Looking Backward: British Period Drama – the 21st Century Edition

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The Prestige (2006)

From left: Michael Caine, Scarlett Johansson and Hugh Jackman in ‘The Prestige’ (Warner Bros.)

Magic and mystery are at the center of Christopher Nolan’s thriller about dueling 19th century magicians played by Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale. It’s set largely in London, although none of it was filmed there. Given modern day cinematic sleight of hand, most of the British city’s scenes were shot at Los Angeles locations.

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