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Old 11-04-2013, 10:02
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A simple question. Whose films do you more eagerly await to see when released? For me, it's Boyle. The reason? He's the most versatile director since Kubrick. You never know which genre he will tackle next, but you can be sure he'll provide yo something worth watching!
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Old 11-04-2013, 10:28
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Nolan for me.

One of the few directors who I have seen nearly every movie.
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Old 11-04-2013, 11:31
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It's not possible to eagerly await films from both of them simultaneously?

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Old 11-04-2013, 11:36
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I love almost all of Nolan's films.

I liked Shallow Grave and Trainspotting from Boyle. Most others of his have bored me to be honest. I would say he is very hit and miss, but mostly miss.
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Old 11-04-2013, 13:14
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Boyles only classic for me is Trainspotting, Nolans Classics for me are Memento, The Prestige, The Dark Knight.

For both I find their other films are rather overrated. 127 hours has a magnificent ending, but drags before that, Slumdog is half good, Inception was a bit dumb to me, I just liked the floating about bits, the other two Batman films are not a patch on the middle film.

They are both makers of original films though, and that has to be respected, and I will always be interested to see what their latest movies are like. Nolan definitely has the edge though.

I saw Trance yesterday, great beginning, then it went up its own rabbit hole, and was another half good film.
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Old 11-04-2013, 13:24
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I love almost all of Nolan's films.

I liked Shallow Grave and Trainspotting from Boyle. Most others of his have bored me to be honest. I would say he is very hit and miss, but mostly miss.
I personally love 28 Days Later and Sunshine.
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Old 11-04-2013, 13:59
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Neither. Tarantino for me
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Old 11-04-2013, 19:29
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Nolan.
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Old 11-04-2013, 19:32
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I don't "eagerly await" either of their films. But prefer Nolan's on the basis i've watched five of his films, not because he was attached but because of the premise of the film alone. As for Boyle, i've watched half of the Beach and Sunshine, which would imply i'm not too interested in his output.
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Old 11-04-2013, 20:22
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I'd go Boyle. He seems to be able to tackle a wide variety of styles and genres and be very good at all of them, whereas Nolan clearly has an area of interest that he likes to stick to. But I respect and enjoy the work of both...

Can't wait to see Trance but I can't stand going to the cinema, I shall wait for the Blu Ray and pre-order that instead...
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Old 11-04-2013, 21:00
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I like both, but I respect Boyle a little more for having the guts to try different genres and styles.
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Old 11-04-2013, 21:04
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Nolan. Have seen all of his films except Following and have thoroughly enjoyed them all.

Boyle is supremely talented but the films of his that I've seen have been hit and miss. Loved Trainspotting, 28 Days Later, 127 Hours, and Millions, but didn't enjoy Slumdog, Trance, or Sunshine.
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Old 11-04-2013, 21:08
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Nolan by a million miles. Like Boyle and especially his style but he has had a few duds for me. Nolan though hasn't made a bad film yet though IMO.
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Old 11-04-2013, 23:13
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Boyle is seen as more of a risk-taker and often seems to receive a lot of praise on this principle alone, which is fair enough. But I feel Nolan is better at actually putting films together, he's just more of a technician (sort of a compliment, sort of not, depending how you look at it).

But... he sometimes allows his films to buckle under exposition and become mired in a narrative mess (TDKR was a hugely disappointing mess of a film). I can see how Boyle's films could be perceived as being a breath of fresh air in comparison.

On the whole, I prefer Nolan's films though. I'm just glad that he's finished with the Batman trilogy now. He got bogged down with them I feel.
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Old 11-04-2013, 23:44
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Of all the films that have unnecessarily been in two or more parts (Twilight, The Hobbit, The Hangover, Kill Bill, the new Hunger Games is being split and even the final Harry Potter could have been just a 3 hour long film) TDKR really need two parts to tell it all. Another film could easily have been made with the story of TDKR. It's the weakest of the Batfilms for me but the good still heavily outweigh the bad IMO.
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Old 12-04-2013, 00:41
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I would broadly give it Danny Boyle because he has dealt with a broader range of styles and has generally succeeded. I like Trainspotting, 28 Days Later, Sunshine, Slumdog....Still I like Memento and The Dark Knight...but I was very disappointed by Inception..which didn't have the depth I expected.
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Old 12-04-2013, 01:35
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Was it just me who wanted to see more David Bowie/Michael Caine interaction in The Prestige? Two of my idols right there.
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Old 12-04-2013, 03:48
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I would broadly give it Danny Boyle because he has dealt with a broader range of styles and has generally succeeded. I like Trainspotting, 28 Days Later, Sunshine, Slumdog....Still I like Memento and The Dark Knight...but I was very disappointed by Inception..which didn't have the depth I expected.

Deffo Nolan for me. Hasn't disappointed yet with out of his movies. But dude seriously you were disappointed by the depth of inception? I think it was his best film, great character development, great premise. Best Sci-fi since the matrix for me.
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Old 12-04-2013, 12:55
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Nolan by miles. Only film I really really like from Danny Boyle is Shallow Grave, yet to see Trance though.
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Old 12-04-2013, 13:03
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Nolan for me. Although a fan of Boyle too, I do prefer Nolan's films- and they're so rewatchable. The Prestige and Memento are his finest.
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Old 12-04-2013, 16:20
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It's not possible to eagerly await films from both of them simultaneously?

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No, in the modern world of the internet you must pick x over y and furthermore x or y's next work will be instantly declared either the "BEST THING EVA!" or "BIGGEST TRAVESTY IN CINEMA HISTORY AND FULL OF PLOT HOLES"
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Old 12-04-2013, 16:21
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I don't really eagerly await either of their films to be honest. I liked Slumdog Millionaire and I saw Trance last night, but apart from that I'm not sure I've seen any of his other films.

As for Nolan, I LOVED Memento and really enjoyed The Prestige and Dark Knight but I haven't really been blown away by any of his others.
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Old 12-04-2013, 16:21
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I like Danny Boyle, and I like Christopher Nolan, but which one's best? ..........
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Old 12-04-2013, 16:42
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Christopher Nolan.

I don't think that there is a Danny Boyle film that I like so I don't await them at all.
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Old 12-04-2013, 16:47
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So what we've learn is Nolan has less failures, but Danny Boyle is more experimental.

So the question is, if Nolan were to stop doing sci-fi would his films still be as good?

And is a noble failure better than a comfortable success?
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