Why I Am Making A Science Fiction Short Film For My Major Project At Univeristy?

I have been receiving this question non stop and I thought it would be best to answer it on this blog. As you maybe aware that I am a HUGE science fiction fan. I have been ever since I was a little kid and I still am now. It is a bit of a cliché to say that I grew up with the original Star Wars trilogy. Seeing those three amazing films defined my childhood and it still defines my love for science fiction still as of this day.

I knew from then what a film truly does to you. It suppose to help you escape from the real world and enter into this world. With the Star Wars trilogy, it did that amazingly. As my love for movies grew more and more, my love for science fiction grew even more. Watching films like Back To The Future, ET, Close Encounters Of The Third Kind, Minority Report, The Matrix and Inception. These types of films made me love science fiction to the maximum. The reason being that they took me out of the real world and help me immerse into their world.

That is what I want to achieve with my major project. I want to help create a world where the world is so imaginative and yet believable. And also personal as well. It is a science fiction short film that I am making but it my own personal story of which I will delve in some time in the near future. It is an ambitious risk to take, but it is also a challenge. And being challenged when making a science fiction short film is something I want to experience. I want to experience what it is like to become a challenging filmmaker.

Take my favourite director Christopher Nolan for example. He did two brilliant science fiction films (Inception and Interstellar). Both of those films are challenging, ambitious and also personal. The reason thee films are truly breathtaking is because of those three reasons. Each of those points help create a true balance which makes both of the film’s successful. That is what I want to achieve when I make my film.  It will be challenging, but I am up for a challenge.

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Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar (2014) Review

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So, where to begin? As you have been aware that I am a huge, huge, HUGE fan of Christopher Nolan. I love every single of his movies. I love that he has been making movies that are big scaled and very cerebral. His films are never brainless and they don’t include two dimensional characters. He is a man who loves movies and loves making movies. And I am a fan of that type of filmmaker.

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The film stars Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine, John Lithgow, Casey Affleck, Wes Bentley, David Gyasi, Mackenzie Foy, Topher Grace, Ellen Burstyn and Bill Irwin.

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Interstellar is set in a not too distant future where planet Earth is dying. They can’t process food and they have ran out of food resources. So, this requires a job of a lifetime for Cooper (Matthew McConaughey). He has been tasked by Brand (Michael Caine) to help Earth. To help Earth, this means that to travel through a wormhole and find a new planet for relocation of the Earth’s population. This means that he must do an interstellar voyage to find a new home for planet Earth.

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That is all I want to tell you as the film needs to be watched by people who hardly know anything about the film. This is so you can be as surprised and amazed as I was when I saw it last night on November 7th.

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So, yeah. I had been looking forward to this movie, ever since it was announced back in 2012. When it announced that Christopher Nolan was going to make another original science fiction film, I got so freaking pumped and excited that I was counting down the days to the release date. Was the wait worth it? HELL TO THE YES!

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Interstellar is one of the best and breathtaking cinema experiences I have been a part of in my whole entire life. It is also one of the best movies I have ever seen. The film is just brilliant and breathtaking from start to finish.

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It is also one of the most ambitious films I have ever witnessed on the big screen. When I was watching this extraordinary piece of cinema, I kept on thinking just how groundbreaking and ambitious it really is. It is ambitious in terms of narrative structure and storytelling. You will understand when you see the film.

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If you thought that Inception messed with your mind, I am here to inform that was nothing compared just how much of a mind bender of a film Interstellar really is. And that is saying it in the best way possible. The film is just a roller coaster of a ride. It tells the story in the most ambitious way by including scientific terminology with the story and the characters.

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The performances are just extraordinary. Matthew McConaughey gives the best performance of his career. This has to be the best performance that he has ever given and yet I have seen him in his Oscar winning role in Dallas Buyers Club. He portrays this widowed father who loves his children so much that he has no choice but to go on this mission. His performance is incredibly believable. It honestly didn’t felt like an actor performing, it felt like a real person on screen. And that is a success when it comes to acting in a big budget science fiction epic.

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Anne Hathaway again as Matthew McConaughey gives her best performance of her career as well. She portrays as the scientist Amelia Brand who states that she is a believer. A believer of what it takes to get to the furthest limit. Sounds like a metaphor for this film on how further it can take in order to help bring it on the big screen. Jessica Chastain and Michael Caine are also terrific. They also help provide the emotional depth of the film. As is Mackenzie Foy who is just emotionally incredible as Cooper’s daughter Murph.

