Christopher Nolan, who has created one of the highest rated Hollywood movies of all times weighed in on why he is dawned to make large-scale films.
Shortly after his highly anticipated film of 2023, Oppenheimer, bagged 13 nominations for the Oscars 2024, Nolan sat down with Times Magazine for a cover story interview, where he opened up about his film making journey.
Reflecting on his recent favorite films, the Inception director mentioned smaller-scale dramas, such as Past Lives, dubbing it “subtle in a beautiful sort of way,” he also named Aftersun, as “just a beautiful film.”
Despite hailing those projects, Nolan shared that he himself feels the need to make large scale and big budgeted movies with elaborate sets and A-list cast, considering it as a "responsibility."
“I’m drawn to working at a large scale because I know how fragile the opportunity to marshal those resources is,” the Dunkirk director admitted.
He went on to explain, “I know that there are so many filmmakers out there in the world who would give their eye teeth to have the resources I put together, and I feel I have the responsibility to use them in the most productive and interesting way.”
The interview which came over the heels of Oppenheimer's Oscars nods, has been the best acclaimed film of 2023, with Nolan's longtime collaborator and pal, Cillian Murphy in the titular role.
Oppenheimer, which follows the story of Robert J. Oppenheimer has been garnering honours and praises from both fans and the critics, since its release on July 21, 2023.
'Oppenheimer' budget and box office earning:
The nuclear scientist's biopic reportedly got a $100 million budget. Oppenheimer earned 953.8 million USD globally, with 8.4 IMDB rating.