Nolan is such a funny guy - sometimes I find it hard to ride along with him at all, and sometimes I think he’s doing really well, even say up to 80 - 90% of the way, and then he seems to do something monumentally stupid, and I just don’t know how to read that. Is he lacking writing/directing discipline? Sometimes I even find that hard to believe given how well he pulls off most of a piece, so then it’s just super confusing, and then all the stories from the past that come out years later about Hollywood projects start to haunt me.
Are producers getting in the way? Is he saying yes to budgets that force a project to slide juuuuust out of his control? Does he then have to tow the line, shoot on request and keep his mouth shut just to keep the dream alive in the hopes that one day he’ll have full control? I just don’t know. All I know is I’ve never been wholly on board any of his films, even when I’ve been very very close - the closest was probably The Prestige which admittedly I’ve not seen in a while, but I thought it was for the most part masterful until towards the end when he literally has a character verbally explain the exposition of the film to the audience 0_o
Aaaaanyway. I’m just rambling now - you folks are kind to indulge my walls of text, poor souls - Screen Play is pretty much the only place I dump my thoughts these days so you all cop it - may you have the blessings of almighty Flying Spaghetti Monster.