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Director: Fritz Lang
Nolan Says: In an era when films had to communicate purely with the visual, the relationship between the themes of the story and the architecture of the setting is clear and expressive.
Director: Gillo Pontecorvo
Nolan Says: No film has ever captured the chaos and fear of an uprising as vividly as this film.
Director: Sidney Lumet
Nolan Says: Nobody was better at capturing the unsettling qualities of corruption and its consequence as Sidney Lumet. Not as well- known as known as “Serpico,” but Treat Williams is a revelation.
Director: David Lean
Nolan Says: The very definition of historical epic, in which the tangled emotions of its characters are set in stark relief against the grandest of revolutionary backgrounds.
Director: Ridley Scott
Nolan Says: Simply the most memorable evocation of all that is spectacular and oppressive about the city.