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I love how this film’s cast is filled with brilliantly underrated actors. Casey Affleck, Wes Bentley, David Gyasi, John Lithgow and even Topher Grace. They are all fantastic in the film. I can’t really say who stole the show, because they were all just so outstanding in their roles. They were all just believable and provided a true realism towards the film. And also we cannot forget Bill Irwin who voices the robotic character T.A.R.S., who is sort of similar to HAL from 2001 A Space Odyssey. Bill Irwin help provide the humour of the film. And that is another thing, the film has quite a few moments which involves some humour. The film is told through the dark tone and we get hints of humour thanks to Bill Irwin and it works brilliantly.

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But the main star is the one and only Christopher Nolan. How can we not talk about him? The man just knows how to tell a compelling and emotional story on the grandest scale. He co wrote the film with his younger brother Jonathan Nolan. These two make a terrific team when it comes to telling a story on film. They wrote The Dark Knight Trilogy together and look how incredible they are. Christopher Nolan is my favourite director and this film just shows his higher directing skills. By that I mean that the idea is so ambitious that he just took the risk anyway. He told a complex story filled with emotional characters.

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The film looks beautiful. Each frame looks like true art, especially the scenes in space. Those scenes look gorgeous. It is shot on 35mm film and IMAX and it looks truly breathtaking. You must see this film on the biggest screen you can possibly find. I wish I could have seen this in IMAX. I saw this on a 4K screening at the cinema and it looked beautiful. I was amazed not just the story but also the breathtaking vision.

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When I was watching this film, I kept on thinking that this is similar to Stanley Kubrick’s 2001. You could just tell that this is a straight up homage to that film. I respect and admire the fact that he still found an original take of the telling the story. It is nothing like 2001 as it follows a narrative rather than having segments as 2001 did.

The film uses visual effects and practical. Nolan is a director who likes to shoot as much on camera as possible. He knows how to get the edge of your seat effect. And for a film that is 169 minutes, it flies by fast. You never feel like it is that amount of time when you are watching. It is because you are so glued on screen that you enjoy and love it that much.

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Hans Zimmer score was fantastic as well. And that was another thing. It didn’t have that ambient vibe in previous Nolan films. It gelt highly original and organic. It had this true hidden beauty involved in the film’s score. It had that Spielberg feel for which I fully admired and respect. It worked brilliantly when it came to the father and daughter relationship. Terrific score by Hans Zimmer and he has succeed again with another brilliant score.

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Overall, I loved, loved LOVED this brilliant film. It wasn’t even a film, it didn’t felt like one. It felt more than a film, it felt like a universe. It felt like I got out of the real world and entered into this world. And when a film does that, it succeeds on so many levels. PLEASE GO AND WITNESS THIS BREATHTAKING PIECE OF CINEMA ON THE BIGGEST SCREEN POSSIBLE!

 

5/5

Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises (2012) Review

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Just before Inception was about to be released in 2010, Christopher Nolan announced the release date for the next Batman movie. I can still remember the date being July 20th, 2012. From then, I got mega excited for the film. And they announced that it would be the last one to complete the trilogy. That made me bittersweet, because I loved Batman Begins and The Dark Knight too much. But, I wanted to see how they would conclude such a brilliant franchise.

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The plot revolves eight after the events of The Dark Knight and Batman hasn’t been seen since. But there is a new threat hitting Gotham and his name is Bane (Tom Hardy). And hell breaks loose and the finale begins.

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I for one am a huge Batman fan, a huge Christopher Nolan fan, a huge fan of this franchise and a huge fan of movies. And I was beyond happy that this film ended on a perfect level in my opinion. Why? Well let us find out.

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First off it comes to no surprise that the film has an incredible ensemble cast. With the originals returned such as Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman and Morgan Freeman. And we have new additions such as Anne Hathaway, Marion Cotillard and Joseph Gordon Levitt. They all fit the part brilliantly especially Tom Hardy as Bane.

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Christian Bale once again proves that he is perfect as Bruce Wayne and Batman. One thing I admired that we get to see him as a weak and vulnerable person. It makes him more human rather than a superhero. It is a huge risk to see him like that for a superhero film, but is portrayed extremely well.

