I’m Tom Shone and I’m the author of THE NOLAN VARIATIONS — a book I wrote in collaboration with filmmaker Christopher Nolan — ask me anything!
I first met Christopher Nolan in 2000 on the eve of Memento’s release. Since then, his rise has been meteoric, with blockbusters like The Dark Knight, Inception and Dunkirk establishing him as the most successful filmmaker to come out of the British Isles since Alfred Hitchcock. Over the years I’ve asked him many times to collaborate on a book and in 2016 he finally relented. Over the next four years, he sat down for dozens of hours of interviews in which we talked about everything — his inspirations, his influences, his methods, his obsessions — during the time it took him to write, shoot and edit his latest film, Tenet. If you've already read the book, I'd love to hear from you, or if you’re just curious about Nolan and his work, please ask away! I will answer as many questions as I can, but I will answer book questions first.
Learn more about the book here
And you can watch a trailer for the book here: https://youtu.be/xp3zrCFkSJA