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Al Cu Ad Solte
Nov 30, 2005
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http://www.tenetmovie.com/

TENET is the latest and 10th theatrical film from escaped government experiment emotionless brain elemental Christopher Nolan, following the success of 2017's Best Picture nominee DUNKIRK, coming July 17th, 2020.

This is also one of the most expensive original films ever, with a budget around $225 million. It's filming in SEVEN different countries.

What's It About?

No one knows! No one not involved in the production, anyway. Tenet, like Nolan's other films, is shrouded in secrecy. It has been described as "an action epic evolving from the world of international espionage." The few hints of its premise, the nature of the teaser trailer, and Nolan's obsession with time points it to being a spy thriller about time travel, which just gets my heart a-racin'.

The new trailer seems to imply an action thriller about time traveling spies who gain either the ability to manipulate time or become, say, untethered from linear time through dying and then being resurrected.

Who Is In It?

John David Washington, of BlacKkKlansman fame

Robert Pattison, Weird Film Extraordinaire, having worked with Claire Denis and David Cronenberg.

Aaron Taylor-Johnson, charisma vacuum and inexplicable career haver.

Kenneth Branagh. You know who he is come on now.

Nolan mainstay Michael Cain.

Himesh Patel, who just starred in Danny Boyle's Yesterday.

Clémence Poésy, from In Bruges and Harry Potter.

Elizabeth Debicki, recently in Guardians of the Galaxy 2 as Ayesha.

Where's The Trailer?

Currently, there's a short teaser attached to certain films, popping up in surprise before showings of Hobbes & Shaw. It's not available online yet, though several people have attempted to upload recorded versions only for them to be taken down lightning quick.

Lucky for you, I've seen it several times so I will describe it!

The teaser opens with shots of John David Washington, the protagonist, walking towards a bullet hole in a glass pane. As he approaches, and throughout the sequence, we get several phrases that appear:

TIME HAS COME FOR A NEW PROTAGONIST

TIME HAS COME FOR A NEW MISSION

He touches the bullet hole, then walks across the length of the glass, touching another. Suspiciously, while Washington's character moves normally, smoke in the foreground seems to move in reverse.

There are several action shots of Washington, including beating the crap out of some guy, rushing through the streets in tactical gear alongside others, being held down by several people, and finally, breathing steadily into a gas mask as a door opens in front of him, flooding the room with light.

What Does It All Mean???

I don't know and I cannot WAIT to find out. Nolan's filmography is not perfect. He's got as many strengths as weaknesses as a director, writer, and storyteller. But oh boy is the stuff he puts out always a spectacle. I'm also a sucker for high concept action films, so you bet your rear end Inception was an absolute treat.

Thoughts...

The wording of the phrases in the teaser tickle my brain. It says "time has come" not, "the time has come" which is usually how that phrase is worded. This gives the concept of time a kind of personification. As in, time is comin' for that rear end.

In addition, the title is a palindrome, a word that reads the same way forwards as backwards. This is emphasized in how it seems to be stylized as seen in the poster, with the second E reversed and the last T upside down. To quote True Detective, "Time is a flat circle"

A tenet is "a principle or belief, especially one of the main principles of a religion or philosophy."

Anyway, I'm extremely pumped to see an original, high concept, big budget action film starring a black man from the dude who brought us The Prestige and Inception.

Al Cu Ad Solte posted:

https://trailer-track.com/2019/11/27/in-the-pipeline-imax-prologue-for-christopher-nolans-tenet-on-the-way/

Trailer Track reports that an IMAX only prologue of TENET will appear before Rise of Skywalker screenings. The same thing was done with The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises if I'm not mistaken? Anybody who sees this, please do give us the deets.

NEW TRAILER

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdOM0x0XDMo



ANOTHER NEW TRAILER

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3pk_TBkihU

Al Cu Ad Solte fucked around with this message at 15:13 on May 22, 2020

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Al Cu Ad Solte
Nov 30, 2005
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tylersayten posted:

It’s nice to see Nolan pursuing the Prestige/Inception/Interstellar type of filmmaking again rather than generic comic book and WWII stuff.

Agreed, I was really happy he was finally done with Batman because his strengths definitely lie elsewhere. I'm more hyped for Tenet than I have been for any film in a looooong time.

Al Cu Ad Solte
Nov 30, 2005
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Thanks, whoever fixed the title.

Al Cu Ad Solte
Nov 30, 2005
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atrus50 posted:

code:

R O T A S
O P E R A
T E N E T
A R E P O
S A T O R

Tenet is the sator square first and foremost I believe

Iiiiinteresting. Pretty sure we're going to see a recursive plot structure similar to Memento with this one.

Al Cu Ad Solte
Nov 30, 2005
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https://trailer-track.com/2019/11/27/in-the-pipeline-imax-prologue-for-christopher-nolans-tenet-on-the-way/

Trailer Track reports that an IMAX only prologue of TENET will appear before Rise of Skywalker screenings. The same thing was done with The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises if I'm not mistaken? Anybody who sees this, please do give us the deets.