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Tom Hardy gives his best performance in my opinion as the vicious and menacing villain as Bane. Just like Ra’s Al Ghul in Batman Begins and The Joker in The Dark Knight, Bane again has a purpose for his existence. He has a purpose to destroy Gotham for its own good. It is so they can cleanse the world from the corrupt. I just love it when a villain has a purpose like that. It makes you wonder if they are doing it for their good or the world’s good. It makes him feel like a real character which could have been challenging, because he has a mask on his face. He is not some sort of laboratory experiment, he is a human being who has his own strong beliefs.

Anne Hathaway is great as Selina Kyle/Catwoman. When I first heard that she was going to be catwoman, I didn’t know what to expect. I personally not the biggest fan of Catwoman, nor was I obsessed with Anne Hathaway. She did a great job as his femme fatale type of character. You have doubts whether to trust her or not and she does a great job at portraying that.

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Joseph Gordon Levitt is absolutely fantastic as one of the good cops in Gotham police Blake. He portrays as a sidekick type of character for Batman and James Gordon (Gary Oldman). He has many scenes involving emotional depths towards his characters. Like one scene at the beginning where he is visiting his orphanage. It makes him feel more real and more human. It feels like you are watching a documentary when it comes to this character.

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This was the first in The Dark Knight Trilogy where you see Batman challenged both mentally and physically. The fight scene between him and Bane is so brutal and brilliant. There is no score during the scene. You can feel the hits and punches and it feels like an actual fight. You discover that Bane is stronger and he has a plan as well.

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The action is non stop. For a 165 minute movie, almost 100 minutes of that is pure action. It is a thrill ride of a film which has over seventy minutes of IMAX footage. So, again with The Dark Knight blu ray, if you have this film on blu ray, you are going to experience widescreen to full screen quite often. But in the end, it is still worth it.

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Overall, the film concludes in a satisfying way that it makes the entire trilogy in my opinion as perfect as it can get. If you love Batman Begins and The Dark Knight then of course you are going to love this as much as I did.

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5/5

Christopher Nolan’s Inception (2010) Review

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The first time I heard of Inception was back in February 2009, when it was announced that Christopher Nolan’s follow up after The Dark Knight was going to be an original science fiction big budget film. So, my reaction was YES! I got so excited that he was making a science fiction. I had been a fan of his work and needed to witness how he can pull science fiction on the grand scale of cinema. Did he manage to succeed? My answer is that this is my second favourite film of all time. So, yes, of course it succeeded.

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The plot revolves around Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio), who is a dream extractor, meaning that he gets assigned to steal secrets by entering into people’s dreams. But that leads to something else, during when they try to extract Saito’s (Ken Watanabe) mind and he discovers it instantly thanks to a carpet in a dream. SO, he offers a chance for Cobb to do a job of a life time. The job requires him to not extract but to plant an idea into his company’s rivals mind. And the fun and mind bending madness begins.

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The film has an ensemble cast. Leonardo DiCaprio, Ken Watanabe, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Tom Berenger and Michael Caine. They are all just perfect for their roles, especially Leonardo DiCaprio who I think his performance as Cobb is his best to date. He gives the central emotional performance of the film and it helps bring the film at an emotional level. Ken Watanabe is also great as Saito who is across between a helper and a supporter of the team. Joseph Gordon Levitt is fantastic as Cobb’s right hand man, Arthur. He takes part in one of the best scenes of the film, which I will delve into later. Marion Cotillard is great as this menacing wife of Cobb. Ellen Page is incredible as Ariadne, who helps create the dreams through architecture. Tom Hardy is terrific as Eames who is the forger of the dream, meaning he can change his appearance in the dreams. He also provide some comic relief as well. Cillian Murphy is also fantastic as Saito rival, Robert Fischer. He gives a strong emotional performance on what it takes to be a rival and someone he doesn’t want to be. Tom Berenger and Michael Caine are both as always fantastic in minor roles, but still effective towards the film’s plot.

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The film is shot pretty much hand held through out. This helps create a realism towards the film. It is what Wally Pfister does well and no surprise he won the Oscar for Best Cinematography in 2011. The colour correction seems to be blue and golden. Blue when it is outside and golden inside. The colour blue helps to give this science fiction effect more like a futuristic effect. As for gold colour, it gives this richness to portray that they are in rich and expensive settings such as hotel rooms.

