“Just blew me away”: Ridley Scott’s Work Helped Inspire Christopher Nolan Despite British Filmmaker’s Extreme Aversion To CGI

“Just blew me away”: Ridley Scott’s Work Helped Inspire Christopher Nolan Despite British Filmmaker’s Extreme Aversion To CGI
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In the past 25 years, director Christopher Nolan has created some cinematic masterpieces that have captivated audiences around the world with their compelling storytelling and stunning direction. Being one the most influential figures in Hollywood, Nolan’s films are well-known for being very complex, to the point where the viewer is fully immersed in the storyline.

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Christopher Nolan
Christopher Nolan

Nolan developed an interest in filmmaking at a young age. He made several short films before his feature film debut with 1998’s Following. Very quickly, Nolan gained recognition for his distinctive style of direction. Growing up, the director idolized another visionary director: Ridley Scott, however, it is to be noted that Scott’s CGI elements are nowhere to be found in Nolan’s filmography.

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Christopher Nolan is a huge fan of Ridley Scott

Christopher Nolan
Christopher Nolan

Director Christopher Nolan, who is often labeled as one of the best directors of this generation, once revealed that he looked up to Ridley Scott while growing up. He once said (via IMDb),

“I have always been a huge fan of Ridley Scott and certainly when I was a kid. Alien (1979), Blade Runner (1982) just blew me away because they created these extraordinary worlds that were just completely immersive. I was also an enormous Stanley Kubrick fan for similar reasons.”

Nolan was a huge fan of various science fiction movies like 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) and Star Wars (1977). The use of visual effects in these movies is quite extensive, but Nolan has never incorporated that idea into his own films.

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Christopher Nolan began making films at the age of seven

Christopher Nolan
Christopher Nolan

At the age of seven, Nolan borrowed his father’s Super 8 camera and shot short films with his action figures. Around this time, he also created a stop-motion animation called Space Wars (inspired by Star Wars). By the age of 11, Nolan was sure that he wanted to become a filmmaker.

After earning his bachelor’s degree in English literature in 1993, Nolan worked as a script reader, camera operator, and director of corporate and industrial films. In 1996, the director wrote and edited the short film Larceny (1996). In 1998, the world was introduced to Nolan’s first feature film, Following, which was written, directed, photographed, and edited by him. Thanks to Following‘s success, Nolan was able to create Memento (2000), which became his breakthrough film.

Since then, Nolan has consistently created some thought-provoking, heart-pumping films that have received praise from fans all over the world. With his latest film, Oppenheimer, Nolan once again proved that he is one of the best filmmakers of all time.

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