History Film / Inception

13th May '16 10:59:31 PM Az_Tech341
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* TheNotLoveInterest: Ariadne to Cobb. She grows to understand him more than any of the other crew, and [[spoiler:is perhaps the person responsible for saving his soul]]. At the same time, her concerns are more practical than romantic, [[spoiler:as Cobb was taking an ''enormous'' gamble with everyone's lives.]] Over the course of the story, it becomes clear that Cobb is still in love with his late wife Mal, while Ariadne had soms ShipTease with Arthur.

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* TheNotLoveInterest: Ariadne to Cobb. She grows to understand him more than any of the other crew, and [[spoiler:is perhaps the person responsible for saving his soul]]. At the same time, her concerns are more practical than romantic, [[spoiler:as Cobb was taking an ''enormous'' gamble with everyone's lives.]] Over the course of the story, it becomes clear that Cobb is still in love with his late wife Mal, while Ariadne had soms some ShipTease with Arthur.
13th May '16 10:21:34 PM Adept
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* TheNotLoveInterest: Ariadne to Cobb. She grows to understand him more than any of the other crew, and [[spoiler:is perhaps single-handedly responsible for saving his soul]]. At the same time, her concerns are more practical than romantic, [[spoiler:as Cobb was taking an ''enormous'' gamble with everyone's lives.]]

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* TheNotLoveInterest: Ariadne to Cobb. She grows to understand him more than any of the other crew, and [[spoiler:is perhaps single-handedly the person responsible for saving his soul]]. At the same time, her concerns are more practical than romantic, [[spoiler:as Cobb was taking an ''enormous'' gamble with everyone's lives.]]]] Over the course of the story, it becomes clear that Cobb is still in love with his late wife Mal, while Ariadne had soms ShipTease with Arthur.
12th May '16 3:11:13 AM XFllo
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[[Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio Dominic Cobb]] works as a freelance "extractor": using [[AppliedPhlebotinum a specialized set of drugs]], Cobb and his team share dreams with their targets (usually individuals with lots of power and money), which allows Cobb to find and open the safes and vaults within said dreams that contain secrets he can sell to his clients. Cobb's skills in understanding the human mind make him one of the world's best extractors, but his job has turned him into an international fugitive who can't return home to his family in the United States. When an attempt to extract information from a Japanese business magnate named [[Creator/KenWatanabe Saito]] goes wrong, Cobb goes on the run from his current employers.

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[[Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio Dominic Cobb]] Cobb (Leonardo[=DiCaprio=]) works as a freelance "extractor": using [[AppliedPhlebotinum a specialized set of drugs]], Cobb and his team share dreams with their targets (usually individuals with lots of power and money), which allows Cobb to find and open the safes and vaults within said dreams that contain secrets he can sell to his clients. Cobb's skills in understanding the human mind make him one of the world's best extractors, but his job has turned him into an international fugitive who can't return home to his family in the United States. When an attempt to extract information from a Japanese business magnate named [[Creator/KenWatanabe Saito]] Saito (Ken Watanabe) goes wrong, Cobb goes on the run from his current employers.



To attempt the impossible, Cobb [[AvengersAssemble assembles]] a BadassCrew of experts: longtime extraction partner [[Creator/JosephGordonLevitt Arthur]], dreamworld-building architect [[Creator/EllenPage Ariadne]], expert forger [[Creator/TomHardy Eames]], and chemist Yusuf (who devises the specialized sedatives that make extraction possible). The task requires them to perform a very risky "[[ImpossibleMission dream within a dream within a dream]]" scenario which will allow the team to bury the idea deep enough to leave no trace of their influence. As Cobb's group works their way into the target's mind, a complication Cobb failed to warn them about arises: inside the dream world, [[EnemyWithin Cobb's subconscious demons]] makes for a worse enemy than their target's -- and if they die in the dream, well, the sedatives assure that [[YourMindMakesItReal they simply don't wake up]]...

