TheLastPsychiatrist – The Ultimate Explanation of Inception

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“…If you’re busy looking for what’s dream and what’s not, you’re just trapped running the staircase.  You need to change the perspective.

Cobb has Fischer hostage in the warehouse; he tosses Eames disguised as Browning next to him and says, “you have one hour!” (to figure out “the combination” to the safe.)  Exactly one hour later (yes, I timed it), Fischer and the real Browning escape from the submerged van and swim to the shore, where Fischer proclaims he will break up the company.  Yay, the plan worked, inception worked.

But if that dream time matches our (the audience’s) real time, then are we dreaming?

Inception is also an allegory of filmmaking or narrative construction. It’s a movie about it’s own making.  It describes how the simulation (movie) is constructed and manipulated so as to become the reality.

So change the perspective.  Forget about the top, forget about the ring, look elsewhere.  The children are wearing black shoes throughout the movie, until the final scene where they are wearing white sneakers.

But be careful, that doesn’t tell you what’s dream and what’s not, it tells you that they have changed.  That’s what’s important.  It may be a dream or it may be real, but they are now different– they aren’t a memory.

Others have observed that in imdb, the children are played by two pairs of actors, two years apart.  In a movie about narrative structure, are we supposed to ignore the structure of that movie?

(“We have to buy out the cabin… and the first class flight attendant.” I know just the gal; and I’ll throw in a kid, for free.)

So either he is truly awake at the end and about two years have passed since Mal’s death; or he’s still asleep, but has moved past staricasing memories and moved into new dreamspace.  It doesn’t matter to Cobb.

What matters isn’t whether the top stopped spinning; what matters is that Cobb didn’t bother to find out.

So either he is truly awake at the end and about two years have passed since Mal’s death; or he’s still asleep, but has moved past staricasing memories and moved into new dreamspace.  It doesn’t matter to Cobb.

What matters isn’t whether the top stopped spinning; what matters is that Cobb didn’t bother to find out.”

http://thelastpsychiatrist.com/2010/07/the_ultimate_explanation_of_in.html

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Mitri September 5, 2010 at 11:47 am

Actually you are wrong.i watched the movie once and thought this then my brother told me he knew what happenned without a doubt.I didn’t believe him and asked him what he thought happenned.he said he wouldn’t tell me but to focus on the first 10 minutes.I watched and realized something.I didn’t think that was it but he told me I was right.so I won’t tell you because you might only understand if you watch it yourself .so watch it again and focus on the first 15 minz.it is the key to the underlying backstory no one sees.when you figure it out you will realize the end is the least important part and the start Is way more important but not much people realize.I would say probably 40 people know what really happenned,the rest are influenced by sites like this so they never consider that something else may have happenned….

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