Chris Nolan`s Notes For Inception`s Dream [Pic]

Submitted by: littlemissqt 6 years ago in Entertainment

Nope, still don"t get it.
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Male 1,312
If you see the movie and get it, this isn`t hard to understand
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Female 2,695
why so many inception related posts?
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Male 1,452
you know you`ve been in film school too long when you actually understand this
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Male 2
@duffytoler, You think Vanilla Sky was a good movie? I just wanted to let you know you`re garbage and I hate you. Abre Los Ojos is the original Vanilla Sky, its in spanish, which sucks, but even with subtitles its worlds better than the Tom Cruise version. Please, never give an opinion on a movie again.
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Male 1,240
@goaliejerry: Yeah, that`s what I`ve been saying. It`s a straightforward movie.
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Male 1,240
@davy: Any scene with Michael Caine is real. Also, the spinning thingy is wobbling at the end.
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Female 2,289
I haven`t seen this movie yet. I can`t wait till I finally do. I hope it doesn`t end with my IQ decreased.
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Male 1
I just watched it for the first time and I`m surprised so many people miss such an important clue. In the first half of the film he keeps checking his totem, except after he visits the catacomb of sleepers. He freaks out, drops the totem and never double checks. This is the beginning of the dream, to plan an Inception in him to rid him of the guilt of his ex. It also explains why the agents in the lower levels were so tough..they were his.
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Male 13
@davymid I think the top was wobbling but not actually staying up or falling leaving it at a mysterious ending.
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Male 1,834
still lame
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Male 60
Davy, isn`t the wife just memories from Leonardo? She`s only there when Leonardo`s character is in the dream.
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Male 496
@davymid

Nope, and in fact the scene where she jumps is a little weird because shes across from him rather than just outside the window. There are also loads of other "dream" things in the "real" world like the closing alleyway to escape. Michael Cane also tells him to "wake up" and "come back to reality", and the dream machine just works right with no explanation of how, kind of like when you dream something and it just happens you don`t pay attention to the how or why. The bit at the end when he sees his kids and they are in the -exact- positions he remembers when he saw them last is certainly not a coincidence. IT WAS ALL A DREAMMMMMMmmmmmmmm.......... xD
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Male 12,138
[quote]The only scenes that are "real life" are the final ones; the airport and Cobb finally seeing his children in the flesh.[/quote]
Actually, if you watch the very end of the movie, where he spins his little top, it doesn`t fall (or does it?). Which would insinuate that he`s still in the dream, and that his wife escaped back up one level into true reality by "killing herself" by jumping from that hotel window.

Or did I mess that up?
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Male 219
goaliejerry
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u mad
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Male 1,196
my head a splode
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Male 1,399
No, no, no.

The Architect is there to incept the idea within Cobb that he can go home again. Fischer is part of the team.

The only scenes that are "real life" are the final ones; the airport and Cobb finally seeing his children in the flesh.

Everything else is dream. Jesus, people.
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Male 294
A good movie the the "wait what?" is The Prestige and The Illusionist.
I still loved this movie though it was epic.
This chart didn`t enlighten me at all..
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Male 4,014
"Nothing stood out as "WOW, I missed that last time""

Because there isn`t anything like that. They literally tell you exactly what each person and place is.

You want that "oh, I missed that" feeling? Watch Big Lebowski.

Also, the whole "lets position everyone in the elevator for the kick" scene was 30 min TOO LONG.
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Male 4,014
Honestly, this movie was so over-hyped with the "ooooh, its so complicated." THEY F*CKING EXPLAIN IT CLEARLY IN THE MOVIE.

There is no deep, hidden meaning, its just a dream that is like a video game (with the game levels created in one person`s mind) with different, deeper levels that run on different time scales.

It was cool, but there were no deep revelations, no secret mysteries. They tell you what is happening in clear language.

