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Christopher Nolan is as visionary a director as there is in the industry today. He makes movies differently -- and often they involve stellar special visual effects. The one that really stands out, though, is Inception -- for which he was nominated for a Best Picture Oscar. The movie had sequence upon sequence that was absolutely stunning, and combined techniques in ways that had yet to be seen.
Take, for example, the Paris street scene where the city looks to fold up behind Leonardo DiCaprio and Ellen Page. What audiences don't realize is that all the aspects that have to change with the sequence....how it folds, how the people and objects in the shot change based on the directional change, how the lighting should look, etc. Nolan's visual effects team (which won the Oscar that year) had all of those details down and then that had to match up with the audio and the actor's reactions and all sorts of factors that make our heads hurt just thinking about it. And that was just one of many scenes that involved that type of detail!
That's the magic of a Christopher Nolan movie -- and it's something hard for others to duplicate.