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Christopher Nolan Broke Tradition on ‘Tenet’ by Not Showing Cast the Films That Inspired It

Christopher Nolan Broke Tradition on ‘Tenet’ by Not Showing Cast the Films That Inspired It

One of Christopher Nolan’s filmmaking traditions is to gather his cast and crew before production starts and screen movies that serve as inspiration to the project they’re working on together. Before filming “The Dark Knight,” for instance, Nolan rounded up all of his crews’ department heads to watch Michael Mann’s “Heat.” Ahead of “Dunkirk,” Nolan shared films such as “All Quiet on the Western Front” and “The Battle of Algiers” with his cast. In a new interview with Total Film magazine, Nolan reveals he intentionally broke this longstanding tradition with “Tenet” because the goal was to break through any spy movie influence that might exist.

“Interestingly, this is one of the first films I’ve ever made where we didn’t do any screenings,” Nolan said. “And the reason was, I think we all have the spy genre so in our bones and in our fingertips. I

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