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Mix Up Star: CHRISTOPHER NOLAN

Updated: Mar 21


Age: 50

Birthday: 30th July


Christopher Nolan is a British-American film director, producer, and screenwriter. His directorial efforts have grossed more than US$5 billion worldwide, garnered 36 Oscar nominations and ten wins. Oh, and he's been nominated this year for a Mix Up Theatre Movie Award for Tenet!



Born and raised in London, Nolan developed an interest in filmmaking from a young age. Nolan gained international recognition with his second film, Memento (2000), for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. He found further critical and commercial success with The Dark Knight Trilogy (2005–2012), The Prestige (2006), and Inception (2010), which received eight Oscar nominations, including for Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay. This was followed by Interstellar (2014), Dunkirk (2017), and Tenet (2020). He earned Academy Award nominations for Best Picture and Best Director for his work on Dunkirk.




Nolan's films are typically rooted in *epistemological and *metaphysical themes, exploring human *morality, the construction of time, and the malleable nature of memory and personal identity. His work is permeated by mathematically inspired images and concepts, unconventional narrative structures, practical special effects, experimental soundscapes, large-format film photography, and materialistic perspectives. He has co-written several of his films with his brother Jonathan, and runs the production company Syncopy Inc. with his wife Emma Thomas.


*Epistemology is the philosophy of knowledge. It seeks to answer the questions "What is knowledge?" and "How is knowledge acquired?" Epistemologists are philosophers who are interested in questions such as whether it is possible to have knowledge, what kind of knowledge there is, and how people come to know things.

*Metaphysics is a branch of philosophy. It is notoriously difficult to define, it can be identified as the study of any of the most fundamental concepts and beliefs, on which many other concepts and beliefs rest--concepts such as being, existence, universal, space, time, and many others.

*Morality is the concept of doing the right thing. Morals are basic guidelines for living.







MIX UP THEATRE MOVIE AWARD NOMINATIONS: 1

2021 - Best Director: TENET


ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS: 3

2018 - Best Director: DUNKIRK 2011 - Best Original Screenplay: INCEPTION

2002 - Best Original Screenplay: MEMENTO


BAFTA AWARD NOMINATIONS: 3

2018 - Best Director: DUNKIRK 2011 - Best Director: INCEPTION

2011 - Best Original Screenplay: INCEPTION

GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINATIONS: 4

2018 - Best Director: DUNKIRK

2011 - Best Director: INCEPTION

2011 - Best Original Screenplay: INCEPTION

2002 - Best Original Screenplay: MEMENTO



How do you rate Christopher Nolan's movies?







WATCH CHRISTOPHER NOLAN THIS WEEK


ON TV:



FILM: Batman Begins (2005) (Age 12A)

Sunday 21st March, Sky Cinema Superheroes, 8:20am & 6:00pm

Nolan's first in The Dark Knight trilogy is an unstoppable, brilliant superhero origin movie.



FILM: The Dark Knight (2008) (Age 12A)

Tuesday 23rd March, Sky Cinema Superheroes, 11:40am & 10:15pm

The brilliant sequel sees Nolan adding the Joker and Two-Face into the Batman story, to great success.


ON NETFLIX AND AMAZON PRIME:

FILM: Inception (2010) (Age 12A)

A brilliant mind-bending thriller with fantastic practical special effects.


FILM: Tenet (2020) (Age 12A)

Another fantastic twisty thriller.


Tenet is up for a few awards at our first Mix Up Theatre Movie Awards.

Best Film

Best Director - Christopher Nolan

Best Actor - John David Washington

Best Supporting Actress - Elizabeth Debnicki

Best Supporting Actor - Robert Pattinson

Go Vote!





What's your favourite Christopher Nolan movie?










Make sure you are booked in for this week's DRAMA CLASSES












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