Create Game Lists on MeltedJoystick.com
FilmCrave home
   Movies  Members
Search +
Searching... Close  
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?
  
 
  Login Using Facebook
Twitter
 
     

MikeInMotion's Movie Reviews (23)

view profile + 
 
4/4
3.5/4
4/4
2.5/4
3/4
4/4
3.5/4
1/4
2/4
3/4
3/4
3.5/4
3/4
3.5/4
3.5/4
3/4
2.5/4
3.5/4
3.5/4
2.5/4
1/4
2.5/4
3/4

 

Following 
Money Shmoney
3.5/4 stars

How do you make an engrossing crime drama with just a $6,000 budget? You canít, but Christopher Nolan can. Nolan was the director, writer, photographer, editor and producer for this film, which came out in 1998. This was his first feature film, made before anybody knew what Memento was and LONG before anybody knew what The Dark Knight was. Christopher Nolan was just getting his feet wet, but he shows here that he was a force to be reckoned with. Nolan has a fantastic imagination, one that he has used to make some magnificent films, and Following is no exception to the rule.

Following is about an unemployed writer (simply credited as The Young Man) who begins following around random strangers in the streets just to see where they go and what they do. As time passes he decides to start following specific people that interest him. He ends up following a man in a suit who confronts him and says that he is a serial burglar named Cobb (hey, thatís DiCaprioís name in Inception). Cobb invites The Young Man to come with him as he robs houses, and The Young Man accepts the offer. However, we soon learn that Cobb and The Young Manís meeting was not a coincidence, and that The Young Man is getting into a lot more than he bargained for.

Itís amazing that this film is as good as it is, because Christopher Nolan had VERY little to work with on such a small budget. It was filmed after Nolan got off of work from his day job, and was a project he completed almost entirely on his own. Even so, it all works very well. The actors do a very good job, the camera-work is surprisingly good, and the plot is fantastic and well-paced. This goes to show that it does not take a big budget to make a great film. As long as the plot is good and acting believable, budget doesnít matter.


Recent Comments

Comment On Review

 
 
Log In
Help on how to log into FilmCrave
Login with Facebook
Login with FilmCrave
 
 
What Members Are Doing
Movie Talk
New Movie Reviews
New Movie Lists
Top Movie List by Seth
2012 by Karmand
Top Movie List by cacb3995
Top Movie List by SIngli6
Movies I watched for the Nth time by Rod
Watched in 2017 by tonks76
Movies of 2017 by Stoney McStonerson
Fantastic French Films I Have Seen by Chris Kavan

 

 

 

Contact FilmCrave Public Relations    

Advertise and Business

Developer API

Contact Us

Jobs

About us

SiteMap

 

Support FilmCrave

FAQ and Help

News and Press

Terms of Use

Privacy

   
Are you sure you want
to delete this review?