Conspicuous Trailer of the Week: Following

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Ok, the wait is over! One of my most anticipated movies of the year is finally here. It remains to be seen how HUGE Inception will be, whether it will topple Chris Nolan’s previous mega blockbuster The Dark Knight and smash records everywhere. But it is quite likely that given the hype, he’d gain some (or a lot) of new fans with his new film. On that note, I decided to go down memory lane, just a little over a decade ago, to his first feature-length film: Following.

Here’s the trailer:


Even the plot, A young writer who follows strangers for material meets a thief who takes him under his wing, is as mysterious as it is intriguing, two adjectives you can use on most of Nolan’s films. Apparently, even from his early career, Nolan’s signature style has been unusual non-linear plot structure, which he used again in his future movies. It seems that he’s keen on having the audience be as disoriented as the protagonist in his films. Made with a budget of only $6,000, one of the set used in the film was actually the lead actor Jeremy Theobald’s own flat in London. It took a year to complete as the cast and crews had full time jobs so they could only film on Saturdays. It went on to nab a nomination from the British Independent Film Award in 1999.

Since it came highly recommended from fellow bloggers in the comment section of my Top Five Nolan Films post, I’ve rented it from Netflix and the dvd is now sitting on my coffee table, waiting to be watched later tonight.

Has any of you seen this? What do you think? No spoilers please 🙂