The Prestige Paper

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Warren Bales Prof. Rindlesbach Movie Essay #2 June 20 th , 2010. “The Prestige” In Christopher Nolan’s stirring film there is an underlying message about the desperation that men can succumb to when both trying to protect their pride and seek revenge. The two magicians who face off, Alfred Borden and Robert Angier, are men of passion and intuition. They are out to be the best performer and artist they can be at their craft, and hold a friendly competition between themselves. However, with the death of Angier’s wife Julia as a result of Borden’s seemingly accidental mistake tying the knot is the catalyst which sets these two powerful minds against each other. I believe that with “The Prestige” Nolan sought to capture the intensity and mystery that can arise when two powerful and abstract minds collide with one another. While Angier and Borden could have been at least somewhat friendly in competition with each other as magicians, the death of Julia turned their competition to an obsession. Angier’s drive to know why Borden didn’t tie the knot properly shows the dangers of obsessing
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This note was uploaded on 09/05/2011 for the course FILM 1101 taught by Professor Rindlesbach during the Spring '10 term at Georgia Perimeter.

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