Re: Steven Spielberg calls the Nolan Batman movies beautiful art films
To get back to Spielberg's quote. I think he's absolutely right about how a commercial blockbuster doesn't have to just be that. It's a rarity IMO to find a massive money making blockbuster that can be promoted as a popcorn movie and considered fun...that also has intelligence, good direction/cinematography/editing/whatever. But it can happen.
Nolan's Batman movies are like that. Even Inception is a movie i would put into that category.
I would say Neil Blomkamp is close. Im not quite sure since ive only seen District 9 once back in 2009, and Elysium once this summer. But i would say sure to those movies.
Gravity is a much better example though.
I think if Affleck writes/directs his own Batman movies, there's a good chance that they'll be added to that list as well. Seeing the types of scripts he likes to shoot. I have no doubt of the grittiness he would bring to Gotham, with a good cast and great performances, but i wouldnt call Affleck's films "visually artistic" as Spielberg likes to say.
"Every time you open that dvd box to watch the Dark Knight, it's actually a slice of baloney. the real movie is in your mind and Nolan performed an Inception on all of us." - tacit-ronin-
Last edited by shauner111; 12-06-2013 at 07:58 PM.