Analysis and explanations of the end: Christopher Nolan's Prestige

SynopsisLondon, Early 20th century. At the dawn of technological discoveries on the verge of revolutionizing the whole world, two illusionists by profession are waging a merciless war to achieve the perfect turn.Analysis of the film The PrestigeWhile the film takes place at the end of the nineteenth century, the Prestige is not claimed as a period film. Christopher Nolan (Memento, The Dark Knight, Inception) puts forward a moment in time, more than a story. The Prestige fascinates above all with its theme and the interaction it creates with the viewer. The film is mounted as an inverted abyss. The magic tricks take place in the film and target a fictional audience specific to the film. However, another form of spectacle is intricated into the first: it is the entire film that the spectators watch is the overall scene of the show. Even as the fiction unfolds, the director reminds us that we are not immune to being fooled either. The first images of the film form a condensed of what the whole film represents. Christopher Nolan catches our attention with the catchphrase of the movie, 'Are you watching closely?' (Are you paying attention?) – which, from the first moment, gives the whole tone of the film. C.Nolan therefore launches a challenge to his audience. He asks them to concentrate knowing that the very fact of asking them the question is distracting. These first images of the film are scattered and commented by the voice of Cutter (Michael Caine) that we see, a few shots later. , testify at a trial. Thus, just the threshold of the film crossed, we understand a primordial thing: something fundamentally serious is about to happen since we are talking about a murder during this scene. During this trial, we learn that a man, Alfred Borden (Christian Bale) is sentenced for the murder of Robert Angier (Hugh Jackman). The two men worked together, until, through disagreements of method and an unfortunate event, they went away and waged a merciless war. How did Borden come to be accused of the murder of his former friend ? It is to this question that the narrative thread of the film tends to respond. We do not know anymore at this point, only that Angier's murder took place during one of his performances on stage. The character of the film we hear and see first is Cutter's iconic figure , interpreted by an effective and catching Michael Caine. The question that comes to mind is, why did you choose Cutter's character to embody this semi omniscient presence throughout the film? Cutter, an engineer responsible for building and creating illusions for illusionists, was particularly close by Robert Angier and testifies against Alfred Borden at the beginning of the film. But why? This analysis is divided into several chapters: WordPress: I like loading …

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