Inception Research Paper
“If you’re going to perform inception, you need imagination.” (Inception) The movie Inception, directed by Christopher Nolan, gave viewers mixed emotions after watching it. The different thoughts could vary from impressed, to confused, or simply from excited to frustrated, or not quite satisfied. Inception was categorized to be the one of the most phenomenal films of 2010, yet left so many viewers here and there hanging without an idea of what they were watching for two hours; some may have felt to be “stood up,” in a way. It gave a twist to viewers’ minds, but it was not a film built on twists. It was a film built on possibilities and the boldness of pursuing those possibilities. Nolan tangled viewers’ minds- not only with the sequence of events, but with the characters that were under developed. Taking the title of the movie itself and taking one more step further into the meaning of Inception, it generally means beginning; start; commencement. In the film, viewers are introduced to “Dom Cobb,” or more formally known as Leonardo DiCaprio. Cobb has a job of stealing away secrets from the subconscious’ of others while they are in the dream state – when their minds are the most vulnerable. The dream within a dream process puts one into a deeper state of dreaming. The deeper one goes, the further removed his/her mind will be from reality. His job is to enter into one’s dreams and steal from them, ideas that can not be taken from, even with machines. Cobb accepts his last job based on a promise from Saito, a business man, who hires Cobb with a job he has never done before – he is assigned to plant an idea inside a person’s mind, and in return, Saito will able to make a murder charge against Cobb disappear so he can return to his family. What Saito wants from Cobb is not extraction, but inception. “What is the most resilient parasite? Bacteria? A virus? An intestinal worm? An idea. Resilient… highly contagious. Once an idea has...
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