Nolan, a five-time Oscar nominee, whose work includes “Dunkirk,” “The Dark Knight,” and “Memento,” is, unsurprisingly, doing lots of advance press interviews to promote the movie.
Anyone who’s followed Nolan’s career knows he is someone who kind of does things his own way, including eschewing using a smartphone or email, as he mentioned in the interview with the Hollywood Reporter.
Christopher Nolan doesn’t use email or smartphones, and writes his scripts on a computer that isn’t connected to the internet 🖥️
“I think technology and what it can provide is amazing. My personal choice is about how involved I get. It’s about the level of distraction. If I’m… pic.twitter.com/CQvgV9CvXp
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That was just one of the intriguing points in the new interview. Something else that got my attention—when word got out that Nolan had filmed an atomic bomb test for “Oppenheimer,” some people thought he actually set off a nuke:
It says something about the director’s reputation for a near-religious commitment to big-screen spectacle that when news first broke online about Nolan shooting the Trinity test scene without using CGI, a fair number of movie fans assumed that meant he had literally detonated an atomic bomb on set. “It’s flattering that people would think I would be capable of something as extreme as that on the one hand, but it’s also a little bit scary,”