Our Daily Free Stream: Christopher Nolan - Follwing. Our Daily Free Stream: Christopher Nolan - Follwing. Ich habe mir den ersten Film von Christopher Nolan angesehen, die britische No-Budget Produktion Follwing und war verblüfft: In seinem Debüt steckt der Kern aller seiner Filme!(...) Die ganze Rezension und eine Film list mit den kniffeligsten "Indie" Mindgame Movies findest du auf cinegeek.de Viel Vergnügen!
I guess that's why you shouldn't follow people. A neo-noir that is very clearly influenced by it's predecessors with all the usual trapping: femme fatale, black and white photography, etc. I found this enjoyable and well made, but not particularly new or too inventive, apart from the interesting use of non-linear narrative. Overall middle of the road. Nolan's best work is still yet to come.
What appeared as a hitchcockian approach in storytelling soon became Christopher Nolan's patent for fractured but organized and symmetrical screenplay with purpose to shake viewer's senses. Low budget combined with criminals in suits and fatal blondes had turned it into one of the purest neo-noirs, and justified member of Criterion Collection. Plus, Alex Haw's Cobb echos the spirits of Ian Curtis and Ledger's Joker.
It's quite obvious from those days in 1998 that Christopher Nolan will become a big shot. In a low budget, he has shot a great script with wonderful acting and a style. One of the finest mystery, crime films I've ever watched and in a sense, it is a little bit "film-noir"ish.
The 69 minute's black and white debut by Nolan is an highly intrigued and heavy ingenious movie. It's pace jumps before and after The Young Man assumes the person he wants to be: the inner voyeuristic child. Characters here aren't judged; we can't make a thesis about their motivations but we feel their experiences, the subtle detail that binds all together: the adrenaline. One challenging time trial picture!
An excellent example of what Nolan would accomplish in later films and how the careful manipulation of the device of story telling and time can be a great work of misdirection, just like a wonderful magician. Look where I am calling your attention, not to where my hands are unweaving the threads of the story I wish to convey to you. Just wonderful!