Following (#638)

Type: New Blu-Ray

Before he became a sensation with the twisty revenge story Memento, Christopher Nolan fashioned this low-budget, 16 mm black-and-white neonoir with comparable precision and cunning. Providing irrefutable evidence of Nolan’s directorial bravura, Following is the fragmented tale of an unemployed young writer who trails strangers through London, hoping that they will provide inspiration for his first novel. He gets more than he bargained for when one of his unwitting subjects leads him down a dark criminal path. With gritty aesthetics and a made-on-the-fly vibe (many shots were simply stolen on the streets, unbeknownst to passersby), Following is a mind- bending psychological journey that shows the remarkable beginnings of one of today’s most acclaimed filmmakers.


New, restored digital transfer, supervised by director Christopher Nolan, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray

New 5.1 surround mix by rerecording mixer Gary Rizzo, presented in DTS-HD Master Audio

Audio commentary by Nolan

New interview with Nolan

Chronological edit of the film

Side-by-side comparison of the shooting script with three scenes from the film

Doodlebug (1997), a three-minute film by Nolan, starring Following’s Jeremy Theobald


English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing

PLUS: A new essay by film critic and programmer Scott Foundas