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Martin Scorsese’s Short Film “The Big Shave” from 1967

Only a few hours ago I brought you a student film that Christopher Nolan did called Doodlebug. This film was shot in 1997 when Nolan was just an aspiring director. It worth noting that he directed Memento only 3 years later. While Doodlebug seems almost completely random, is it? Directors develop their style very early and it’s fun to watch their early works. Speaking of early works, 30 years prior to Nolan’s Doodlebug, another aspiring director was working on his short film. Before he made it into the mainstream with his movie Mean Street, Martin Scorsese made a film called

Martin Scorsese’s Short Film “The Big Shave” from 1967
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Check Out Christopher Nolan’s Short Film “Doodlebug” that He Did as a Student

If you’re a Christopher Nolan fan (if you’re not get off of this site and never come back, seriously), then it’s kind of awesome to see his origins. I mean where did this guy come from? How did he become such an amazing director? Perhaps some of his early work can give us a clue? Christopher Nolan’s student short film, Doodlebug was shot on 16mm black-and-white while he was just a student. It’s an interesting watch if you enjoy his body of work. P.S. it was made in 1997. The story concerns a grungy man in a filthy apartment. He

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Watch: Robert Rodriguez’ 1991 Short ‘Bedhead’ Displays Director’s Early Genius

Watch: Robert Rodriguez’ 1991 Short ‘Bedhead’ Displays Director’s Early Genius
From “Spy Kids” to “Sin City,” filmmaker Robert Rodriguez is known for his all-encompassing production method and aesthetically flamboyant style, traits that only the most seasoned of directors hope to gain after decades of work. But Robert Rodriguez’ 1991 short film “Bedhead” proves he’s had the same flair since day one.

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Starring Rodriguez’ younger siblings, “Bedhead” follows a young girl named Rebecca and her ongoing squabbles with her rowdy older brother, David, and his unruly bedhead. After receiving telekinetic powers following a slight head injury, Rebecca vows to end David’s bedhead once and for all. Another bump to the head makes her a “straight-thinking kid again,” and she promises to never abuse use her newfound powers again (but the dazed and wary David remains unconvinced.)

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George Lucas’ ‘Freiheit’: Watch the ‘Star Wars’ Creator’s Student Film from 1966

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George Lucas’ ‘Freiheit’: Watch the ‘Star Wars’ Creator’s Student Film from 1966
Before he was conducting space operas or spraying graffiti across American movie screens, George Lucas was a student at the University of Southern California — one of the first schools in the country with a devoted film program. While there he made a three-minute short called “Freiheit,” humbly introduced onscreen as “a film by Lucas.” Watch the film below.

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Opening on the image of a man (Randal Kleiser, who went on to direct “Grease”) running through a field, clearly afraid of something we’ve yet to see, “Freiheit” (German for “freedom”) takes on the divide between East and West Germany. The man’s journey isn’t especially successful, but it does inspire a series chorus of voiceover narrators: “Animals are free. Why shouldn’t man be free?” “Freedom is definitely worth dying for. It’s the only thing worth dying for.
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‘Dunkirk’ Teaser Trailer: Christopher Nolan’s Tense WWII Film Shows Soldiers Bracing For Impact

‘Dunkirk’ Teaser Trailer: Christopher Nolan’s Tense WWII Film Shows Soldiers Bracing For Impact
Warner Bros. has released the first teaser for the highly-anticipated Christopher Nolan World War II drama, “Dunkirk.” The film, shot in Dunkirk, France, stars Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Oscar-winner Mark Rylance and features One Direction’s Harry Styles in his acting debut.

The period war film tells the story of the 1940 Dunkirk evacuation that saved thousands of allied soldiers from German forces. Per a previous press release, the movie opens as hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces. Trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea, they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in.

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The first look at the feature shows the gritty and authentic look that Nolan created. Through blood, sweat and tears, the soldiers will prepare to fight to regain power and freedom.

