Christopher Nolan’s ‘Doodlebug’

Posted by · 2:12 pm · July 20th, 2010

I was looking at Brad Brevet’s take on ranking the films of Christopher Nolan over at Rope of Silicon and stumbled across an embed for the director’s 1997 short “Doodlebug.” I hadn’t seen it yet, honestly, and I imagine others haven’t either.  So I figured I’d post it for some discussion.

What are we seeing here that would find its way into Nolan’s feature work?  You could pull out themes of identity, or reality vs. perception, maybe.  There’s certainly an undercurrent of paranoia in his films that has roots here, too.  Anyway, passing it along for your viewing pleasure on an EXTREMELY slow pre-Comic-Con Tuesday.  Check out the short after the jump.

Also worth pointing out, the trailer for the upcoming IFC re-release of “Following”:

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  • 1 7-20-2010 at 2:45 pm

    Chris138 said...

    I remember coming across that short video before. Very clever and creative.

  • 2 7-20-2010 at 3:11 pm

    ThreeOfAKind said...

    Very much a vintage Twilight Zone feel.

    Has Chris talked about TZ and that era of sci-fi influencing his work? I haven’t seen it.

  • 3 7-20-2010 at 4:58 pm

    Maxim said...

    Hardly creative, Chris:

  • 4 7-20-2010 at 7:10 pm

    Ken said...


    The Following was very promising, though.

  • 5 7-20-2010 at 7:53 pm

    Filmoholic said...

    I remember seeing this a few years ago. The visual style is kinda Noir-ish.

  • 6 7-20-2010 at 11:19 pm

    Kevin K. said...

    It’s a cool little experimental short film. Nothing less, nothing more.