Oh, and Leonardo is.......
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Male 1,240
I just rewatched Inception. Wasn`t as good on the second go. I knew what was gonna happen, so I was mostly impatient for the plot to continue. Nothing stood out as "WOW, I missed that last time". Still a good movie, but I have to postpone viewings until I forget the details, which I hadn`t. Of course, I was paying a lot more attention to the movie than I usually do the first time I saw it (I was searching for clues if it all was a dream from about the first dream within a dream part).

By the way, the best movie mentioned in the thread so far is "The Usual Suspects", no contest.
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Male 12,138
[quote]So by that definition Davy, you would put fight Club into that category, for both the mindf*ck and the rewatch factor.[/quote]
Absolutely. One of my favourite movies of all time.
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Male 2,748
that movie was a total mind eff
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Male 359

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Male 1,083
ohhhhhh. NOW i get it...=/
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Male 2,220
Wierd, how different people think different films are `minddrat` yet the same concept that is a total MF in my book appears in all of the aforementioned:- i.e. inception, total recall, matrix and vanilla sky, i.e. no way of knowing if your current reality is `real` or not. Same in some ways for memento, where his short term memory means he can`t verify what is portrayed as past `reality`, which imho makes memento the best of the bunch. The scene with the bitch from hell lying convicingly will strike a chord with anyone whose been on the wrong side of such tactics.
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Female 798
it`s not hard to figure out. And duffy, I hope you`re joking, Vanilla Sky was an abortion. I never saw Mulholland Drive but Memento and Inception were awesome.
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Male 4,004
Inception was a good movie. If you`re looking for a mindfu*k you`re looking in the wrong place. It`s definitely a movie that requires your attention to understand fully/mostly (I`m sure there are things I didn`t get/notice) on the first time seeing.

The fact it required so much concentration is what made it so good for me. Seeing it again would be cool, but I already know everything that will happen, so some of that magic is lost.

It`s not a mindfu*k in that it`s a simple enough concept. Enter into someone`s dream, and from the dream, go into someone else`s dream with the person you`re trying to mindf*ck VIA dreams and input false information in the third tier of dreaming whilst avoiding the guy`s dream bodyguards and then one guy falls into limbo because he and his wife built a city but then the chick falls and then everybody awakens.
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Male 271
i dont see whats hard to understand about it.

its like people that didnt get the matrix.

what`s not to get?

awesome movie, and thank IAB. i just wish i could read the writing!
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Female 4,039
vv Oooh, I hated Muholland Drive - so disappointing.
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Male 5,194
I agree with all you guys - Inception SUCKED, Memento SUCKED, Mulholland Drive SUCKED - last good mindf*ck movie was "Vanilla Sky".
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Male 2,344
It doesn`t seem all that hard to understand, the basic plot of it :\

I got it
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Female 9
I love this movie <3

It took me a while to understand and figure out, but thats what I liked about it.

Here`s a hint for the people who didn`t get the ending.

Yusef: "You know what, I`ll just say this: Use your ears not your eyes."
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Female 94
i got the movie up until dream in a dream in a dream in a dream
but i still liked it myself
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Male 794
its an awesome movie, i get it all, i just dont know if Cobb eventually wakes up, or is he still in limbo when he sees his kids, the spinning top never falls, damn u I WANT TO KNOW, by the way saw it 3 times on bootleg(good copy) to finally understand it all (but the end , damn you the end)
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Female 9,572
I`m still confused.
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Male 1,629
correction batmanners, its a TERRIBLE movie... who cares?
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Male 4,004
What you don`t get is: It`s a movie...who cares?
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Male 27
what i don`t get is, if the sensation of falling wakes you up -- why didn`t they wake up when the van went rolling down the hill?
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Male 4,004
So by that definition Davy, you would put fight Club into that category, for both the mindf*ck and the rewatch factor.
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Male 2,528
Nolan should have written a note reminding himself that at the beginning of the movie he went into great detail explaining that it was the sensation of falling that woke you up from a dream, not the sensation of landing. The ending of the movie completely contradicted that previous explanation.
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Male 2,220
True.. but the bit silly could be interpreted as more wish fulfillment in a free-fall fantasy.

Still love this gif...