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The film is written and directed by Christopher Nolan. When you see this film, you can clearly understand that this is his masterpiece. Reading on articles that he had the original concept when he was only sixteen years old. And how he was originally supposed to make this after Insomnia. But he needed big budget experiences and hence Batman Begins and The Dark Knight came across to him.

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It is interesting to see the interest of dreams told on  a blockbuster science fiction film. It is however not a typical blockbuster with the mindless action and two dimensional characters. It is a cerebral blockbuster meaning that it plays with your head effectively. And you may have to see it many times to fully grasp of what is happening. That is a great thing, because the film makes you think and not forget.

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It is also one of the smartest films I have ever seen. It is filled with clever dialogue and deep amount of character and also plot development. It is also the smartest blockbuster I have ever seen. And this maybe the most original film I have seen in a really long time. The concept is dreams and I don’t think I have ever seen that told on the big screen. And there is also character and also a lot of action. The film is mentally action packed and has you on the edge of your seat throughout.

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There is a quote which states “Dreams feel real while we’re in them. It’s only when we wake up to realise that something was actually strange”. That to me is a metaphor for this film. The film is so breathtaking and brilliant that it feels so real when we see it. When it finishes, it feels strange that now we have to experience he real world after witness the brilliance of Inception.

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I fully respect the use of practical effects and minimising computer generated imagery as possible. Like the famous hotel hallway fight scene of which Joseph Gordon Levitt did all the stunts by himself. Makes you appreciate that Nolan is the man who can tell an engaging story with exciting action set pieces. This is one of the best scenes I have ever seen on film. It is so clever how he manages to fit it in and not make it seem brainless. It is part of the rules of the dreaming of which it is explained in the film massively throughout.

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Overall, Inception is one of the best films I have ever seen. It is also the smartest blockbuster I have ever seen. I can’t wait what Nolan does with Interstellar as being his next original science fiction film. This film has my curiosity, now it has my full attention. And also, the way it ended….PERFECT…..JUST PERFECT!

5/5

Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight (2008) Review

Tonight is the night is when I review THE DARK KNIGHT! My god, a film that I absolutely adore and it is my favourite film of all time. Why? Well, let us find out shall we.

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Back when I saw Batman Begins back in 2005 and I saw that joker card at the end, I got immediately freaking excited for the next film. Showing that joker card at the end of Batman Begins has got to be the best easter egg I have ever seen portrayed on film. It was apparently classed as a suggestion, but they ended up making a follow up which would be The Dark Knight.

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The Dark Knight in my opinion is the most perfect superhero, comic book and Batman movie of all time. It has all the ingredients of a perfect film. Great story, amazing characters, terrific performances, brilliant script and breathtaking directing by the man himself Christopher Nolan.

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I had been a film fan ever since I was three years old and never in my life was I ever excited for a film like this. I had been looking forward to many films years before, but never been pumped and excited as I was for The Dark Knight. Did it pay off? of course it did.

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The performances are terrific especially from Heath Ledger, but we will talk more about that later in the blog. Christian Bale once again proves that he is perfect as Batman. You get to see him Batman a lot, hence why this is the best one out of the dark knight trilogy. The supporting cast includes – Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Aaron Eckhart and Morgan Freeman. All of them are just brilliant in their roles. It is safe to say that the performances in this film are extremely strong.

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The film again has terrific direction and a brilliant script. Christopher Nolan just knows how to tell an engaging story on the grandest scale. The actions scenes are shot on the IMAX cameras. If you have the Blu Ray like me, you’ll get to experience the true resolution of it. It can become distracting as it goes widescreen to full screen but it is still worth every penny of it.

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The script is smart because it is a superhero film that has guts. It has guts to subvert the cliche superhero genre. You get to experience of what it takes to be challenging physically but mainly mentally. Without giving too much away, the film takes risks and pays off.

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Let’s talk about Heath Ledger as The Joker. Do I even need to tell you how freaking brilliant Heath Ledger is as The Joker? You know what? I will tell you again anyway. Heath Ledger is freaking brilliant as The Joker. A villain who portrays this psychopathic and yet clever villain who has his own purposes to dealt with in the film. He is a villain who a lot of people would say that he does things in the film for the fun of it. I may have to disagree on that and here’s why.

