Every time I watch a film written and directed by Christopher Nolan, I always get the feeling afterwards that screenwriting isn’t for me because he’s set the standard so high. Every film he makes raises the bar that much higher. He writes with such depth, such creativity, expanding on one idea to create several other individual ideas entirely. The underlying themes he weaves within his writing are true to the world we live in. Even when the pieces of a Nolan puzzle are put together he leaves you with another puzzle to piece on your own, always giving your mind something to think about. Watching a Nolan film, for me anyway, is like taking a walk blindfolded with Nolan himself; you’re following him wherever he goes but he isn’t holding your hand explaining every little step to you as you go, instead he mentally helps you along the way as you try to figure it out for yourself. That’s the kind of writer I aspire to be but am too anxious to become.
Begins. Falls. Rises.