Ambitious Compromise

“Chris is legendary for being prepared, being on time, on schedule,” Soderbergh told me. “We both have this attitude of approaching it with a sense that you have a responsibility to the people who pay for these things to do what you say you’re going to do and do it efficiently.

"Nolan may not be a visionary, and I’m not sure he’d want to be. Visionaries are temperamental and driven by inner demons. It takes a lot of time for us to get used to the vocabulary and scenery of their dreams. Nolan is methodical and strategic, and his inner necessity has taken the form of public professionalism … He’s a moralist, and his moral artistry — in the way he makes his films, in what his films are about and in the response he seeks to inspire — is one of grown-up and ambitious compromise."

–The Exacting, Expansive Mind of Christopher Nolan