Chris Nolan Directs TDKR

Not since the height of Steven Spielberg has a director dominated Hollywood like Christopher Nolan. In the last 17 years, the English-born director has effortlessly moved from small-budget thrillers like Memento to the blockbuster mainstay of The Dark Knight trilogy. He has proven adept across the film-making spectrum and doesn’t have a single financially or critically failing title to his name. It’s the kind of hot streak that has journalists asking, “do you ever dream about your first flop?”

Nolan knows well enough to avoid such leading questions, instead focusing on the work at hand. It helps that he avoids modern technology like the plague and immerses himself in the process that inspires ...

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