Saturday, July 10, 2010

Inception

Saw it last night but won't review it here as it's already being reviewed everywhere else. But will note just one thing: in dreams, where Inception is mostly set, no one uses mobile phones. Didn't realise this while watching the film, but afterwards, on the crowded and hot streets of the West End, where almost everyone was walking along talking into phones or gazing or pecking at little lighted screens in their hands, half in this world, half in cyberspace.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Al R said...

I'd need to see it again, but I thought I saw a cellphone in the scene where the Cilian Murphy character was being interrogated about the safe combination, in the dream layer with the van chase? That's only because you primed me to look out for cellphones, though...

Lots of 2001 imagery. Walking up walls, broken wine glasses, bleak phone calls home to children, the street curving up like the inside of the Discovery, even the Hal-like red eye on the dream equipment.

July 23, 2010 10:51 AM  

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