The
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Mark Rylance Teases the Opening of Christopher Nolan’s “Pure” and “Simple” War Drama ‘Dunkirk’

Known for his densely plotted features — from his break-out film Memento through his Dark Knight trilogy and even his sci-fi spectacles — perhaps Christopher Nolan is paring things down a bit on the page for World War II drama Dunkirk, which is currently in production. In a new interview from star Mark Rylance, he discusses the film’s “simple” and “pure” approach, as well as teasing the opening.

“Chris is the most serious and interesting filmmaker. Every great filmmaker at some moment makes a war film. But Chris’ script-writing is so brilliant that I think he has the potential to make a very, very powerful and simple, pure war film about a miraculous loss. I think it has the potential to be just a marvelous film,” Rylance tells Empire. “With some of those old war films you used to get a lot of build-up, you play the guessing game: who’s
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Christopher Nolan’s First Released Short Film ‘Doodlebug’: Watch His Twisted 1997 Debut

Christopher Nolan’s First Released Short Film ‘Doodlebug’: Watch His Twisted 1997 Debut
Nearly a decade before he was making movies about bats, Christopher Nolan was turning his attention to bugs. The filmmaker made a debut of sorts with 1997’s “Doodlebug,” a three-minute short filmed on 16mm and produced by his future wife and producing partner Emma Thomas, who’s worked with Nolan on each of his subsequent films.

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Doodlebug” is marked by a grainy, black-and-white aesthetic that’s of a piece with the spar narrative about a man (Jeremy Theobald) trying to squash an insect in his dingy apartment. It eventually gets recursive, with the bug in question being revealed as a miniature version of the man himself; in the end, they’re both of them dwarfed by an even larger version who appears behind them.

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Warner Bros Confirms A Christopher Nolan Film For Summer 2017

Writer-director Christopher Nolan and Warner Bros have a special relationship. Having made the self-funded short film Doodlebug in 1997, Nolan went on to make Following and Memento – both to critical acclaim, and both for smaller, independent companies. But, it was 2002’s Insomnia that set the filmmaker on a path to Warner Bros studios, leading to a multi-billion dollar superhero movie franchise, and the birth of a specifically designed DC cinematic and television universe. Just 13 years on from the release of that initial collaboration, Warner Bros has announced its intention to deliver Christopher Nolan’s next feature film, on July 21st 2017 – and the news of what that film will be is still top secret.

It’s an impressive marketing ploy – to begin to build interest in a film so far ahead of its release – and with such tight control on information, it is unlikely to result in the kind of advertising fatigue
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Listen to Rian Johnson Interview Christopher Nolan for 'Interstellar'

Just after we learned that Interstellar would return to IMAX screens for one showing only this weekend on Saturday afternoon, you can dive back into the sci-fi epic in another way. Last month, Looper and future Star Wars director Rian Johnson hosted an interview with Christopher Nolan following a screening of Interstellar at the Aero Theater in Santa Monica, California. And all the cinephiles out there will be glad to hear that this is a 32-minute discussion between the two filmmakers talking about the inception of the script, technical details of production, and much more. It's definitely worth listening to in its entirety. Here's the 32-minute discussion between Rian Johnson and Christopher Nolan (via The Playlist): Interstellar is directed by British filmmaker Christopher Nolan, of the films Doodlebug, Following, Memento, Insomnia, Batman Begins, The Prestige, The Dark Knight, Inception and The Dark Knight Rises. The screenplay is by Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan,
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See the Anatomy of a Scene with Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar'

If you haven't gotten a chance to see Interstellar yet, the Christopher Nolan directed film is still playing in theaters amidst all the releases that arrived on Christmas Day. But for those who have already seen the film, now you can take the time to examine a scene, complete with some narration from Nolan himself explaining the anatomy of the scene. The particular sequence highlighted is Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway landing on the water planet. What's impressive is hearing just how little visual effects are in the sequence, using lifesize ships with cameras both inside and outside, and no green screen. Watch! Here's the Anatomy of a Scene featuring Christopher Nolan's Interstellar from New York Times: Interstellar is directed by British filmmaker Christopher Nolan, of the films Doodlebug, Following, Memento, Insomnia, Batman Begins, The Prestige, The Dark Knight, Inception and The Dark Knight Rises. The screenplay is by Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan,
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What If Tars from 'Interstellar' Had a Real Career on the Big Screen?

