Like the contemporary auteur, they've been through other influences to make the style of their own. Christopher Nolan has his own distinction, but even you can make it with some practice and minding of the details.
So, what makes a sleek and foreboding film like Christopher Nolan's? Is it the close-ups, the anticipating and climactic long shots, disorienting mediums, overwhelming wide shots? The guys over Studio Binder have specified each of the most prolific scenes found in the auteur's cinematography. Watch it here.
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