By this point of time, I believe that every person would love to have at least one Christopher Nolan movie in their DVD shelves that completely swept them off their feet. Today, I will enlist the reasons why I think Christopher Nolan, arguably the most popular director working today, is a genius.
1. Distinct Cinematic Language
For a director who’s under 50 and been working for less than two decades, it blows your mind apart to think of the kind of impact he has managed to create in the world of films with his own distinctive cinematic language that has made him so popular among the general masses and a critics’ sweetheart. His films, while deeply rooted in philosophical themes with unconventional narrative structures, have astonishingly succeeded in breaking the barricades to human sensibilities across the world. Nolan’s mastery of the human psychology along with his incessant love for cinema has made him one of the most exciting modern directors working in Hollywood today.
2. Mixes Commerce and Art
There is a common perception that commercial cinema is churned out purely for the entertainment purposes of the general audiences which, unfortunately, is true to a large extent. Christopher Nolan’s films, however, have managed to effectively reach out to the audience’s intellectual capability without having to compromise on the commercial aspects of filmmaking.