History Trivia / Inception

25th Nov '17 7:20:10 PM Maxiboy136
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** Creator/MarkKermode came up with ''On Her Majesty's Psychiatric Service''.
20th Oct '17 5:20:15 PM PaulA
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* MultipleLanguagesSameVoiceActor: Creator/KenWatanabe dubs himself ''twice'' in the Japanese dubs of the film. (One for the theatrical version and another for the video release.)
19th Oct '17 8:54:28 AM ClintEastwood
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* SameLanguageDub: Ken Watanabe dubs himself ''twice'' in the Japanese dubs of the film. (One for the theatrical version and another for the video release)
19th Oct '17 8:53:00 AM ClintEastwood
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** [[Film/TheBeach This isn't the first time Leo's been washed ashore]].



* EditedForSyndication: In an effort to combat confusion, television broadcasts in Japan include text in the upper-left corner of the screen to remind viewers which level of the dream a specific scene takes place in.



* HilariousInHindsight:
** The two female leads were up against each other for the UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for "Outstanding Lead Actress in a Motion Picture" in the same year: Ellen Page for ''Film/{{Juno}}'' and Marion Cotillard for ''Film/LaVieEnRose''. Cotillard won, [[spoiler: but Page got her revenge. In ''Inception'', her character shoots Marion's.]]
** Arthur is played by Creator/JosephGordonLevitt, who played Tommy on ''Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun''. The most memorable episodes of that show are the 3D episodes, which center on dreams. Tommy's own dream included him chasing a book down a hallway, that was not following the laws of physics. Also, he was a young man again, as he was actually the ''oldest'' of the aliens on his home planet.
* {{Jossed}}: If Sir Michael Caine is to be believed, [[spoiler:any fan theory which assumes that the "real world" is just another level of dream. Caine states that any scene which he's in is the real world. Virtually confirmed by WordOfGod, Creator/ChristopherNolan.]]

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* HilariousInHindsight:
** The two female leads were up against each other for the UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for "Outstanding Lead Actress in a Motion Picture" in the same year: Ellen Page for ''Film/{{Juno}}'' and Marion Cotillard for ''Film/LaVieEnRose''. Cotillard won, [[spoiler: but Page got her revenge. In ''Inception'', her character shoots Marion's.]]
** Arthur is played by Creator/JosephGordonLevitt, who played Tommy on ''Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun''. The most memorable episodes of that show are the 3D episodes, which center on dreams. Tommy's own dream included him chasing a book down a hallway, that was not following the laws of physics. Also, he was a young man again, as he was actually the ''oldest'' of the aliens on his home planet.
* {{Jossed}}: If Sir Michael Caine Creator/MichaelCaine is to be believed, [[spoiler:any fan theory which assumes that the "real world" is just another level of dream. Caine states that any scene which he's in is the real world. Virtually confirmed by WordOfGod, Creator/ChristopherNolan.]]



* MidDevelopmentGenreShift: Creator/ChristopherNolan originally envisioned this as a horror film.



* NoStuntDouble: Creator/JosephGordonLevitt performed all but one of his own stunts during the fight scene in the spinning hallway.



** James Franco was originally cast as Arthur, he had to back out because of scheduling conflicts. Nolan's first choices for Ariadne and Browning were Evan Rachel Wood and Don Johnson, respectively, but both declined.
** Kate Winslet was the first choice for Mal but she turned it down, unable to see herself as the character. This would have made the ActorAllusion above even more hilarious.

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** James Franco Creator/BradPitt and Creator/WillSmith both turned down the role of Cobb.
** Creator/JamesFranco
was originally cast as Arthur, he had to back out because of scheduling conflicts. conflicts.
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Nolan's first choices for Ariadne and Browning were Evan Rachel Wood Creator/EvanRachelWood and Don Johnson, respectively, but both declined.
** Kate Winslet Creator/EmilyBlunt, Creator/RachelMcAdams, Creator/CareyMulligan, Creator/EmmaRoberts, Creator/JessySchram and Music/TaylorSwift were considered for Ariadne.
** Creator/KateWinslet
was the first choice for Mal but she turned it down, unable to see herself as the character. This would have made the ActorAllusion above even more hilarious.


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* WorkingTitle: Filming began under ''Oliver's Arrow''.
21st Apr '17 10:44:54 AM PaulA
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* FollowTheLeader: Not the movie itself, but the advertising: it's become increasingly common for movie trailers to use the same '''''[[MemeticMutation BWOOOONNNG]]''''' sound effect used in ''Inception'''s teaser.


