Director Christopher Nolan reveals that one of his favorite scenes on Tenet was made possible by the new IMAX cameras he has used.
Tenet is one of the most anticipated films of the year, it has finally been released in cinemas around the world after many delays due to the pandemic caused by the Coronavirus. The sci-fi action movie stars John David Washington, Robert Pattinson and Elizabeth debicki, among many others. Although its initial reviews were somewhat divided, the Christopher Nolan it has already exceeded 146 million dollars worldwide.
Recently, Christopher Nolan revealed how he filmed one of his favorite Tenet scenes in an interview. He explained that it was very complicated to do and that he would not have dared to perform such a feat without the adequate time and experience he has had with the IMAX cameras.
This is the scene.
This is how Christopher Nolan himself explains it: “One of my favorite moments in the film we almost discarded. Since this is the shot where the camera looks down from the bow of the boat, where you see the waves rushing backwards… That was one where we were on the icebreaker. We had that kind of thinking: “Let's try to get the camera out somehow and stick it to the side of the helmet.” And Hoyte and Ryan, our key grab, found a little port hole in the bow of the ship, and I built a track so we could roll the camera and use a pole to tilt the camera down. It was a very difficult shot to obtain. But they are such things that I don't think we would have dared to do with those cameras when we started with them in The Dark Knight. You just end up using it with time and experience like you would any other format, and that really sets you free. “
The history of cinema would not be the same without Christopher Nolan's films. It's really fascinating to get a glimpse of the director's creative process and how much effort and appreciation he puts into executing each take.
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