Though there are plenty of people out there who have some discrepancies with Christopher Nolan's sci-fi drama Interstellar, one of the more unanimous points of praise has been for the block robot Tars and his colleague Case, both of which assist Matthew McConaughey on his mission to save the planet. The robots are fitted with incredible artificial intelligence which allows them to have a sense of humor and even a judge of how honest to be (though it's all regulated by the astronauts themselves). Well, Vulture liked the robots so much that they imagined what it might be like if Tars was a movie star, and it's great. Look now! Here are the posters for some of the biggest movies Tars has starred in before Interstellar: See a couple more of these faux movie posters starring Tars over at Vulture right here. Interstellar is directed by British filmmaker Christopher Nolan,
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Watch: Learn Science of 'Interstellar' in Discovery Channel's Special

If the science of Interstellar left you scratching your head and wanting to learn more about black holes, wormholes, relativity and more that was on display, then The Discovery Channel has just the remedy for you. They debuted an hour-long special (that's about 45 minutes without commercials) called "The Science of Interstellar," and it's easy for anyone to follow, even if you don't know anything about physics or space. It doesn't explain any of the plot holes people seem to have problems with, even though there are some out there that should just be forgiven based on the time travel material, but it's still a cool special, and it's all narrated by the film's leading man Matthew McConaughey. All right, all right, all right? Watch below! Here's The Discovery Channel special "The Science of Interstellar" from YouTube: Be sure to check out our spoiler-filled discussion about Interstellar right here too. Interstellar
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9 incredible short films from Hollywood directors: Nolan, Spielberg, more

9 incredible short films from Hollywood directors: Nolan, Spielberg, more
Everybody has to start somewhere.

The best and most successful Hollywood directors might find themselves marshalling $200 million epics, but in their formative years big budgets weren't at their disposal and they had to make do only with a good idea and the drive to make it happen. Many filmmakers use shorts to test-run ideas and explore themes they'd circle back to down the line.

From Christopher Nolan to Steven Spielberg, we look at nine short films that helped kick-start careers behind the camera.

1. Christopher Nolan - Doodlebug (1997)

Even before he hit it big, Interstellar director Christopher Nolan was distorting reality with his film work.

Doodlebug - led by Nolan's Following star Jeremy Theobald - played out an intriguing narrative loop over a brisk three minutes as a man chased a 'bug' around his flat with a shoe. A year after he made this film, Nolan took his feature debut Following
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Watch: Reach for the Stars with a Video Tribute to Cinema in Space

Now that Interstellar is in theaters all over the place, why not take a look at some of the big films that boldly went to space before. A video from Movie Clips uses the voiceover from Matthew McConaughey we've heard dozens of times in the trailer for Christopher Nolan's ambitious space epic, and mashes it up with footage from films like the influential 2001: A Space Odyssey, last year's Gravity, the iconic Star Trek: Wrath of Kahn (and some of the other franchise films), the true story of Apollo 13 and a few more. It's not all that inclusive of tons of sci-fi films, but it's still a pretty nicely edited piece of work. Watch! Here's Reach for the Stars: An Interstellar Space Travel Mash-Up from Movie Clips: For more on Interstellar, see fan-art posters, five new TV spots, third official trailer and the official website. Interstellar
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Final Featurettes and TV Spots for Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar'

It's officially Interstellar week as we wait for Christopher Nolan's anticipated sci-fi film to hit theaters (don't forget, it hits IMAX screens a couple days early), so we've got some more goods hyping up the film. Don't worry if you're avoiding seeing anymore footage like us, because you don't have to watch any of this stuff. The following five featurettes and two new TV spots are just for the people who can't refrain from seeing everything they can from the film before it arrives. All the featurettes are rounding up into a single five minute video, and the TV spots have been put together too. Isn't that convenient? Watch below now! Here's the featurettes and TV spots for Christopher Nolan's Interstellar (via Cbm): For more on Interstellar, see fan-art posters, five new TV spots, third official trailer and the official website. Interstellar is directed by British filmmaker Christopher Nolan,
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Watch: 'Spaceballs' Gets a Makeover with an 'Interstellar' Style Trailer

