DGA.org: An Interview With Christopher Nolan

The Traditionalist.

Let’s take a break from NAB-O-Rama for a moment, and calm the mind with this lengthy and interesting chat with the Director of Inception.  A short sample:

Q: “Another thing that’s unique about your style, especially for such big films, is that you choose to work without a second unit. Why is that?”

A: “Let me put it this way: If I don’t need to be directing the shots that go in the movie, why do I need to be there at all? The screen is the same size for every shot. The little shot of, say, a watch on someone’s wrist, will occupy the same screen size as the shot of a thousand people running down the street. Everything is equally weighted and needs to be considered with equal care, I really do believe that…..”