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We know from Batman Begins, that Gotham is a heavily corrupt city. It is filled with crime and hatred all around and yet the cops don’t do much about it to help stop it. We see that Batman is trying to put an end to this as he states in Batman Begins. He wanted to show that the people of Gotham don’t deserve crime and suffer like this. They need to be saved from this corruption. Whereas The Joker intends to take advantage of the corrupt system. He knows that a lot of the cops in Gotham are corrupt and he takes advantage by murdering people of Gotham. I personally see that he wants to prove a point that the system is a disgrace and nothing is ever dealt about it.

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And that brings to the point of the character of Harvey Dent played by the incredibly underrated Aaron Eckhart. His performance has been overshadowed by the breathtaking performance by Heath Ledger and people don’t see the appreciation of Eckhart’s performance. I for one think that his performance maybe just as good as Heath Ledger’s. Especially when he becomes Two-Face.

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But the point I am making about Two-Face is that The Joker says, that everyone loses their mind when one simple thing happens, and not when it a lot of things happen. So, when a whole city of Gotham is in danger no one panics, but if a person dies then everyone loses their minds. This gives an interesting point that how The Joker manipulates Harvey Dent. He is saying that his time as the District Attorney of Gotham was a complete waste of time to the people of Gotham. He brainwashes him and says that he needs to take matter on his own hands and get revenge. It comes to show that both of these character have a true purpose for the film’s plot. I admire and respect that very much, because it comes to show that villains are not just for the fun of chaos.

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Even though The Joker has a true purpose for his existence, he is still filled with enigmas. Such as the amount of times he says how he got his scars. He tells a different story each time he confronts a character. I found it interesting that he maybe someone who is enigmatic and yet he wants to serve justice for it. I was watching a youtube video on the cinefix channel and they said something which I found breathtaking. They say that The Joker maybe an ex soldier who is suffering from post traumatic stress disorder. If he is then he getting his justice served by chaos and destruction of Gotham. We never know the true origin of The Joker and it is terrifying that we don’t know. It gives the mystery of his character and it really does haunt you.

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Overall, this was the Batman film I had been looking for all my entire life. It has everything you need in not just a perfect Batman movie, not just a perfect superhero movie, not just a perfect comic book movie but just a perfect movie. If you haven’t seen this film, then please WATCH IT.

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5/5

Christopher Nolan’s The Prestige (2005) Review

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Magicians, jealousy, hatred, twisted, envy, revenge, betrayal and greed are the words I could think of when I think of the film The Prestige. You would class it as a mind bender and it is very much so. It has all the elements of a mind bending thriller.

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It stars Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Scarlett Johansson and Andy Serkis. Or if you are a true film nerd like myself, then the cast to you will be known as the following. Wolverine, Batman, Alfred Pennyworth, Black Widow and Gollum.

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The film’s plot revolves around two magicians Robert (Hugh Jackman) and Alfred (Christian Bale) who are battling for each other with their magic tricks and acts. But that all goes haywire, when Robert discovers that Alfred has pulled the best magic trick yet and he wants to steal the secrets . He wants to know how he does it and then the madness begins.

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The first time I saw The Prestige was back in summer of 2009. The reason being that it was in the middle of when The Dark Knight was released in 2008. And it was also preparation for Inception in 2010. It was to say the perfect timing to see this incredible film. I was just blown away that even taking on big Blockbusters like The Dark Knight Trilogy and Inception, he still manages to pull it off with a mid budget film like The Prestige.

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The film goes back to Christopher Nolan’s original routes as a director and an auteur.  The disrupted narrative, the first person narration, the noir elements such as anti hero and femme fatale and the return of David Julyan doing the score.

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The score by David Julyan is fantastic as always. It is very ambient just like the previous Nolan film he composed (Following, Memento and Insomnia). The film is set in the past and we get the idea we are in the environment of the film. Mainly through the sound as it feels natural.

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The film is complicated in terms of storytelling, but it isn’t confusing. You get the idea of what is happening, but it doesn’t reveal too much so you can be surprised. The quote “Are you watching closely?” has stuck by me ever since I saw this film. It is a really simple quote and yet heavily effective towards us as fans and the audience. When you see the film, you will understand why.

