Oct 31, 2011

Christopher Nolan's "The Prestige"


7 comments:

Tejaswi said...

Touche.

But what touched me more - way way more; was Bale's character. And of course, the implications of the way in which Jackman's character brushes off the Chinese Magician's life. Boy!!!

And of course, did I love the movie? Yes, and not just today :)

Neil Mehta said...

The novel itself is divided into the narratives of the 2 magicians writing diaries and here agian we find interleaved stories...nolan seems to have picked a story that more suits his directing style i suppose...
and a good review it seems...must watch the film to see how faithfully nolan has stuck to the novel...will want to chk if some interesting parts are included in the movie...

siddharth said...

The film is excellent, no doubt. Loved the way the secret to Borden's disappearing act is revealed and all in all was mighty impressed by the film-making. The way the great Danton goes about his act sends a chill down your spine. One thing that struck me though which caused the movie not to get a 100/100 from me is the fact that there has existed no machine/technique of the sort that was shown. Agreed that it's all fiction, but it made the plot weaker nonetheless in my opinion.

Ramanand said...

siddharth: true. It depends on how willing you are to make that extra "suspension of belief". From what I have read, the book goes a little further than what we see, so actually the film, IMO, makes this aspect a little more palatable. And as Jonathan Nolan says in an interview somewhere, of all the scientists around that time, Tesla was the one most maverick and dabbling in weird science, so Priest made a good choice.

siddharth said...

Yeah, Tesla was the most happening inventor then. The lamp-bank connected through the ground was quite a sight.

Samanth said...

Doodlebug be here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHO_Uicl2Ew&mode=related&search=

Ramanand said...

shamanth: thanks! now only if youtube wasn't blocked here :-(