‘Dunkirk’ director Christopher Nolan reportedly isn’t happy with the way his films appear on television, as the format can often change how movies look to viewers.
The ‘Dunkirk’ filmmaker – who has also made the likes of ‘Interstellar’ and ‘Inception’ – is said to have pushed for change in the industry in a survey sent to his contemporaries.
As reported by Slash Film, a message penned by Nolan and fellow director Jonathan Mostow – both co-chairs of the DGA’s Creative Rights Committee – revealed they have approached television manufacturers to address the issue.
Alongside the letter, it’s said there was a survey to help create a “reference mode” to make sure viewers see films as they were originally intended.
The note – signed by the pair – read, “Many of you have seen your work appear on television screens looking different from the way you actually finished it. Modern televisions have extraordinary technical capabilities, and it is important that we harness these new technologies to ensure that the home viewer sees our work presented as closely as possible to our original creative intentions.”
The letter continued to read, “To this end, Christopher Nolan and Paul Thomas Anderson reached out, via the studio UHD Alliance, to television manufacturers.”
“By starting a dialogue with the manufacturers themselves we hope to try and give directors a voice in how the technical standards of our work can be maintained in the home.”
Nolan’s efforts come after he recently revealed he thought he was perfectly suited to the Batman franchise.
The 47-year-old filmmaker – who is married to Emma Thomas – helmed the ‘Dark Knight’ trilogy, and he has admitted to being better suited to Batman than a heightened comic book movie.
Asked about his experiences of working on Batman, he previously confessed, “It’s a superhero, but it’s based on ideas of guilt, fear, these strong impulses that the character has. Bruce Wayne doesn’t have any super-powers other than extraordinary wealth.”
“But really, he’s just someone who does a lot of push-ups. In that sense, he’s very relatable and human. I think that’s why I gravitated towards it,” he added.