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Reel Talks: Tom Shone on The Nolan Variations

People sit outdoors and listen to a Reading Room Memoir Panel book event at Bryant Park in New York City.
August 8, 2022 at 12:30 pm

Talks on movies, the culture of cinema, and filmmaking.

Tom Shone, The Nolan Variations: The Movies, Mysteries, and Marvels of Christopher Nolan

Hosted by Scott Adlerberg, Resident Film Expert

An in-depth look at Christopher Nolan, considered to be the most profound, commercially successful director at work today, written with his full cooperation. A rare, revelatory portrait, “as close as you’re ever going to get to the Escher drawing that is Christopher Nolan’s remarkable brain” (Sam Mendes).

Filled with the director’s never-before-seen photographs, storyboards, and scene sketches, here is Nolan on the evolution of his pictures, and the writers, artists, directors, and thinkers who have inspired and informed his films.

Tom Shone was born in Horsham England in 1967. He is the Film Critic of the London Sunday Times and the author of seven books, including The Nolan Variations (Knopf), Blockbuster: How Hollywood Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Summer (Simon & Schuster) Martin Scorsese: A Retrospective (Abrams) and the forthcoming The Greengrass Papers (Faber, 2023).  He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and daughter.