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Following

Christopher Nolan

 
Following (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • United Kingdom
  • 1999
  • 70 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.33:1
  • English
  •  
  • Spine #638

Before he became a sensation with the twisty revenge story Memento, Christopher Nolan fashioned this low-budget, 16 mm black-and-white neonoir with comparable precision and cunning. Providing irrefutable evidence of Nolan’s directorial bravura, Following is the fragmented tale of an unemployed young writer who trails strangers through London, hoping that they will provide inspiration for his first novel. He gets more than he bargained for when one of his unwitting subjects leads him down a dark criminal path. With gritty aesthetics and a made-on-the-fly vibe (many shots were simply stolen on the streets, unbeknownst to passersby), Following is a mind- bending psychological journey that shows the remarkable beginnings of one of today’s most acclaimed filmmakers.

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DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION

  • New, restored digital transfer, supervised by director Christopher Nolan, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
  • New 5.1 surround mix by rerecording mixer Gary Rizzo, presented in DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Audio commentary by Nolan
  • New interview with Nolan
  • Chronological edit of the film
  • Side-by-side comparison of the shooting script with three scenes from the film
  • Doodlebug (1997), a three-minute film by Nolan, starring Following’s Jeremy Theobald
  • Trailers
  • PLUS: A new essay by film critic and programmer Scott Foundas

    New cover by Eric Skillman

Film Essays

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Following: Nolan Begins

By Scott Foundas December 12, 2012

Even with limited resources, Christopher Nolan proved a force to be reckoned with in his thrilling, auspicious debut. Read more »

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Film Essays

Following_essay_feature_thumbnail

Following: Nolan Begins

By Scott Foundas December 12, 2012

Even with limited resources, Christopher Nolan proved a force to be reckoned with in his thrilling, auspicious debut. Read more »


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