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The film’s script is extremely smart as always when it comes to Christopher Nolan. He co wrote with his brother Jonathan Nolan and the two always make a terrific team when it comes to storytelling. The film is adapted by the book by Christopher Priest. I found it so interesting that many filmmakers such as Sam Mendes wanted to adapt the novel into a film. But the author chose personally Christopher Nolan as he was a fan of his previous movies. It paid off big time as the film is truly amazing.

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It is multi stranded as it follows more than one narrative. It follows mainly Hugh Jackman’s and Christian Bale’s part of the film. It has smaller elements such as Scarlett Johansson and Michael Caine. The performances by every one is no surprise brilliant. Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale provided as the anti heroes. You don’t know who to trust and their performances portray that brilliantly. Michael Caine is also great as their boss and friend Cutter. He is like the helper of the group and wants everything to be going well when it comes to magic. Scarlett Johansson is also great as this femme fatale type of character Olivia. Andy Serkis is also great as Alley, who is classed as a helper to Robert. I found it weird and strange that a terrific actor like Andy Serkis would portray a role like this. I always see him as computer generated characters such as Gollum and King Kong. He was truly great and it gives the doubt that he is a man who you need for helping with magic tricks.

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The film delves with the rules of magic on how the final act is known as the prestige. When you see the movie, you will have to see it a few times to fully grasp. And that is another thing, the film is a true definition of a mind bender as it involves elements of how this happen and how that happen.

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Overall, The Prestige is a truly fantastic film that has amazing performances and terrific portrayal of the idea of envy and betrayal. I would say that this is one of Nolan’s most underrated films and deserves more recognition. It has all the elements on how to be glued on screen while watching the film.

4.5/5

People who have inspired me – Rian Johnson

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Rian Johnson again is a filmmaker that has only made a small number of films. Well, three to be more precise. (Brick, The Brothers Bloom and Looper).

 

I personally love it when a filmmaker makes a small amount of films and have a heavily influence on your own filmmaking. Rian Johnson is one of those filmmakers who has done that. All three of his films have been a major influence to my filmmaking. The main reason being that he takes challenging risks. Risks that could possibly endanger a film if it is not done well. But, he manages to do it in such a brilliant way that it truly amazes me that a filmmaker like him exists in Hollywood.

 

The big risk again I am referring to is having a big plotted film and yet focus on the characters. Similar to another inspiring filmmaker Gareth Edwards in terms of idea and scope. The ideas are massive and yet the scope are pretty small to present the idea. For example, in Looper, the film’s plot revolves around time travel which is a massive aspect of storytelling. It is mainly focused on big budget films such as Back To The Future and The Terminator franchise. But, the idea presented is so original to the theme of time travel that it takes advantage of the small scope. It uses the advantage of using the small scope of the time travel aspect and by stating it in the film that it is used only in secret. If it was used in popular use in the film, like having a big machine such as the DeLorean in Back To The Future then it would have been an expensive movie.

 

What he did for Looper was that made a time travel movie at a low budget film and took heavily advantage of the low budget. There were no big machines such as the DeLorean in Back To The Future or a huge machine like in TimeCop. He just used the simple method by having an older actor portraying the younger actor. He just had them just appearing out of nowhere to right in our screens. Like how Joseph Gordon Levitt first sees his older self played by Bruce Willis. He just appears on screen with a small hint of transition. There pretty much isn’t any visual effects.

 

I love how he takes an adult idea and put it in a young adult environment. Like how he did Brick, which is more or less a detective story. It is treated like that as Joseph Gordon Levitt is trying to find and investigate his missing ex girlfriend. Similar that he playing a cop investigating a crime like a cop. It works well and adds comic value to it when they are at the Pin’s house. The Pin’s mother is offering cookie and juice while The Pin is interrogating Brendon.

 

I have watched many interview from Rian Johnson and he seems to approach a screenplay in a very unique way. He will spend many months or even years to jot down ideas in a notebook. He will then try and do a first draft of the screenplay by hand. I personally could never do that. I find that heavily inspiring and definition of true dedication.

 

He is now going to be writing and directing Star Wars Episode 8 and I personally cannot wait. It is about time that Hollywood give this brilliant man a big budget so his ideas can go even bigger.