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12-17-2013, 03:14 PM
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Nolan's ultimate quality is that he's approachable without being needlessly simple. It's admirable until the complexity of his story turns on itself and he substitutes development with break-neck editing and quick dialogue.

Yeah, it's good for Hollywood that he's around - from where else would we get grimdark self-serious superhero movies about guys in bat suits ? I kid, I kid.

As for top directors I think the Coens, Wes Anderson, Linklater, Jonze, PTA, Soderberg, Fincher, Polanski and Lynch are skilled and original and different in their own ways. Of course there's also Scorsese, Cameron, Spielberg, Mann, and Tarantino. Another group would include Cronenberg, Mendes, R Scott, T Scott, Stone, Ron Howard, Ang Lee, Spike Lee and Danny Boyle.

Nolan, for me, just doesn't match up to a lot of them in terms of substance. Where would he fit in those names? I really don't know, the Batman trilogy casts a huge and sometimes unfavorable shadow over his work. Same goes for Brian Singer.

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