Story Maps: The Films of Christopher Nolan

“…an intricately detailed and compelling look into one of today’s most successful working directors.”

~Script Magazine

Story Maps: The Films of Christopher NolanChristopher Nolan and his frequent writing partners David Goyer and Jonathan Nolan are known for complicated narratives that seem to break all of the rules of screenwriting structure and demand multiple viewings and intense analysis to understand.  But when you see their movies broken down into the practical and accessible template known as the Story Map, the classic techniques and advanced writing methods of these densely-plotted masterpieces reveal themselves.

The book, co-authored with Dan Calvisi of Act Four Screenplays, came out of our mutual passion for Christopher Nolan’s films. Fans above all else, we marveled at Nolan’s ability to weave a story while entertaining on an epic scale.

  • Discover the common themes and techniques that bind the films of The Dark Knight trilogy
  • Navigate the mind-bending dream world of Inception
  • Decipher the meticulously crafted film-as-illusion that is The Prestige
  • Unravel Memento’s “backwards” narrative

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