Whatever you want to say about filmmaker Christopher Nolan and his "Dark Knight Trilogy" either individually or as a whole, there's no denying that he may be one of the smartest men making movies. That was something immediately evident when ComingSoon.net and SuperHeroHype.com attended "A Conversation with Christopher Nolan" at the Walter Reade Theater in Lincoln Center on Wednesday night, as the director talked at length about making the Batman movies, answering questions quietly but eloquently.
Kudos to Film Comment's Scott Foundas who held the conversation and answered some incredibly insightful questions to get Nolan to talk about his craft and methods while picking some of the less obvious clips from all three movies to show. Since few people rarely get a chance to speak with Nolan personally or even hear an interview with him live and unedited (which is normally the case with print interviews), it was definitely a great night for fans of the trilogy.
Everyone attending the evening was also handled a Film Comment supplement containing another interview with Nolan by Foundas, which you can read here. One thing he talks about in that interview that he didn't at the conversation is the end of The Dark Knight Rises and how it wasn't meant to set up another Batman movie, for those who still believe recent news that the ending was meant to set up another Batman movie with Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the lead.
You can read some of the highlights of the conversation over on SuperHeroHype.