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Male 425
Memento and Inception are both awesome films. Total recall is great for about the first half of the film, and then gets quite silly.
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Male 2,220
6th sense was a wierd one, I got it early on, but not immediately, and it still stood up to a second watching, if only to watch the sublime first scenes (I see dead people gave it away for me).
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Male 2,220
rbt_food you are kidding right?

memento>>inception, but inception is a good movie and shows what the matrix could have been, if it had put a bit of thought behind the flash. Hell, Totall Recall (courtesy of its PKD DNA) had a better take on the head drat possible with virtual shell reality.
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Male 176
@AmberCherry - if LH was Mindf*ck, watch, Inland Empire, pure lynch
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Male 3,631
You had to watch Shutter Island twice? What was it I wasn`t getting after the 1st time?
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Male 12,138
[quote]Lol you put Inception in the same category as Memento? Inception was an alright movie but there was nothing of a thinker. It was very straight forward and easy to understand.[/quote]
Why yes, yes I do. I`d also group "The Usual Suspects", "Shutter Island" and "Sixth Sense" in the same category. That being, movies you have to watch a second time to fully get it. I love those kinda movies.
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Male 322
inception>memento
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Female 98
"How about we all watch Mulholland Drive? That movie is seriously hard to follow as it progresses."

I hear ya, I just watched Lost Highway... it hurt my brains. Scared the poo outta me and I don`t even know why?!?!?!?
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Female 165
Lol you put Inception in the same category as Memento? Inception was an alright movie but there was nothing of a thinker. It was very straight forward and easy to understand.

Memento at least made you think some.
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Male 12,138
Inception was an awesome movie. Along the lines of Memento. It was a thinker. I loved it.
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Male 95
"if you didnt understand a concept in inception on the first viewing you`re a complete idiot and there is no hope for you."

+1 It`s pretty simple to understand, a child could figure it out.
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Male 8
How about we all watch Mulholland Drive? That movie is seriously hard to follow as it progresses.
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Male 1,299
"if you didnt understand a concept in inception on the first viewing you`re a complete idiot and there is no hope for you."

Agreed.
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Male 936
"F*ck, I guess I should just watch inception. Hope it`s not as much of a brainrape as I`ve been told"

it`s not. its designed to make stupid people feel smart. its extremely simple and straight forward.
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Male 936
"I watched the South Park episode before Inception.... should I watch Inception?

No. Its just a summer popcorn flick. If you saw the south park episode then you basically get the gist of the movie perfectly.
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Male 1,116
F*ck, I guess I should just watch inception. Hope it`s not as much of a brainrape as I`ve been told.
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Male 936
if you didnt understand a concept in inception on the first viewing you`re a complete idiot and there is no hope for you.
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Male 5,189
What?
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Male 32
@ruthless 1990

Was just thinking exactly the same thing...
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Female 1,515
Loved inception! I didn`t think it was hard to follow. Mostly I enjoyed it because it was original. So tired of remakes and sequels.
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Male 181
Fans of Inception would prolly like Synecdoche, NY. Not the exact same type of movie, but far more enigmatic...
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Male 84
@Skim
Yes, yes you should watch Inception.
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Male 2,619
There are too many "brainiacs" dissecting this movie. Ok, its not one of those "switch off and watch" movies and it does take a bit of cerebrum to fully enjoy.
But by god I enjoyed it. Reeeallly enjoyed it. Possibly the best movie Ive ever seen
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Female 3,001
i did not have any problem following this film, it was not that complicated people.
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Female 250
I watched the South Park episode before Inception.... should I watch Inception?
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Male 392
wickedsngr - You definitely need to watch it again.

I never did go along with that one myself, and I checked again on Blu-Ray and not only are both the kids clothing different, but the daughter does look a little older than she does in the shots of their backs earlier in the film.