Al Cu Ad Solte
Nov 30, 2005
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All signs are pointing to a trailer for this movie dropping thursday. Will update the OP if true!

https://www.slashfilm.com/tenet-first-look/

NEW TRAILER!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdOM0x0XDMo

Al Cu Ad Solte fucked around with this message at 17:47 on Dec 19, 2019

Al Cu Ad Solte
Nov 30, 2005
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Odoyle posted:

So the macguffin in Tenet is time reversal at will? Lots of fluid reversed shots in the trailer.

I wonder if it's at will or requires some kind of device, or some kind of unpredictable power.

Hello, Mr Fandango? 10,000 tickets to Tenet please.

Al Cu Ad Solte
Nov 30, 2005
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LegendaryFrog posted:

Okay, just finished seeing Star Wars Imax, and the prologue sequence for Tenet they showed was by far the best part of the experience. The whole audience was in awe. If the whole movie comes anywhere near that level of cinematography, consider me hyped.

Just got back so I saw this too. Extremely cool, super intriguing.

The bit where JDW sees the bullet strike the floor beside him before its fired so it travels back into the gun through the guy about to shoot him had me all

Al Cu Ad Solte
Nov 30, 2005
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Trailer 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3pk_TBkihU

Looks like absolute flames. Too bad I ain't risking going to the theaters to see it. Should have just pushed it to next year.

Al Cu Ad Solte
Nov 30, 2005
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The coolest thing in the world to Christopher Nolan is a handsome man in a three piece suit doing karate on a security guard and you know what? He's right.

Al Cu Ad Solte
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Violator posted:

Bike shop was pissed the movie logo is too close to their logo. Nolan reached out:

https://pxlnv.com/linklog/tenet-bikes/

Pretty cool of Nolan to not be a dickwad about it.

Al Cu Ad Solte
Nov 30, 2005
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Oh poo poo I didn't know Wes Chatham was in this! The "I am that guy" scene is probably my favorite scene in modern television.

Al Cu Ad Solte
Nov 30, 2005
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ephori posted:

Anybody read Blake Crouch's 'Recursion'? This trailer gave me the same vibes as the climax of that book, when competing and conflicting and collapsing time loops are happening over and over again.

I've heard a lot about Blake Crouch's work but that sounds dope. I'm gonna hafta read that one.

Al Cu Ad Solte
Nov 30, 2005
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https://variety.com/2020/film/news/christopher-nolan-tenet-delayed-coronavirus-1234576169/

Delayed by two weeks. Big surprise!

Al Cu Ad Solte
Nov 30, 2005
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I know Nolan prefers the traditional cinema experience but that poo poo just ain't gonna happen any time soon. I think Warner Bros should either shelve it until next year or put it on VOD for the price of a regular movie ticket. Or gently caress it, upcharge it to 20$ for rental. I'd absolutely pay 20 dogbones for the next Nolan joint. If it still comes out on the 31st there's a drive in near my house that is playing it, which is cool, but jeez.

Al Cu Ad Solte
Nov 30, 2005
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Tenet isn't Nolan's most expensive movie, but it is one of the most expensive original movies. Avatar still has it beat by quite a bit I think.

Al Cu Ad Solte
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Pablo Bluth posted:

A reported $1B for all the Avatar sequels. Given how bored I was watching the first one, I don't think I'll be making a contribution to getting that back.

A billion for the Avatar sequels? Holy moley. How much did the last two Avengers cost??

Al Cu Ad Solte
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https://www.joblo.com/movie-news/warner-bros-strongly-considered-pushing-tenet-beyond-july



Long story short, Warner Bros considered pushing the release back even further but Nolan keeps fighting against it and WB keeps caving because they want to keep him happy. Why is he being such an absolute loving dumbass?

Al Cu Ad Solte
Nov 30, 2005
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I'm so loving mad at this dude. 200 million dollar original summer blockbuster starring an insanely talented black actor and it's going to be loving ruined because Nolan is being a twat. JUST DELAY IT YOU MOTHER FUCKER!!!

Al Cu Ad Solte
Nov 30, 2005
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Sigh, well Nolan can go gently caress hisself and there's zero chance I'm going to the theater to see this despite how excited I am for it unless it comes to drive ins, but here's a new Entertainment Weekly article that has some inch resting information. I'd say beware of spoilers but like, it's info Nolan's giving out himself, he clearly wants people to know it, so

vv

https://ew.com/movies/christopher-nolan-tenet-cover/

Al Cu Ad Solte
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Justin Godscock posted:

If this movie is about trying to stop 9/11 than M Night Shyamalan is just going to quit.

Making some of the worst films of the decade couldn't make that rear end in a top hat quit.

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Al Cu Ad Solte
Nov 30, 2005
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I'm back from SA exile and if anybody liked this movie I'd bother updating the OP lol. Basically this is how I feel about the movie:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2MLU2S9i5Y

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