As “Tenet” releases all across the world in a staggered pattern in light of the pandemic, Warner Bros released a behind-the-scenes video hyping up Christopher Nolan’s time-bending espionage movie, which is nothing short than the thrilling experience the movie promises to be.
With Nolan at the helm, “Tenet” is rooted in epistemological and metaphysical themes, exploring human mortality, the construction of time, and the malleable nature of memory and personal identity. His work is permeated by mathematically inspired images and concepts, unconventional narrative structures, practical special effects, experimental soundscapes, large-format film photography, and materialistic perspective.
The BTS video underlines how Nolan prefers tangible sets and building realistic contraptions for applied complex effects over that of computer-generated imagery. The athletic background of John David Washington sure comes handy to grasp his action sequences better.
Washington, who gained spotlight after his performance in Spike Lee’s racial drama “BlacKkKlansman,” is the lead protagonist in “Tenet” who gets introduced to a concept called inversion, which reverses the entropy of an object or person. It is a fascinatingly new way to play with time.
This might as well be Nolan’s greatest work yet and Robert Pattinson gives the biggest reveal in the BTS video of an epic plane crash sequence which feels very “real” saying, “A lot of these sequences, you kind of read in the script and you just think, ‘Yeah, would be cool in a movie.’ And then you get to set, and it’s like, ‘Yeah, we got a 747 crashing into the building. That’s how we’re achieving the 747 crashing into the building.’ It feels very, very real, essentially ‘cause it is real.”
“Tenet” was shot in various countries, including India, Denmark, Estonia, Italy, Norway, the UK, and the US at their busiest times. From summer in Amalfi to monsoon in Mumbai, the crew emphasized on real locations impacting their performance.
Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Dimple Kapadia, Himesh Patel, Michael Caine, and Kenneth Branagh also star in the movie. Check out the BTS video right here:
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