I`m not saying he is still in Limbo or not, but I don`t believe that one at all and personally I have my own ideas that go both ways. That he`s still in Limbo but another where he did make it home.
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Female 1,441
Ben I think it`s just because one level affects the next level of dreaming but not two. So the falling van affected the hotel but it couldn`t go past the second level.
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Male 1,240
Actually, I`m happy it fell. If it hadn`t, it`d been such a cop out and just plain cheap. Really lazy story telling. I spent half the movie hoping it all WOULDN`T be a dream (or the ravings of an insane man or something).

Also, it wasn`t all that hard to follow. It was a good movie though, entertaining and all. A solid 4 out of 5.
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Male 1,240
In an interview, Michael Caine said that the spinning thing-a-ma-jig fell, but it was cut before that. Also, that any scene with him was the real world.

Read a excerpts here
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Male 25,416
you dont have to get it!
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Male 1,610
"In other words, the director made the ending vague on purpose because it didn`t matter if he was in limbo or not. That wasn`t the point."

Nolan likes you leave you with a little bit of mindf*ck at the end of his movies. I love him for that!

Case-in-point: Momento
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Male 123
I am trying to write a book currently that deals with a small amount of time travel and overlapping storylines. Looking at this note sheet makes me wish I had such a clear idea of what it should look like all laid out. I can appreciate his efforts even more.
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Male 208
Good movie, reminded me of Matrix
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Female 2,674
I thought it was a good movie... not the BEST, but good.

I sort of thought that the point of the whole thing was to `plant the idea` in Leo`s head (that he needed to let go of his wifey) instead of what`s-his-trustfund-baby face`s head. But I also agree with the `we`re not supposed to know` theories.
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Male 4,745
***SPOILER***

In other words, the director made the ending vague on purpose because it didn`t matter if he was in limbo or not. That wasn`t the point.
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Male 4,745
***SPOILER***

The point was, or at least what I took from it, was that it wasn`t supposed to matter whether he was in limbo or not. He made a point of always checking the top. Of being a slave to not know what was real. The point of the movie was to question what is real. He decided to accept where he was and what he had and so, finally, walked away from the top.
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Male 4,745
wickedsngr: "they appear to be the same age as they were in his dreams."

Actually, they were older. They even got older children to play the roles.
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Male 57
i loved it, nearly understood all of it. 10/10.
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Female 457
"so at the end, was cobb still in limbo?"

*SPOILERS* I would say yes. I`d have to watch the movie again in order to remember all of the reasons I came to this conclusion, but I remember the main one being his kids. In all of his dreams/memories of them, they are very young. And when he goes back to them at the end (when he has said he hasn`t seen them in years), they appear to be the same age as they were in his dreams.
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Female 63
Love that movie almost as much as i love leo <3
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Male 2,424
You need to carry the 2, divide by infinity then sacrifice a chicken (goats, and seals are okay too).
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Male 769
also, this:
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Male 705
That was a lot more confusing than the movie, which I found to be extremely well done.
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Male 75
Loved the movie, but really didn`t struggle with it. My one question is why was there gravity past the hotel dream (they are falling in 1st dream, in van).
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Male 541
I would say no, just because the spinning thingy (forget what it was called) was wabbling. Physics say it would eventually fall because it was wabbling, and so he was in the real world.
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Male 228
so at the end, was cobb still in limbo?
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Male 5,194
Dumb movie.
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Male 675
While the concept never really made sense logically (I`m an engineer, I can`t help it) I was able to follow it and enjoy it, at least until the end when my mind started tearing the logic apart. My personal OCD aside, it was a great scene, this to me reads like blueprints for what the climax was about.
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Male 15,510
Same here patchouly
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Male 4,745
Seemed very simple to me. Why do so many people have trouble understanding what was going on?
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Male 2,056
i got it when i saw the movie
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Female 614
i like how it says "HA" at the end of the path
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Male 173
*also
EIGHTY-EIGHT MILES PUR HOUR!!!!
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Male 173
you`re just not high enough
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Male 6,693
Is kind of like the Flux Copacitor.
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Female 1,605
Link: Chris Nolan`s Notes For Inception`s Dream [Pic] [Rate Link] - Nope, still don`t get it.
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