Christopher Nolan and Wes Craven? Mash-up partners? Sure. They are linked in a number of ways. Both are obsessed with the dream-life and its interaction with the waking life, they both look unflinchingly at nightmares, and they both–and this is perhaps their point of greatest similarity–hold little back stylistically. Indeed, the heavy, emotion-laden atmosphere of a film like ‘Inception‘ or a film like ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street‘ sits on top of the film like a crouching demon, both daring the viewer to enter the filmmaker’s world and scaring the viewer with what lies within that world. So Pablo Fernández Eyre, far from making a stretch with this video, makes a significant, provocative connection between the two directors’ work.
Watch: Christopher Nolan Meets Wes Craven in a Mix of ‘Inception’ and ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’