Christopher Nolan is a British/American film maker who is well known for some of his major blockbusters like Inception and The Dark Knight Trilogy. He is a self-taught film maker who used the things he had and the family and friends around him to make films.
Nolan is known for keeping consistent with his styles and collaborations. He's made it known that he prefers shooting on film, rather than digital video. He feels that film looks better and shows a more cinematic look to films. He is also known for making more practical special effects rather than computer animated effects. He feels that even if your effects look so real, it still feels like animation, and it just isn't the same.
Nolan also has consistency in the visual part of his films. He tends to focus on urban settings, men in suits, muted colors, dialogue scenes framed in wide close-up with a shallow depth of field, and strong emphasis on location and architecture- typically modern.
Nolan also co-owns a production company with his wife - Emma Thomas - called Syncopy Inc. He likes to run the creative structure of the company as Emma Thomas handles the business side of things,
He's shown the world that you don't need a lot of money/people to become successful at something. He simply got some friends and used an old camera, and after some time, he's become one of the most well-known directors of our time.
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