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Is Bane from The Dark Knight Rises an Indian?

In-movie explanation: 1 Bane was reportedly born and raised in the Pit, a hellish prison located within a Middle Eastern country. He came to regard the prison as a home, a place where he ...
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Is Bane from The Dark Knight Rises an Indian?

No, I don't think that he is of Indian descent. The actual location for a scene does not conclusively reveal the actual location of the pit in the movie. Ra's mentions that it (pit) was a hellish ...
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Does Christopher Nolan's Batman have an overarching theme?

As the other excellent answers have shown the movies are rich of various overarching themes, be they political or philosophical, about a hero or his city. But on a very personal level they are about a ...
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Did Nolan leave the ending of Inception up to the audience?

Yes, the ending of Inception is open to viewer's interpretation. Check this interview by Chris Nolan. About the open ending Nolan says that I've always believed that if you make a film with ...
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Why did Nolan want to end the Batman series?

Because: One of the worst things that can happen to a movie franchise, especially a really good one, is over-milking. Some directors in Hollywood care about story, not just money (shocking, I know). ...
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Audience's approval vs. skill of the craft

I'd say probably not. In fact, according to this interview I'd say he sees them as two sides to the same coin: "I've also met enough magicians now to know there's a certain amount of truth to ...
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Why does Nolan fill his recent hits with permanent noise/music?

I think it is done not because he can't reach us through the story, but because he wants to amplify the moment, emotion and feeling you get as a viewer. As you said story itself is good enough to ...
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Does Christopher Nolan's Batman have an overarching theme?

The message is straight forward and twofold: No matter how bad things are, a single person or single idea can make a difference. This contrasts with most heroes (e.g. Superman) which follows a basic ...
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Why was non-linear narrative structure used in Memento?

As from a Christopher Nolan interview, he tried to make the viewers view the story in two different ways. The black and white is what we see from outside. We see Leonard talking to an unknown person. ...
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Are such movies meant to be understood after multiple viewing?

Short answer.. Sorry but no. There are some movies that are meant to be fully understood at the second viewing. Most of the time it is managed by giving the viewer the decryption key at the end of the ...
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Are such movies meant to be understood after multiple viewing?

I believe it's a consequence of the complexity of the story being told, at least in the case of Christopher Nolan's movies, and the amount of time / effort to construct such stories. I'll talk ...
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Are such movies meant to be understood after multiple viewing?

Disclaimer: I haven't seen Tenet yet but heard that it's hard to get. In general, this is how I see it: People make movies to tell their audience a story or a concept. They do their research on that ...
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Are such movies meant to be understood after multiple viewing?

are such movies intentionally meant to be watched more than once to understand? Yes and no. Yes — they are intended to be watched multiple times. Guess there is no need to explain why the creators ...

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