Thursday, July 19, 2012

Quote: Christopher Nolan Doesn't Do Email or Mobile Phones

As if I couldn't admire the director of Dark Knight Rises and Inception anymore, Christopher Nolan admits in an interview that he doesn't use email or have a mobile phone. In a world where addicted people hold tightly onto their iPhones like an oxygen tank, Mr. Nolan couldn't be bothered because he just doesn't need these toys. I have a very basic cell phone, it's so basic, my 12 year old nephew teased me about it and showed me his android. Whatever! But I can relate to Christopher, can you?
"It's not that I'm a Luddite and don't like technology; I've just never been interested," Nolan said. "When I moved to L.A. in 1997, nobody really had cell phones, and I just never went down that path." [He continues to explain]  A lot of the things people amuse themselves with really are just toys for grown-ups, and it eats your time and pulls your concentration," he said. "The idea that you're holding in your hand a device that will actually let you speak to another human being and instead of using it for that, you type some silly little message and send a one-way communication — it's a very odd step backwards in communication terms."

At the age of a youthful 41, Christopher's indifferent attitude towards the communication technology tools that so many people are desperately dependent on is admirable, and very zen like. I can go days without looking at my cell phone, I know some people can't go 5 minutes without it. As a Communication major, I find Christopher's low tech stance to be pretty sensible, cool, and humble.

Source: Next Movie


  1. I used the same cell phone my dad gave me for almost 10 years and the only reason i bought a new one was bc it broke and the guy to whom i take it to be fixed said: "My child( yes he said that :P) this phone is dead do yourself a favor and buy a new one stat!" You can imagine the jokes i heard from my friends that have new cell phones every 6 months ;) I liked technology but i don't need it that much tho i use email a lot bc of my work. And here is the house of my beloved Woody Allen, the last picture of the post is the place where he writes the screenplays of the films i love so much:

  2. LOL! That's funny. You know, if it works for you, keep it until it dies on you. I've had my current no thrills phone for 4 years now. But I did buy a new phone with a QWERTY slide open board last year as I need it to work in Canada. I feel sorry for the people who have to have the latest model every 6 months.

  3. I hate talking on the phone to be honest. I use my phone only when I "need" to. Good for Nolan

  4. People just don't have common sense anymore. Although I have a car, for convenience, I take the bus into work. I hate how I have to deal with stupid people talking about pure bullshit so early in the morning, or as I'm going home. They don't care who can hear their side of the conversation, just as long as they can have the conversation. I don't like talking on the phone in public too because it's private and I am self-conscious of people listening to what I say. Too bad more people aren't like you and I and Christopher.