Posted on 08 June 2010.
With Inception being the most ballyhooed movie in a summer devoid of much fun to this point, speculation on Leo and Christopher Nolan’s work has been rampant, with small details and clues helping to whet the appetite of us all in the interim. This film is like heroin, and as it was said in the epic film Pulp Fiction, “it’s coming back in a big f’ing way.” The latest pieces of information filler are this behind the scenes featurette, which features Nolan and Leo chatting a bit more about the film, locations they shot, etc. There are a few new clips in the piece as well, for fans craving all they can get (me included, I hate to say). And did I mention just the hint of that Zack Hemsey’s “Mind Heist” acting as a score here? Flavor.
The Photos and Artwork for the Leonardo DiCaprio-Led Inception Only Enhance Expectations For the Film
Additionally, ScreenCrave has gotten ahold of the latest banners for the film, so I figured I would give those to you as well. I love the upside down, wrap around, and levitation and destruction that the Inception pics and clips promise. Can never really have too much Inception info, now can you? To be honest I am glad that the hype is high, I was beginning to lose faith in myself over my clear lack of faith in Hollywood (and in turn, the public at large for supporting much of the tripe that my town distributes). But Warner Brothers has done a nice job here thus far.
Christopher Nolan’s Movie Inception Has Everybody Talking About It
Some have speculated that the speculation (like that, don’t you?) may cause this movie to fail to reach expectations, which are appearing dizzyingly high at this point. Again, in part due to the aforementioned summer lull at the box office (I mean, with movie quotes like “I work for the blah, blah, blah and they gave me a license to blah” who can blame anyone for staying away – I have), but also due to the names of the players involved here. We are talking about the director of The Dark Knight and the upcoming Batman 3 Untitled Project and Scorcese muse and box office star Leonardo Dicaprio (of Shutter Island fame among others), this would have been one of The Most Anticipated Films of The Year in virtually any year imaginable. Throw in other big names like Joseph Gordon-Levitt (500 Days of Summer), Ellen Page (Juno), Tom Hardy (Bronson), Marion Cotillard (Public Enemies), Cilian Murphy, Ken Watanabe, Tom Berenger, and Michael Caine (Harry Brown), and its a freaking extravaganza for crying out loud.
Inception Features A Unique Premise and Idea, So Unlike Hollywood These Days
For those not yet familiar with the premise of Inception, whose trailers have been cryptic anyway, here is a synopsis via FoF:
Dom Cobb is a skilled thief, the absolute best in the dangerous art of extraction, stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious during the dream state when the mind is at its most vulnerable. Cobb’s rare ability has made him a coveted player in this treacherous new world of corporate espionage, but it has also made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he has ever loved. Now Cobb is being offered a chance at redemption.
One last job could give him his life back but only if he can accomplish the impossible — inception. Instead of the perfect heist, Cobb and his team of specialists have to pull off the reverse: their task is not to steal an idea but to plant one. If they succeed, it could be the perfect crime. But no amount of careful planning or expertise can prepare the team for the dangerous enemy that seems to predict their every move. An enemy that only Cobb could have seen coming.
Needless to say, with these additional pieces of information, the anticipation for this film is only growing. I know I am not the only one. Chime in with your thoughts. Feel free to debate whether or not expectations are too high or speculate on what other clues might be coming from writer/director Nolan. This is easily my most anticipated film of the summer and probably the most anticipated film of the entire year for me. I really like to try to temper my expectations, it’s my nature so that I am not let down, but in truth July 16th can’t get here soon enough.