Re: Hope is lost, faith is broken...The Dark Knight Rises - July 20th, 2012
Yes, like it sound.
Nolan is the perfect example of "trying to hard", he desperately desire to be this serious, intelligent and ingenious director but at the same time, needs that recognition from the rankings and the public, so he feels the necesity of make this "serious and complex action movies".
The problem start when he build his movies around a bunch of pilosophical questions that begins to appear across the film and then when is time to give answers, he resort to stupid nosense like the phrase that was quote above. To be serious you don't need that kind of "solemnity" and "cleverness", for example the Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, Unforgiven or Once Upon A Time In The West are incredible reflexions about the end of the western and the nature of men and doesn't need 800 cliffhangers and philosophical phrases without meaning.
Also, he falls in a flaw that is common today among the hollywood directors, the tirany of the narrative. All needs to make sense, all begins with the story and the primacy is in the script. Nolan is incapable of shooting a good action scene but yes the story make sense so he is great
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