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The Movies, Mysteries, And Marvels Of Christopher Nolan

Memento
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Guy Pearce in Christopher Nolan's 'Memento,' released commercially in the U.S. 20 years ago this year.

In the 20 years since Christopher Nolan’s Memento hit theaters, his movies have grossed more than $5 billion, earned 36 Academy Award nominations, and won 11 Oscars.

His Dark Knight films helped spark the comic book movie renaissance we’re still experiencing, and his seventh feature, Inception, is the highest-grossing totally standalone live action movie ever made.

This hour, a look at the filmmaker behind Batman Begins, Dunkirk, Interstellar, Tenet, and more: Christopher Nolan.

GUESTS:

  • Kayleigh Donaldson - A pop culture writer and critic
  • James Hanley - Co-founder of Cinestudio at Trinity College
  • Tom Shone - Author of The Nolan Variations: The Movies, Mysteries, and Marvels of Christopher Nolan

Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.

Colin McEnroe and Cat Pastor contributed to this show.

Jonathan started at WNPR in 2010. He is as likely to produce a show on America’s jury system as he is a story on all the grossest parts of the human body. He's as likely to host a podcast on minor league baseball as he is to cover a presidential debate almost by accident. His work has been heard nationally on NPR and locally on WNPR’s talk shows and news magazines.
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