From Following (1998) to Interstellar (2014), Nolan's films have explored the philosophical concerns of cinema articulated through a distinctive cerebral style that is marked by a frequent experimentation with non-linear storytelling, and yet remains integrated within classical Hollywood narrative and genre frameworks. Through the contextualization and close readings of each of his films, this collection brings together academic work from a range of disciplines to examine the director's central themes and preoccupations - memory, time, trauma, masculinity and identity - whilst also offering analyses of otherwise marginalized aspects of his work, such as the function of music, video games and the impact of IMAX and other new technologies.
Jacqueline Furby is Senior Lecturer in Film at Southampton Solent University, UK. She is coauthor of Fantasy (XXX?). Stuart Joy is Associate Lecturer in Film and Television at Southampton Solent University, UK.