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To attempt the impossible, Cobb [[AvengersAssemble assembles]] a BadassCrew of experts: longtime extraction partner [[Creator/JosephGordonLevitt Arthur]], Arthur (Joseph Gordon Levitt), dreamworld-building architect [[Creator/EllenPage Ariadne]], Ariadne (Ellen Page), expert forger [[Creator/TomHardy Eames]], Eames (Tom Hardy), and chemist Yusuf (who devises the specialized sedatives that make extraction possible). The task requires them to perform a very risky "[[ImpossibleMission dream within a dream within a dream]]" scenario which will allow the team to bury the idea deep enough to leave no trace of their influence. As Cobb's group works their way into the target's mind, a complication Cobb failed to warn them about arises: inside the dream world, [[EnemyWithin Cobb's subconscious demons]] makes for a worse enemy than their target's -- and if they die in the dream, well, the sedatives assure that [[YourMindMakesItReal they simply don't wake up]]...



** Mal and Cobb, who keep taking opposing standpoints on ThisIsReality versus AllJustADream.
-->No creeping doubts? Not feeling persecuted, Dom? Chased around the globe by anonymous corporations and police forces, the way the projections persecute the dreamer? Admit it: you don't believe in one reality anymore.



** This is also invoked (earlier in the film) by Mal and Cobb, who keep taking opposing standpoints on ThisIsReality versus AllJustADream.
-->No creeping doubts? Not feeling persecuted, Dom? Chased around the globe by anonymous corporations and police forces, the way the projections persecute the dreamer? Admit it: you don't believe in one reality anymore.



* AndIMustScream: Limbo. [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope Or not]] -- since you are a PhysicalGod there, it's far from suffering; Mal and Cobb didn't seem to mind it.]]
** [[spoiler:It's not so much limbo as it is the ''effects'' Limbo has on the mind. Since, once there, you are a PhysicalGod, you have decades worth of time in a single afternoon... Limbo is, in a way, a LotusEaterMachine version of the perfect world. Leaving it is likened to a drug-addict off their fix... you can't just up and leave, you'll always want to go back. You'll ''"need"'' to just to have some sense of feeling. And that is the grand fear of limbo, because once you tasted it... you never want to leave, even if the door is right in front of you.]]

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* AndIMustScream: AndIMustScream:
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Limbo. [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope Or not]] -- since you are a PhysicalGod there, it's far from suffering; Mal and Cobb didn't seem to mind it.]]
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It's not so much limbo as it is the ''effects'' Limbo has on the mind. Since, once there, you are a PhysicalGod, you have decades worth of time in a single afternoon... Limbo is, in a way, a LotusEaterMachine version of the perfect world. Leaving it is likened to a drug-addict off their fix... you can't just up and leave, you'll always want to go back. You'll ''"need"'' to just to have some sense of feeling. And that is the grand fear of limbo, because once you tasted it... you never want to leave, even if the door is right in front of you.]]



* AntiVillain: Mal, in a fashion.

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%% * AntiVillain: Mal, in a fashion.
26th Apr '16 1:53:34 AM PaulA
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* FirstNameBasis: A few examples, as with LastNameBasis below. We never find out the surnames of Arthur, Ariadne, Yusuf or Saito.

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* FirstNameBasis: A few examples, as with LastNameBasis below. We never find out the surnames of Arthur, Ariadne, Yusuf or Saito.



** Ariadne realising that Cobb can't build dreams any more, because if he knows the dream layout, he could bring Mal in and sabotage the mission. Acts as both a CallBack to the ActionPrologue, but also foreshadows [[spoiler:Mal appearing in the third dream layer and shooting Fischer, forcing Cobb and Ariadne to follow Fischer into Limbo to rescue him. Possible FridgeBrilliance too because Ariadne tries to show Cobb a model of the third dream layer and he may have seen part of it, which is why Mal shows up in the third dream, but not the first two.]]

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** Ariadne realising that Cobb can't build dreams any more, because if he knows the dream layout, he could bring Mal in and sabotage the mission. Acts as both a CallBack to the ActionPrologue, but also foreshadows [[spoiler:Mal appearing in the third dream layer and shooting Fischer, forcing Cobb and Ariadne to follow Fischer into Limbo to rescue him. Possible FridgeBrilliance too because Ariadne tries to show Cobb a model of the third dream layer and he may have seen part of it, which is why Mal shows up in the third dream, but not the first two.]]



* LastNameBasis: At least four examples.

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* LastNameBasis: At least four examples. LastNameBasis:



** The movie starts InMediasRes, as noted above, and most scenes do as well, jumping straight from one bit of dialogue or action to another without establishing shots of people introducing themselves, walking up the street, etc. Coupled with the observation that dreams often work that way, it forces viewers to question either the nature of the scenes in this movie that supposedly aren't dreams, or the nature of movies in general.

