The Prestige: Hiding In Plain Sight

Really loving the stuff that Nerdwriter1 has been posting on to YouTube. This time he talks about The Prestige – a movie I thoroughly enjoyed and have rewatched several times – and its director Christopher Nolan:

The Prestige demonstrates a unique capacity of film without compromising the audience’s suspended disbelief. The complex narrative structure is totally subservient to the story Nolan wants to tell, it’s necessary to keep its twists secret until the film wants to reveal them.

This is Christopher Nolan’s great gift as a filmmaker. He’s so in tune with the dynamics of film narrative that he can construct a plot with so much forward momentum, that – even when he gives you all the clues – you remain at his mercy until the very final shot.