101 Greatest Screenplays of the 21st Century (*so far)

In an old YouTube video, Christopher Nolan stands at a chalkboard and diagrams the plot of his film for an interviewer. He explains where the “backward” narrative structure goes, alongside co-existing timelines told from objective and subjective points of view. Within this is the story of a man suffering from memory loss trying to solve the murder of his wife. Nolan told IndieWire that Graham Swift’s novel Waterland was an influence, and that he found conventional movie plot structure constraining, saying: “I’m trying to put together that narrative influence that I see used more freely in books.”