Christopher Priest

Too much sound and fury in Christopher Nolan’s movies

Tom Shone is deferential in his interviews with the director — but the ear-splitting spectacles just leave the head spinning

Christopher Nolan and Kenneth Branagh during the filming of Dunkirk (2017). Credit: Alamy

In 2006 the director Christopher Nolan filmed an adaptation of one of my novels, written a decade and a half earlier. Other than providing the source book, I had no involvement with any part of the filming. Unlike some novelists who have a Hollywood film made, I was not at all disappointed with the result: it struck me as an intelligent, skilful and imaginative adaptation, both similar to but also subtly different from the novel.

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