The Prestige 2006 info:-
The Prestige 2006, released in 2006 and directed by Christopher Nolan, was shot on film using Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL2 Camera, Spacecam Aerial Cameras and Panavision C Series Anamorphic Lenses, Panavision E Series Anamorphic Lenses with Wally Pfister as cinematographer and editing by Lee Smith.
In 1878, two young stage magicians clash in a darkened salon during the course of a fraudulent seance. From this moment on, their lives become webs of deceit and exposure, secrets and revelations, as they feud to outwit and destroy one another. Their rivalry takes them both to the peak of their careers, but with terrible consequences.
The Prestige is a 2006 psychological thriller film directed by Christopher Nolan from a screenplay adapted by his brother Jonathan from Christopher Priest’s 1995 novel of the same name. Its story follows Robert Angier and Alfred Borden, The Prestige 2006 rival stage magicians in London at the end of the 19th century.
Obsessed with creating the best stage illusion, they engage in competitive one-upmanship, with tragic results. The film stars Hugh Jackman as Robert Angier, Christian Bale as Alfred Borden, and David Bowie as Nikola Tesla. It also stars Scarlett Johansson, The Prestige 2006 Michael Caine, Piper Perabo, Andy Serkis, and Rebecca Hall.
The Prestige 2006 Plot:-
In 1890s London, Robert Angier (Hugh Jackman) and Alfred Borden (Christian Bale) work as shills for Milton The Magician (Ricky Jay) , under the mentorship of John Cutter (Michael Caine), an engineer who designs stage magic. In one trick, The Prestige 2006 Angier’s wife, Julia (Piper Perabo), is to escape from a water tank while tied up.
Julia fails to escape during one performance and drowns. Angier, devastated, accuses Borden of using a riskier knot, causing her death. The two become bitter enemies.
Angier and Borden launch their own magic careers. Borden develops a trick he calls the Transported Man, in which he appears to travel instantly between two wardrobes on opposite ends of the stage.
When Borden performs a bullet catch trick, Angier disguised as a random citizen points a gun with an actual bullet and shoots two of his fingers when Borden’s stage engineer, Fallon tried to prevent the shot. Angier realizes that Borden is now a family man and has a wife named Sarah (Rebecca Hall) and has a daughter named Jess.
Unable to discern Borden’s method, Angier hires a double, Gerald Root, to perform his own version of the trick. The imitation is a greater success, but Angier is dissatisfied, as he ends the trick hidden under the stage while Root basks in the applause.
Angier has his assistant Olivia (Scarlett Johansson) spy on Borden to learn how he performs the Transported Man. The Prestige 2006 However, Olivia falls in love with Borden and becomes his assistant. Borden uses Root to blackmail Angier and warns him about Angier’s motives.
With her help, Borden sabotages Angier’s act which causes him to injure his left leg. Confronted by Angier, Olivia gives him a copy of Borden’s encoded diary. Angier decodes it after forcing the keyword “TESLA” from Borden by threatening to kill Fallon. Please See More Information…….
The Prestige 2006 Production:-
Julian Jarrold’s and Sam Mendes’ producer approached Christopher Priest for an adaptation of his novel The Prestige. The priest was impressed with Nolan’s films Following and Memento, and subsequently, producer Valerie Dean brought the book to Nolan’s attention.
In October 2000, Nolan traveled to the United Kingdom to publicize Memento, as Newmarket Films was having difficulty finding a United States distributor. While in London,
Nolan read Priest’s book and shared the story with his brother while walking around in Highgate (a location later featured in the scene where Angier ransoms Borden’s stage engineer in Highgate Cemetery).
The development process for The Prestige began as a reversal of their earlier collaboration: Jonathan Nolan had pitched his initial story for Memento to his brother during a road trip. A year later, the option on the book became available and was purchased by Aaron Ryder of Newmarket Films.
In late 2001, Nolan became busy with the post-production of Insomnia and asked his brother Jonathan to help work on the script. The writing process was a long collaboration between the Nolan brothers, occurring intermittently over a period of five years.
In the script, the Nolans emphasized the magic of the story through the dramatic narrative, playing down the visual depiction of stage magic. The three-act screenplay was deliberately structured around the three elements of the film’s illusion: the pledge, the turn, and the prestige.
“It took a long time to figure out how to achieve cinematic versions of the very literary devices that drive the intrigue of the story,” Christopher Nolan told Variety: “The shifting points of view, the idea of journals within journals and stories within stories.
The Prestige 2006 Themes:-
The rivalry between Angier and Borden dominates the film. Obsession, secrecy, and sacrifice fuel the battle, as both magicians contribute their fair share to a deadly duel of one-upmanship, with disastrous results. Angier’s obsession with beating Borden costs him Cutter’s friendship.
while providing him with a collection of his own dead clones; Borden’s obsession with maintaining the secrecy of his twin leads Sarah to question their relationship, eventually resulting in her suicide when she suspects the truth. Angier and one of the twins both lose Olivia’s love because of their inhumanity.
Finally, Borden is hanged and the last copy of Angier shot. Their struggle is also expressed through class warfare: Borden as The Professor, a working-class magician who gets his hands dirty,
versus Angier as The Great Danton, a classy, elitist showman whose accent makes him appear American. Film critic Matt Brunson claimed that a complex theme of duality is exemplified by Angier and Borden, that the film chooses not to depict either magician as good or evil.