The Dead Wives of Christopher Nolan Movies Ranked
Christopher Nolan may have a problem. As plenty of you probably know, Nolan is one of this generation’s greatest filmmakers thanks to films such as The Dark Knight, Inception, Memento, and The Prestige, among others. The man makes dark blockbuster-sized films that challenge the mind, body, and soul.
And yet, as Sherlock Holmes would (kind of) proclaim, something is afoot. Within each of Nolan’s films lies one continuous motif: the dead wife. As surly as Matthew McConaughey removes his shirt or Tom Hanks takes a leak in practically all of their films, Nolan likes to murder the wives of his protagonists for one reason or another.
This isn’t a criticism. As stated, Nolan remains atop the list of extraordinary filmmakers, but someone may want to check on his wife Emma Thomas from time to time as the man seems to harbor some sort of dark vendetta against wives that, if left unchecked, may lead to something truly sinister…
Read! Though, please be warned: SPOILERS! (including for Tenet)
Memento’s entire storyline stems from the death of the protagonist’s wife. In this case, Leonard (Guy Pearce) helplessly watches his lady die in front of him during a violent altercation that leaves him with short-term memory loss. Leonard spends the entire film searching for
Marlin’s son Nemo his wife’s killer and audiences try to wrap their heads around a plot told in reverse — it begins at the end and works its way back to the beginning. Except, plot twist: Leonard’s wife didn’t actually die from the incident but instead perished after an insulin overdose administered by Leonard himself — an event we witness twice with two different women! Cue the dramatic music. And someone check to make sure Emma Thomas isn’t diabetic.
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Them’s the facts, folks. Now, it’s up to you to deduce what it all means! Does Nolan have a serious problem we need to discuss? Sound off in the comments below!
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