Get his first twist hit on Blu-ray for the first time in the strictly limited media book

Get his first twist hit on Blu ray for the first

Master director Christopher Nolan has one with his first film Following Low budget thriller created that is not as well known as his other works, but by no means needs to hide. The film, released in 1998, received a rating on Rotten Tomatoes Rating of 84 percent. Lead actor Jeremy Theobald later also played smaller roles in Batman Begins and Tenet.

At the April 26, 2024 Following is released in a limited and numbered version that contains great bonus material. You can already secure the media book at Amazon.

Following in the limited and numbered media book


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The black and white film Following is available in the uncut theatrical version with a length of 70 minutes and with a revised German audio. There is one in the version 16-page booklet with an essay by film scientist Prof. Dr. Marcus Stiglegger included. Among other things, there is an audio commentary by Nolan and a bonus material alternative, chronological cut version. If you don’t want to miss out on the bonus material, you can also watch Following with a Prime subscription*.

Low-budget thriller Following cost $6,000

Nolan showed his Filmmaking skills in his first feature film, in which, in addition to directing, he was also responsible for the script, camera, production and editing. You can also see his here Passion for complex narrative structureswhich defy familiar conventions, as we can later see in works such as Memento, Dunkirk or Oppenheimer.


Following by Christopher Nolan

That the director, who was only 28 at the time, found his own Working hard to get a place in Hollywood also proves the film’s low budget. Nolan only had $6,000 at his disposal, which he used skillfully. Almost all The actors were family members or friends of the British director and some of the sets were private homes of those involved in the film.

In an interview with AV Club, Nolan said that everyone had full-time jobs and stuff only filmed on weekends could be. He put all his savings into the film, which took 3-4 months to shoot. In order to waste as little film as possible, they were Scenes rehearsed down to the smallest detail and the decision to shoot in black and white was also due to the low budget, as it simplified the lighting.

The effort was worth it because Following was playing back then $48,000 and received mostly positive reviews. It brought Nolan a lot of attention and trust, as just two years later his next film, Memento, had a budget of $5 million.

That’s what Chrstopher Nolan’s Following is about

In the exciting and enigmatic Neo-noir thriller is about the unsuccessful author Bill, who follows people on the streets of London in search of inspiration. But his voyeuristic curiosity becomes an obsessionwhen he meets the shady burglar Cobb, who leads him into the depths of the criminal underworld.

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