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Happy Birthday Christopher Nolan! Watch 20-Minute 'Charlie Rose' Episode With The Director For 'Batman Begins'

The Playlist By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist July 30, 2013 at 2:57PM

It would seem that Christopher Nolan is one of the few top-tier directors to have made nary a misstep in his career. While our retrospective from about a year ago, perhaps controversially, argues that his weakest films were "Following" and "Batman Begins," even in those cases they weren't outright failures and still offered many of the techniques, motifs and trademarks that he has established consistently across a strong brace of films. Up next for the director is his secretive (naturally) sci-fi "Interstellar," but before he starts work on that next month he's got one thing to get out of the way first. Blowing out his birthday candles.
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Christopher Nolan

It would seem that Christopher Nolan is one of the few top-tier directors to have made nary a misstep in his career. While our retrospective from about a year ago, perhaps controversially, argues that his weakest films were "Following" and "Batman Begins," even in those cases they weren't outright failures and still offered many of the techniques, motifs and trademarks that he has established consistently across a strong brace of films. Up next for the director is his secretive (naturally) sci-fi "Interstellar," but before he starts work on that next month he's got one thing to get out of the way first. Blowing out his birthday candles.

Today Nolan celebrates his 43rd birthday and we figured it might be a good time to take a brief trip back in time, to the first movie that lodged him firmly into blockbuster territory: "Batman Begins." The director tends to be selective about press and it seems to be even more so as his career has pushed forward, but in the video below he sits for a good 20-minutes on "Charlie Rose", with Christian Bale, to talk about his first superhero movie. And for a bonus round after that: a nearly 30-minute talk about "Batman Begins" with Elvis Mitchell on "The Treatment." Check 'em both out...

This article is related to: Christopher Nolan, Batman Begins, Christian Bale, Interstellar


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