IMDb – What is the evidence that show the whole film is a dream?

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“The evidence is generally very weak in demonstrating that the “reality” present in the film is any different than the reality that we experience every day. 1. Repeated lines of dialog shared amongst the characters: Mal and Saito both tell Cobb to take a “leap of faith”, and Cobb predicts what Saito will say in […]

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Wired – Inception, Explained

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Use the scrollbar below to view all layers of Inception. –Wired.com: Inception, Explained See larger image Inception (DVD) Director: Christopher Nolan Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Ken Watanabe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Ellen Page Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested) Acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan directs an international cast in this sci-fi actioner that travels around the globe and […]

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Wired – Q&A: Christopher Nolan on Dreams, Architecture, and Ambiguity

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“…Nolan: I was concerned, but I was invigorated by the challenge. And the crosscutting at the end of the film and the interrelationships between the levels were the jumping-off point for the whole project. That was what I first conceived of, and for 10 years I was trying to figure out how to get to […]

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10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Inception

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The first letter of each of the main character’s first names – Dom, Robert, Eames, Arthur/Ariadne, Mal, Sato – spell the word DREAMS. Evan Rachel Wood was Christopher Nolan‘s first choice to play Ariadne, but she turned it down. Nolan considered casting Emily Blunt, Rachel McAdams and Emma Roberts, but chose Ellen Page instead. Phonetically, “Cobb” means “dream” (khwab) in […]

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Cinelogue – Inception

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“…Nolan is an established winker; he winks at the audience at every turn. To cover his tracks Nolan has the characters consciously and unconsciously breaking their own rules, particularly Cobb, just as he does. And he frames his film to match his characters’ frames of reference. The four (and maybe more) levels of the central […]

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CHUD – NEVER WAKE UP: THE MEANING AND SECRET OF INCEPTION

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“Every single moment of Inception is a dream. I think that in a couple of years this will become the accepted reading of the film, and differing interpretations will have to be skillfully argued to be even remotely considered. The film makes this clear, and it never holds back the truth from audiences. Some find […]

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Wired: Christopher Nolan Goes Deep on Inception Secrets

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“…In this bonus Storyboard podcast…, Adam Rogers, takes a backseat to Capps and Nolan — and delivers you a belated holiday gift. Full of film theory, architecture talk and conspiracy chatter, this discussion between Capps and Nolan is an Inception fanboy’s dream … or is it his reality … or is it a dream?” –Wired […]

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Inception in Real Time

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“Inception in Real-Time” is simply meant for enjoyment purposes, and as an analysis and interpretation of the genius of the real film. See larger image Inception (Blu-ray) (Blu-ray) Director: Christopher Nolan Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Ken Watanabe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Ellen Page Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested) Acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan directs an international cast […]

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IMDb – My long theory on ‘the long con’. SPOILERS!!!!!

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“…For me, the three biggest issues with taking this movie as “reality” have been: 1) Mal’s suicide and Cobb being framed for murder. It just doesn’t hold in “reality”. Even if he had been charged with it, he would certainly be acquitted by any relatively good lawyer. Even Cobb’s reason for not seeing his kids’ […]

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Volokh – Understanding Inception

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“…here’s an alternate understanding. Cobb, the guy whose dream we’re watching, is not in true Reality (level 0) a professional dreamer who can get into other people’s dreams. He’s just a regular guy having a very elaborate dream. And it happens to be a dream in which Cobb learns some important lessons about himself, and […]

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