came about. I feel like that might be a point of interest that a lot of people might be thinking about with their own films, so I've tried to put in as much of the detail as I can remember. The more I've thought about it, the more I've realized that everybody's situation is unique, and the one thing I've learned is that instead of copying someone else's model for a low-budget film, you really have to look at what you've got available and see how you can tell the story you want to tell, using the things that you have around you. That's what we did with Following, and on the DVD I try to explain how it worked for us and what I learned from it, but at the same time suggest that it'll be different for someone else."

Happy Birthday Christopher Nolan

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Happy 43nd Birthday Christopher Nolan

What a fine, handsome chap he is. 

y Christian Bale, Tom Hardy and Christopher Nolan on-set of The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Christian Bale, Tom Hardy and Christopher Nolan on-set of The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

y Christopher Nolan, Hugh Jackman and Michael Caine on-set of The Prestige (2006)

Christopher Nolan, Hugh Jackman and Michael Caine on-set of The Prestige (2006)

y Christopher Nolan photographed by John Swannell, 2008

Christopher Nolan photographed by John Swannell, 2008

Christopher Nolan and Aaron Eckhart on the set of The Dark Knight (2008)

Christopher Nolan and Aaron Eckhart on the set of The Dark Knight (2008)