Inception

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"An idea is like a virus. Resilient. Highly contagious. And the smallest seed of an idea can grow. It can grow to define or destroy you."

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It’s a sad state to consider that Christopher Nolan had to fight to get money to make “Inception” because it wasn’t a sequel, based on a comic book, a remake, or something similar. It was purely an original script about a wild inverted heist taking place inside someone’s dreams. Sure, Warner Bros. eventually gave Nolan $160 million plus to make his film and it went on to become one of the highest grossing films of all time, but the fact that he had to fight to get money doesn’t bode well for the state of the industry. All that aside, it’s a marvel of a film, and we conclude our latest Original Sci-Fi series with this non-benevolent alien movie, Nolan’s 2010 film, “Inception.” Join us — Pete Wright and Andy Nelson — as we talk about Nolan and the wild story he tells in this film, and how much of a struggle it must have been to not just fight to get the money but also to introduce all the exposition that goes along with telling an original film about dream thieves. We chat about Nolan’s preference for physical effects and how much they bring to the film, even if some of them had to get enhanced by digital effects. We discuss the performers, particularly Leonardo DiCaprio and Marion Cotillard and the relationship their characters have. We go over the ending and what we think happens, as well as cover Nolan’s intentions for ending it as he did. And we talk about the bombastic score by Hans Zimmer and how well it works in the film. Its an incredible film every time you watch it, and makes for a lot of great conversation. Join us!

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