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Are You Watching Closely?
A mysterious story of two magicians whose intense rivalry leads them on a life-long battle for supremacy -- full of obsession, deceit and jealousy with dangerous and deadly consequences.
Forget "The Dark Knight". Forget "The Dark Knight Rises". Forget even "Inception". This film matches the levels of greatness that "Memento", my favorite Nolan film, manages to reach, and it does it without telling the story backwards. This is dark, mysterious, captivating, intelligent, and is easily one of Nolan's most under rated films so far.
An ingeniously crafted tale of twists & turns, a fascinating vignette of obsession & jealousy, and an interesting illustration of friendship & rivalry, The Prestige is a magical piece of thrilling cinema by Christopher Nolan which comes with its own set of pledge, turn & prestige moments just like any great magic trick and cleverly manages to take its ordinary premise & turn it into something truly extraordinary.
The Prestige is the story of a friendship that became a rivalry which later turned deadly. The plot concerns two renowned stage magicians in London near the end of the 19th century who engage in competitive one-upmanship in an attempt to create the ultimate illusion but their increasing obsession to best each other's tricks eventually leads them…
After the disappointment of The Dark Knight Rises I wanted to revisit Nolan at his best. Whilst the film’s narrative structure is fragmented, much like the elusive puzzle at the heart of the story, it is deftly plotted where each component is revealed to fit neatly together and create a satisfying whole. The brilliance of the film is that it reveals everything to the audience at the very beginning. It tells you exactly how the trick is achieved early on, you just need to be paying attention. Yet, despite knowing how every twist and turn will play out the film still rewards repeated viewings which is very rare for this type of film. The twists are never cheap, they are…
Human nature is as destructive as it is constructive. We have the power and knowledge to build impressive constructions, invent machinery and technology that greatly alleviate our lives and can prove extremely beneficent for future generations. We are capable of love, we form families, have children. Everything is at our disposal, thanks to our ingenuity and love we have the opportunity to live in harmony. Yet we crave for more. We feel misunderstood, betrayed, we become cocky, blinded by desire and ambition, greed nests in our brains and hatred in our hearts. We hurt everyone around us, push away our dearest, turn our backs on anyone we ever cared for, we destroy and sacrifice everything that we so compassionately created…
"Are you watching closely?" - Alfred Borden
Yeah...so, this is the film that had me all the way. It's sublime. It's one of the most intelligent films I've ever seen. It's got my mind working in over-drive. I'm over-heating. I can't say anything at all about this to people who haven't seen it, so I'll just babble on critically...
Everyone, and I mean everyone, is at the top of their game here. Particularly Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale. Their roles as hero and villain, protagonist and antagonist are constantly shifting between them, as they're both as equally flawed as one another. At first, they both look like they're horrifically uncomfortable in their roles with their foreign accents, but it doesn't…
Part one of Preparing (As much as Humanly Possible) For Interstellar
Ah, The Prestige. Such a magic trick, such a brilliant concept, such beautiful execution, such rich cinematography, such immaculate performances; the entire film is an example of Christopher Nolan as a magician. As a storyteller. As a master of the medium. And as one of the finest directors of the modern generation.
It might be my favorite of Nolan's work, and while that might change as I work through his filmography in anticipation for Interstellar, one fact that will never change is that The Prestige is incredible. Masterfully combining fantastical, dramatic, and surrealistic touches; Christopher Nolan weaves this biting little tale with such operatic grandeur that you want to…
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This movie has everything that Chris Nolan does best. An engaging story, wrapped in a mystery, wrapped in an enigma,... Great performance from both lead actors, and superior directing/editing.
It's moving on up. Almost at that perfect score.
Ein exzellenter FIlm, aber da Nolan Regie geführt hat, ist auch nichts anderes zu erwarten...
Hervorragende Schauspieler, exzellente Story mit einem Ende das man sich so während dem Film nicht vorstellen konnte.
Überragend, empfehle ich jedem weiter
Prestige - Meister der Magie ist ein fantastisches Drama über Konkurrenz, Hass und Versessenheit. Der Film ist düster und beklemmend. Besonders die Acts der beiden Hauptprotagonisten Christian Bale und Hugh Jackman sind fantastisch, man nimmt ihnen ihre Rolle ab. Man hasst sie, liebt sie, verflucht sie, freut sich mit ihnen, weint mit ihnen und wird immer wieder von den Twists und Turns, wie eben in der "schein" Magie überrascht.
I half cringe at myself now for liking Now You See Me so much. This is twice as artful, if not always quite as mindlessly fun (not that fun is required, of course; I'll take more thoughtful entertainment any day). It shares certain things in common, however: Michael Caine (obligatory, of course, to play the wise old man in Nolan films), and a constant feeling - as you'd expect from a magic movie - that what you're seeing is a deception, often emphasized through thematic dialogue.
That's both the film's greatest strength and my number one misgiving with it: there's something unsettling about how explainy it is, how obvious it is about employing its sleights of hand and how much…
Not the best christopher Nolan movie
"The pledge, the turn, & the prestige."
Another masterpiece of Christopher Nolan. Such ensemble casts, such trickery, such wow.
All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1187. An easy way of seeing how…