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** The movie starts InMediasRes, as noted above, InMediasRes and most scenes do as well, jumping straight from one bit of dialogue or action to another without establishing shots of people introducing themselves, walking up the street, etc. Coupled with the observation that dreams often work that way, it forces viewers to question either the nature of the scenes in this movie that supposedly aren't dreams, or the nature of movies in general.
26th Apr '16 1:37:45 AM axle-k89
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* FirstNameBasis: A few examples, as with LastNameBasis below. We never find out the surnames of Arthur, Ariadne, Yusuf or Saito.



* LastNameBasis: Cobb is almost always referred to by his surname. Only two people, Miles and Mal, call him by his first name, Dom.

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* LastNameBasis: At least four examples.
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Cobb is almost always referred to by his surname. Only two people, Miles and Mal, call him by his first name, Dom.
** Eames is implied to be the character's surname as well, and we never find out what his first name is.
** We never find out Nash's first name, either.
** Fischer is referred to as Fischer by almost everyone, with only his father and Browning calling him Robert.
26th Apr '16 1:25:21 AM axle-k89
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* LastNameBasis: Cobb is almost always referred to by his surname. Only two people, Miles and Mal, call him by his first name, Dom.



* TheLoad: Saito. Eames warns him that a shared dream is no place for "tourists." [[spoiler:He becomes a literal load in the first dream stage when he's shot and has to be carried around, although he gets better from the second stage on.]]

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* TheLoad: Saito. Eames warns him that a shared dream is no place for "tourists." [[spoiler:He becomes a literal load in the first dream stage when he's shot and has to be carried around, although he gets better from the second stage on. He redeems himself in the third dream level when, despite being in great pain from his wound, he uses his teeth to pull a pin from a grenade and take out some projections in the air duct before they can reach him, Cobb and Ariadne.]]
26th Apr '16 1:12:43 AM axle-k89
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** Fischer says to Saito after the avalanche "Couldn't someone have dreamed up a goddamn beach?" Later, [[spoiler:he dies and goes to limbo which starts on beach.]])

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** Ariadne realising that Cobb can't build dreams any more, because if he knows the dream layout, he could bring Mal in and sabotage the mission. Acts as both a CallBack to the ActionPrologue, but also foreshadows [[spoiler:Mal appearing in the third dream layer and shooting Fischer, forcing Cobb and Ariadne to follow Fischer into Limbo to rescue him. Possible FridgeBrilliance too because Ariadne tries to show Cobb a model of the third dream layer and he may have seen part of it, which is why Mal shows up in the third dream, but not the first two.]]
** [[spoiler: A variation. Saito being shot in the first dream. His wounds eventually cause him to die and send him to Limbo, forcing Cobb to have to rescue him. In the third dream, Mal appears and shoots Fischer, and Cobb and Ariadne follow him down to Limbo to save him. Played straight in the fact that both characters are sent and shot to Limbo, but slightly subverted in the fact that they end up in Limbo at roughly the same time.]]
** Fischer says to Saito after the avalanche "Couldn't someone have dreamed up a goddamn beach?" Later, [[spoiler:he dies and goes to limbo which starts on a beach.]])
22nd Apr '16 12:01:11 PM eroock
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* PlummetPerspective: When Mal sits on the ledge of the hotel window, ready to jump, she sheds one of her shoes first and the camera is briefly following its path down.
7th Apr '16 4:21:15 PM Az_Tech341
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** A few elements of the Mombasa chase set up the elements of the inception job, such as the maze-like layout of the streets and alleyways Cpbb runs through, and constant danger from the Cobol men, like the projections he and the team will be up against later.

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** A few elements of the Mombasa chase set up the elements of the inception job, such as the maze-like layout of the streets and alleyways Cpbb Cobb runs through, and constant danger from the Cobol men, like the projections he and the team will be up against later.
7th Apr '16 12:59:55 AM axle-k89
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** A few elements of the Mombasa chase set up the elements of the inception job, such as the maze-like layout of the streets and alleyways, and constant danger in every direction from Cobol men, like the projections he and the team will be up against later.

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** A few elements of the Mombasa chase set up the elements of the inception job, such as the maze-like layout of the streets and alleyways, alleyways Cpbb runs through, and constant danger in every direction from the Cobol men, like the projections he and the team will be up against later.
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