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Old 05-21-2012, 03:20 PM
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To use Nolan and Abrams as examples, sure, they are great moviemakes and this good are various things but I think it is fair to say that Abrams is better at creating a magnificent and harmonious picture whereas Nolan is better at writing and coming up with good ideas.
Let's pick Spielberg's Munich, surely a great and entertaining movie that touches an important subject but it is obvious that Spielberg hasn't actually thought much about the issue. Now compare it with Nolan's Inception and it becomes clear that this movie is rather over-thought and lacks a certain natural flow precisely because of that.

Of course great movies precisely avoid any conflict between let's call it harmony and ideas but great movies are rarely a subject of debate.
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