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* ShootTheMoney: Did they ever. Filming took place in six different countries, and the filmmakers made sure to make creative use of the exotic scenery. They don't just show you downtown Paris -- ''they fold it on top of itself''. They don't just set a few scenes in an ancient Japanese castle -- ''they flood it, and then blow it up''. And so on.
20th Apr '16 12:21:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** [[Film/{{Titanic 1997}} Jack Dawson]], who dropped Rose for [[Creator/MarionCotillard Edith Piaf]].
** ... and then, judging by the first scene, survived the Titanic sinking to wash up in Japan... breaking both space and time...
** Apparently, [[Film/{{Brick}} Brendan Frye]] stayed in the private eye biz after high school; but it's too bad what happened to The Pin...
*** In fairness, The Pin ''did'' get the carpet wrong....
** Hey, it's that ''Series/CriminalMinds'' [=UnSub=] from the first two episodes.
** [[Film/TheDarkKnightTrilogy Ra's Al Ghul, Alfred, Scarecrow, Bane,]] [[spoiler:[[Film/TheDarkKnightRises Talia]]]].
** {{Juno}} is doing all right for herself.
** [[Film/FiveHundredDaysOfSummer Tom Hansen]] got over [[Creator/ZooeyDeschanel Summer]] and is now [[IncrediblyLamePun following his dreams.]]
** [[StTrinians Annabelle Fritton]] certainly grew up and filled out well, hasn't she? Unless you remember her as [[Series/DoctorWho Miss Evangelista]] from the Library two-parter.
** [[{{Film/X-Men}} Kitty Pryde]] has gone from walking through walls to bending Paris.
** [[{{Film/Avatar}} Dr. Max Patel]][=/=][[Film/DragMeToHell That fortune-teller who called forth a demon goat]].
** [[Film/TheUsualSuspects Keyser Soze's lawyer]] [[TheEndingChangesEverything Kobayashi]] is the father of [[Film/TheDarkKnightTrilogy the Scarecrow]].
*** And [[Film/{{Platoon}} Barnes]] is his right hand man.
** [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000592/ Friar Lawrence]] says: Our [[LeonardoDiCaprio Romeo]] hath not been in bed tonight. (Yes, but he still dreamt a dream tonight... [[FakeoutMakeout That]] [[MasterofDisguise dreamers]] often [[AllJustADream lie]].)
** Did [[Film/StarTrekNemesis Shinzon]] just call [[Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun Tommy]] "darling"?
** Miles's granddaughter is also Kimberly Bauer's daughter. [[HolyShitQuotient Oh my god]]: ''[[Film/TheDarkKnightTrilogy Alfred]] is [[Series/TwentyFour Jack Bauer]]''.
** That one guy who gave Arthur so much trouble in the hotel corridor? [[Film/TwentyEightDaysLater Private Mailer]].
17th Apr '16 6:13:52 AM Himbeergeist
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* TheRedStapler: The film has made tons of viewers curious about lucid dreaming.
23rd Mar '16 10:35:43 AM case
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* BeamMeUpScotty: "We need/have to go deeper" is used in [[ImageMacro Image Macros]] and as a [[MemeticMutation meme]] of the movie despite not appearing in the film.

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* BeamMeUpScotty: BeamMeUpScotty:
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"We need/have to go deeper" is used in [[ImageMacro Image Macros]] and as a [[MemeticMutation meme]] of the movie despite not appearing in the film.film.
** "A dream within a dream. Inception." Inception is planting an idea in the mark's head; going two (or three) dreams deep just helps with that.
24th Jan '16 11:57:28 AM creader
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* FanNickname:
** "Team Inception"
** "The Dream Team"
** Robert Fischer is "Fischer Jr.", which he is only referred to once in passing by Eames
** Ariadne is a [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Worldbender!]]
** Eames is "the Face", thanks to his filling the same function as the character from ''Series/TheATeam.''
10th Jan '16 7:40:39 AM fearlessnikki
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* Leonardo [=DiCaprio=] is also haunted by [[spoiler: causing his wife's death]] in ''Film/ShutterIsland'', released around the same time.

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* ** Leonardo [=DiCaprio=] is also haunted by [[spoiler: causing his wife's death]] in ''Film/ShutterIsland'', released around the same time.


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* RealLifeRelative: Miranda Nolan, the director's cousin, plays the stewardess on the plane.


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* WriteWhatYouKnow: Nolan said that he based the roles of the dream building team off significant roles used in making a film. Cobb is like the director, Arthur the producer, Ariadne the production designer, Eames the actor, Saito the studio and Fischer is the AudienceSurrogate.
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