For fans of Star Wars, there are few comedies that bring as much joy as Mel Brooks' classic spoof Spaceballs. From Rick Moranis' great turn as the villain Dark Helmet to the late Joan Rivers as a scratchy voiced, lady C-3Po named Dot Matrix, there's just so much to love about this movie. And while Brooks is a master of comedy (he even planned a joke that will last forever with his Hollywood Walk of Fame handprint this year), YouTube user The Unusual Suspect has decided to give Spaceballs a dramatic makeover by giving the film a trailer in the style of Christopher Nolan's Interstellar, and it's pretty cool. Here's the Interstellar style trailer for Mel Brooks' Spaceballs from YouTube (via Live For Films): For more on Interstellar see: fan-art posters, five new TV spots, third official trailer and the official website. Interstellar is
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Five New TV Spots Launched for Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar'

With the release of Interstellar just over a month away, it's getting to the point that we don't want to see anymore footage from what will be Christopher Nolan's longest film to date. Now with a running time of 169 minutes, it will surely be hard to spoil the whole film with trailers and TV spots, but this feels like the kind of film that you want to know as little about as possible. Having said that, we know there are some people out there who are hungry for every last bit of footage they can find, so we're giving you five new TV spots that just arrived. We know there's new footage, but we're not watching. The choice is yours. Watch? Here are the four new TV spots for Christopher Nolan's Interstellar from YouTube (via ComingSoon): If you haven't yet, watch the most recent theatrical trailer for Interstellar right here.
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Matthew McConaughey on Another World in New 'Interstellar' Poster

Following yesterday's awesome Poster Posse collection from Blurppy for this fall's release of Interstellar from director Christopher Nolan, an official poster from Paramount Pictures has debuted online. This one is a little more conventional as it merely shows Matthew McConaughey on another world, which we've seen glimpsed in the most recent trailer for the film as well. Some think that the most recent trailer showed too much, but considering it's all out of context and a Nolan movie has never been spoiled by trailers, it shouldn't be anything to worry about. Could we get one more trailer before the release? We'll see. Here's the latest official poster for Christopher Nolan's Interstellar from Empire: Watch the most recent trailer for Christopher Nolan's Interstellar right here! Interstellar is directed by British filmmaker Christopher Nolan, of the films Doodlebug, Following, Memento, Insomnia, Batman Begins, The Prestige, The Dark Knight, Inception and The Dark Knight Rises.
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First TV Spot for Nolan's 'Interstellar' Dreams Big with Dylan Thomas

"Do not go gentle into that good night..." That beautiful quote you hear Michael Caine repeating in this latest TV spot and the trailer for Christopher Nolan's Interstellar, starring Matthew McConaughey, is actually a beautiful poem by Dylan Thomas. Titled "Do not go gentle into that good night", Caine uses the lines about "rage, rage against the dying of the light" to inspire these astronauts to fight on and rage against the darkness of the universe, and to find another world for life to live on. This new spot, dubbed an "IMAX TV Spot", is just a rehash of the magnificent third trailer with no new footage at all. Which is good because we don't need to see any more footage any more, let's all walk in from this point and enjoy the experience. Here's the new IMAX TV spot for Christopher Nolan's Interstellar, from Warner Bros UK's
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Must Watch: Third Trailer for Christopher Nolan's Sci-Fi 'Interstellar'

"Rage, rage, rage against the dying of the light." Paramount has unveiled the astonishing third trailer for Christopher Nolan's ambitious science fiction journey Interstellar, starring Matthew McConaughey. This trailer does show quite a bit, so if you want to stay completely fresh it's better to just enjoy the images for now. Everything about this looks spectacular, from the emotional journey to the visuals and progress through the wormhole. The Oscar caliber cast includes Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine, Casey Affleck, Mackenzie Foy, Topher Grace, Wes Bentley and John Lithgow. If you're prepared for the experience ahead, then fire up this trailer right away. This is my most anticipated this year. Here's the third trailer for Christopher Nolan's Interstellar, direct from the website - code 7201969: Or watch by visiting the new Interstellar website and entering the code pertaining to the Moon landing. Interstellar is directed by British filmmaker Christopher Nolan,
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