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Movies | Inception – the script and intriguing tales about the production, director, writer, cast

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Inception is a 2010 film which was written, co-produced, and directed by Christopher Nolan. Is that all, Chris? What a slacker.

Inception movie script by Christopher Nolan Inception features an international ensemble cast starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Ken Watanabe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Dileep Rao, Tom Berenger, and Michael Caine. DiCaprio plays Dom Cobb, a specialised corporate spy and thief.

His work consists of secretly extracting valuable commercial information from the unconscious minds of his targets while they are asleep and dreaming.

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Wanted for murder and unable to visit his children, Cobb is offered a chance to regain his old life as payment for a task considered to be impossible: “inception”, the implantation of an original idea into a target’s subconscious.

Leonardo DiCaprio and Marion Cotillard in a scene from the movie Inception

Leonardo DiCaprio and Marion Cotillard in a scene from the movie Inception

Development began roughly nine years before Inception was released. In 2001, Nolan wrote an 80-page treatment about dream stealers, and presented the idea to Warner Bros. The story was originally envisioned as a horror film inspired by concepts of lucid dreaming and dream incubation. Feeling he needed to have more experience with large-scale films,

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Nolan opted to work on Batman Begins (2005), The Prestige (2006), and The Dark Knight (2008). He spent six months polishing the script for Inception before Warner Bros. purchased it in February 2009.[8] Filming spanned six countries and four continents, beginning in Tokyo on June 19, 2009, and finishing in Canada in late November of the same year. Continue reading »

Movies | Memento – the script and intriguing tales about the production, director, writer, cast

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MEMENTO is a psychological thriller  with script written by Christopher Nolan adapted from his younger brother Jonathan’s short story, MEMENTO MORI. Nolan also directed.

Memento film, screenplay by christopher nolanPossessing only average intelligence, I have to admit to being somewhat confused the first time I saw MEMENTO. But the second time’s the charm, and during the repeat viewing, I found it even more fascinating and marveled at the inventive narrative structure masterfully written by Christopher Nolan.

It’s one of my favorite films of all time and one of the few I’ve seen multiple times.

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It stars Guy Pearce as Leonard Shelby, a man with anterograde amnesia, which impairs his ability to store new explicit memories. During the opening credits, which portray the end of the story, it is shown that Leonard kills Teddy (Joe Pantoliano). The film suggests that this killing is vengeance for the rape and murder of his wife (Jorja Fox) based on information provided by Natalie (Carrie-Anne Moss).

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This film is often used to show the distinction between plot and story. The film’s events unfold in two separate, alternating narratives — one in color, and the other in black-and-white. The black-and-white sections are told in chronological order, showing Leonard conversing with an anonymous phone caller in a motel room.

Leonard’s investigation is depicted in color sequences that are in reverse chronological order. As each sequence begins, the audience is unaware of the preceding events, just like Leonard, thereby giving the viewer a sense of his confusion. By the film’s end when the two narratives converge we understand the investigation and the events that lead up to Teddy’s death. Continue reading »