Inception Featurette: Behind the Scenes of Nolan’s Dream World

Yahoo‘s got a behind-the-scenes featurette of Christopher Nolan’s “Inception”. When I first heard about “Inception” I thought it was going to be a little “gritty” movie, like Nolan’s “Memento”. As it turns out, nope, this thing is going for “epic”, with some insane visuals and action sequences. I guess once you’ve done “The Dark Knight”, it’s a little hard to go back to “Memento”-esque moviemaking.

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.

Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Ken Watanabe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Tom Berenger, Michael Caine, Lukas Haas, and directed by Christopher Nolan.

Dream on July 16, 2010.

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