Tenet (Christopher Nolan, 2020)

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Re: Tenet (Christopher Nolan, 2020)

#51 Post by Persona » Wed May 22, 2019 1:16 pm

Oh man, Michael Caine found a way in.

As someone who is very much NOT an Aaron Taylor-Johnson fan, I am hoping his role will be of the Lukas-Haas-in-Inception variety.

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Re: Tenet (Christopher Nolan, 2020)

#52 Post by Finch » Wed May 22, 2019 1:20 pm

It wouldn't be a Nolan film without a one word title. Since this is supposed to be an action film, I hope for his fans that he's actually figured out how to shoot an action scene; of the films I've watched, only the non-gravity scene in Inception showed any sense of spatial awareness, everything else was a hideous mess (I've not seen Interstellar and Dunkirk since I've come to the conclusion that Nolan is not for me).

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Re: Tenet (Christopher Nolan, 2020)

#53 Post by PfR73 » Wed May 22, 2019 1:46 pm

Persona wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 1:16 pm
Oh man, Michael Caine found a way in.
That article is wrong, BTW, Caine didn't sit out Dunkirk, he was the voice of Tom Hardy's commander.

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Re: Tenet (Christopher Nolan, 2020)

#54 Post by Persona » Wed May 22, 2019 2:08 pm

Finch wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 1:20 pm
It wouldn't be a Nolan film without a one word title. Since this is supposed to be an action film, I hope for his fans that he's actually figured out how to shoot an action scene; of the films I've watched, only the non-gravity scene in Inception showed any sense of spatial awareness, everything else was a hideous mess (I've not seen Interstellar and Dunkirk since I've come to the conclusion that Nolan is not for me).
I think Nolan is pretty bad/Hollywood-average at fisticuffs and more cliched action sequences, the main exception being the first Batman vs. Bane fight in TDKR and the hallway fight scene you mention from INCEPTION.

I think action scenes that have a more unique premise and that had to be heavily storyboarded (plus carefully shot on IMAX) tend to turn out pretty good for him, though. The bank heist and armored car chase scenes in TDK are fantastic, the docking scene in Interstellar is something else (if not strictly an "action" scene).

DUNKIRK is kind of a different thing altogether as Nolan makes the "hideous mess" of his more casual action aesthetic work well for him in that one, since it's a war movie. But he also has a few scenes, like with the aerial combat, where he seems to tap into a new approach that kind of merges his rigid large-format vision with a slightly more intuitive approach to the editing and some of the shot choices. I think that approach and Nolan's awareness of his weaknesses and strengths (there's a wonderful lack of exposition and forced character development in DUNKIRK), was a step forward for Nolan in a lot of ways, though nothing about this new project makes me think he will be continuing those steps forwards at the present moment.

With a title like TENET, how much you want to bet one of Branagh or Caine gets to say the title in some key monologue/piece of dialogue?

I'm still excited, as I have been for every Nolan movie since MEMENTO, basically.

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Re: Tenet (Christopher Nolan, 2020)

#55 Post by dda1996a » Wed May 22, 2019 3:19 pm

Anyone know what happened to Wally Pfister?

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Re: Tenet (Christopher Nolan, 2020)

#56 Post by Persona » Wed May 22, 2019 4:26 pm

dda1996a wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 3:19 pm
Anyone know what happened to Wally Pfister?
Trying to make it as a director. Did that Transcendence movie with Johnny Depp that flopped.

Has directed some TV episodes most recently.

I like Pfister a lot, but I like Hoytema better.

sidenote back to the main topic: the fact that TENET is a palindrome is almost assuredly going to play into the promotional materials for a Christopher Nolan movie.

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Re: Tenet (Christopher Nolan, 2020)

#57 Post by dda1996a » Wed May 22, 2019 4:56 pm

I know he did that movie that failed, was wondering if Nolan or he spoke about their relationship now. Even though I do indeed prefer Hoytema as well

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Re: Tenet (Christopher Nolan, 2020)

#58 Post by Persona » Wed May 22, 2019 5:27 pm

As far as I know they are on good terms and Nolan is rooting for Pfister to succeed as a director. Nolan was even an exec producer on Transcendence.

