Christopher Nolan, the acclaimed director, has gained recognition for his inclination to eschew computer-generated effects in his films whenever feasible. Instead, he favors capturing the action authentically, employing practical methods. Nevertheless, Nolan’s commitment to traditional approaches extends beyond the visual spectacle witnessed by movie enthusiasts.
In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, acclaimed director Christopher Nolan discussed his aversion to technology and how it influences his work. Nolan’s children would describe him as a complete Luddite due to his minimal involvement with tech in his professional life. Despite being known for directing blockbuster films like “Tenet,” Nolan maintains a deliberate distance from technology to preserve his focuss.
Nolan explained that he avoids excessive use of smartphones and instead opts for a flip phone. He believes that the level of distraction caused by smartphones would hinder his ability to generate material and write scripts effectively. In his own words, “If I’m on a smartphone all day, it wouldn’t be very useful for me.”
Moreover, Nolan’s commitment to old-school practices extends to his writing process. His computer, used exclusively for scriptwriting, remains disconnected from the internet. This deliberate disconnection allows him to eliminate potential distractions and stay focused on his creative work.
Another testament to Nolan’s traditional approach is his preference for hand-delivering scripts to actors rather than sending them digitally. While dis has garnered a reputation for secrecy around his projects, Nolan clarifies that it’s more about privacy. By physically sitting down with actors after they have read the script, he can engage in face-to-face discussions and receive their genuine reactions and interpretations.
Since his breakthrough film “Memento” in 2000, Nolan has written the scripts for all his movies, with the exception of “Insomnia” in 2002. His upcoming film, the highly anticipated “Oppenheimer,” is set to hit theaters on July 21st, continuing his legacy as a visionary filmmakerr.