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Inception: Paean To The People?

Inception (2010)
Inception (2010)
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Source: IMDb

Dream 1

This dream took place during the day and I was inside my parents living room when I noticed one of the black and white cats walking toward the dogs, and then I noticed that my brother TDC’s dog Jack was where my brother GC’s dog Cloud should be and the cat was walking toward Jack.

I guess the cat expected Cloud to be there like he usually is but Jack was there now instead, and so it looked like Jack attacked the cat so I thought that it was going to die but to my surprise Jack stopped attacking and walked with the cat in his mouth briefly before putting it down safely.

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Miscellaneous

Inception: Ending Explained

Source: YouTube

The YouTube channel ScreenPrism has another video about one of my favorite movies, Inception, and their video is called Inception: Ending Explained:

As usual this is another good video by ScreenPrism, I like it when they do videos about things that I am interested in, they are one of the best YouTube channels that I have found when it comes to things like this.

I hope that they will do a video for each episode of Black Mirror or at least some of my favorites like Fifteen Million MeritsCrocodile, Men Against Fire; I also hope that they will cover more anime, short films, and movies and television shows that are not that well known.

The end,

-John Jr

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Miscellaneous

Memento (Film)

Source: IMDb

What is it?

The 2000 American neo-noir psychological thriller movie Memento by the director Christopher Nolan.

What is it about?

This is how Rotten Tomatoes describes this movie:

A man is determined to find justice after the loss of a loved one, even though he is incapable of fully remembering the crime, in this offbeat thriller.

Leonard (Guy Pearce) is a man who is struggling to put his life back together after the brutal rape and murder of his wife.

But Leonard’s problems are different from those of most people in his situation; he was beaten severely by the same man who killed his wife.

The most significant manifestation of Leonard’s injuries is that his short-term memory has been destroyed; he is incapable of retaining any new information, and must resort to copious note-taking and Polaroid photographs in order to keep track of what happens to him over the course of a day (he’s even tattooed himself with a few crucial bits of information he can’t get along without).

Leonard retains awareness that his wife was brutally murdered, however, and he’s convinced that the culprit still walks the streets.

Leonard is obsessed with the notion of taking revenge against the man who has ruined his life, and he sets out to find him, getting help from Natalie (Carrie-Anne Moss), who appears to be a sympathetic barmaid, and Teddy (Joe Pantoliano), who claims to be Leonard’s friend, even though Leonard senses that he cannot be trusted.

Writer/director Christopher Nolan adapted Memento from a short story by his brother Jonathan Nolan.

~ Mark Deming, Rovi

What do I like about it and what would other people like about it?

I like the mystery that kept me focused on trying to figure out what was going on, the cleaver order of this movie, some of the acting, and the use of Anterograde Amnesia; and I think that other people will like that as well.

Final Thoughts

My brother GC and I watched this movie for the first time recently, I did not expect to like it, but it kept my attention as I tried to figure out what was going on.

I liked this movie more than I had expected, it was pretty good and was well directed, I like it when I go in expecting to not like a film but end up liking it more than I had expected; I would give this movie a 4 out of 5 or maybe even higher.

Here is a review of this movie by Chris Stuckmann:

The end,

-John Jr

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Miscellaneous

Inception’s Hidden Meaning: The Film Is The Dream 🤯

What is it?

Recently I was looking for some videos about the movie Inception so that I could add some videos to my post about Inception when I found an interesting short video about the movie Inception called Inception’s Hidden Meaning: The Film Is The Dream by the YouTube channel ScreenPrism:

Inception’s Hidden Meaning: The Film is the Dream
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Inception

Source: IMDb

I just sent my first Staff Pick for my shelver job at The BP Library, I hope to do some more Staff Picks in the future and I hope to start sharing more things like this in the future here on my blog, normally I would like to do a longer write-up but you have to keep these shorter which is probably a good thing because it will save me time and help me get to the point. 😀

What is it?

The 2010 science fiction action adventure fantasy thriller movie Inception by the director Christopher Nolan, and starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Ken Watanabe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Ellen Page, and Tom Hardy.

What is it about?

The film Inception is about a man named Dom Cobb (played by the actor Leonardo DiCaprio) who forms a team to complete a job that he was hired for, where they have to enter several layers of dreams using a device that allows dream sharing, so that they can plant an idea in their target’s subconscious that will affect the target’s life once the target wakes up in the real world.

This is how Warner Bros. describes this movie:

Nominated for eight Academy Awards, including “Best Picture,” and winner of four, Inception—directed by acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan—features an international cast in an original sci-fi actioner that travels around the globe and into the intimate and infinite world of dreams.

Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) 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 succed, 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.

What do I like about it?

I like the movie Inception because I am a fan of dreams / dreaming and even though dreams were not the main focus of the film it was still nice watching a well-made film that involved dreams, it has a great music by Hans Zimmer, the acting, the directing, the cinematography, the story, the concept, the action, the complexity, the costumes, the variety, and more.

Why would someone else like it?

I think that people will like the film Inception because not only is it one of the BBC’s 100 Greatest Films Of The 21st Century, it is an overall good film with a bit of something for everyone, that takes the viewer on an adventure that gives the viewer an example of some of the things that are possible in dreams and how dreams and the real world can interact and affect each other; and so I recommend watching this film, but make sure that you watch this film when you are not tired and when you are ready to think because it can get a bit confusing at times.

Final Thoughts

Inception is currently one of my favorite movies of all-time and possibly my favorite movie since 2010, and I saw this movie twice in theaters and several times at home.

The first time that I watched this movie I was amazed during it by the music and visuals and story et cetera, it was a true movie experience, and when I watched it the second time I was amazed that I still liked it and possibly liked it equally or more than the first time which is rare.

The opening scenes are great, especially the scene when Mal Cobb is first shown, that scene reminded me of Casablanca or some older movie like that with the costumes and music and the mood and the other visuals and dialogue and acting in that scene.

I think that everyone should watch this movie at least once.

The end,

-John Jr