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Re: Tenet (Christopher Nolan, 2020)

#59 Post by Roger Ryan » Thu May 23, 2019 8:27 am

PfR73 wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 1:46 pm
Persona wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 1:16 pm
Oh man, Michael Caine found a way in.
That article is wrong, BTW, Caine didn't sit out Dunkirk, he was the voice of Tom Hardy's commander.
I believe they have now amended the article to acknowledge this, albeit incomprehensibly: "(one his voice appeared in the film)"
Finch wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 1:20 pm
...I hope for his fans that he's actually figured out how to shoot an action scene; of the films I've watched, only the non-gravity scene in Inception showed any sense of spatial awareness, everything else was a hideous mess (I've not seen Interstellar and Dunkirk since I've come to the conclusion that Nolan is not for me).
As a fan of Nolan's work, I agree that his handling of action scenes (primarily in The Dark Knight Trilogy) is not one of his strengths. However, Dunkirk showed a remarkable improvement in general continuity and spatial awareness, so I'm hoping his skills stay sharpened in this area.

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Re: Tenet (Christopher Nolan, 2020)

#60 Post by diamonds » Thu May 23, 2019 8:51 am

Ludwig Göransson posted what looks to be the film's title logo to his Instagram, and the font looks mighty familiar.

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Re: Tenet (Christopher Nolan, 2020)

#61 Post by eerik » Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:17 am

Principal photography started in Estonia last week. Some information that local media has reported so far:

The budget is reportedly over 200 million euros.
Approx. 16 million euros will be spent in Estonia. Government had to increase the Film Estonia rebate program by 5 million euros, as their annual budget was only 2 million euros. Obviously nobody was expecting such a big project to be shot here.
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Linnahall will be depicted as Ukrainian Opera House in Kiev.
There are a dozen other shooting locations in Estonia, which will all be depicted as Estonia.
The biggest action scene of the film will be shot in Estonia.
Nolan wants to drive a tank through an old tram.
Shooting period in Estonia is expected to finish at the end of July. (Previously I've seen a rumour of 56 days in Estonia, not sure how reliable it is.)


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Re: Tenet (Christopher Nolan, 2020)

#63 Post by eerik » Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:20 pm

Last week of shooting in Estonia. Kenneth Branagh was seen on the set for the first time today, while Elizabeth Debicki joined last week. Out of the officially announced cast, only Caine and Kapadia have not been seen or mentioned in Tallinn.

Based on Nolan's previous films, we should expect the first teaser trailer in August. Can't wait to see my neighbourhood in all it's ugliness!

Update 27.07.: Kapadia also appeared on the last day of shooting.

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Re: Tenet (Christopher Nolan, 2020)

#64 Post by mfunk9786 » Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:56 pm

Trailer to debut before theatrical screenings of Hobbs and Shaw

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Re: Tenet (Christopher Nolan, 2020)

#65 Post by Brian C » Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:08 pm

Wow, that's an admirable last-second news drop.

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Re: Tenet (Christopher Nolan, 2020)

#66 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:52 am

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Re: Tenet (Christopher Nolan, 2020)

#67 Post by eerik » Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:25 am

^ That's just some random fanart right? Because the typeface/font does not match with the one in the teaser.
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Re: Tenet (Christopher Nolan, 2020)

#68 Post by domino harvey » Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:00 am

Did he pick this title solely to be able to do this with the presentation?

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Re: Tenet (Christopher Nolan, 2020)

#69 Post by Kirkinson » Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:14 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:00 am
Did he pick this title solely to be able to do this with the presentation?
I watched the leaked teaser and
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it’s designed to play the same in reverse as it does forwards
so it would appear the answer is yes.

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Re: Tenet (Christopher Nolan, 2020)

#70 Post by Cde. » Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:46 am

Something like the real teaser poster is now at http://www.tenetmovie.com/.

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Re: Tenet (Christopher Nolan, 2020)

#71 Post by Never Cursed » Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:09 pm


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Re: Tenet (Christopher Nolan, 2020)

#72 Post by Nasir007 » Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:11 am

French Teaser

https://youtu.be/cXTbGERAwwg

3 things

1. Gratifying to see Washington get star billing. This is the billing DiCaprio would have gotten if he were the star. It looks to be an above the title billing for an actor who just broke out last year.

2. Only Nolan and a few other directors can cut a teaser like this. I am not exactly a fan of his but he's definitely one of the biggest star directors in the world, if not the biggest.

3. Is this the same as the American teaser? Was that with Hobbs and Shaw? I didn't see that.

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Re: Tenet (Christopher Nolan, 2020)

#73 Post by mfunk9786 » Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:13 am

Yeah, it's nice to see Denzel Washington's kid get a leg up for once.

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