History Trivia / Inception

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.
25th Dec '15 4:23:53 PM nombretomado
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** This film was Nolan's baby, his decade-long [[IncrediblyLamePun dream project]]. You can see how much he loved what could have been an action-heist film, and how much enthusiasm the cast and crew had for him and the story. It's a real life heartwarmer, showing that there is a place for NewHollywood-style, ''auteur''-driven projects. That said, making an art film ''after'' making hundreds of millions of dollars for your backers with ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' is more likely to work than coming in off the street. In fact, ''Inception'' is the reason Nolan took on ''Film/TheDarkKnightTrilogy'' to begin with. When working on the drafts for ''Inception'', he realized he could not do it on a small-scale budget, and needed to get some experience with large-scale films, as well as every mainstream film he did that succeeded financially would make it that much easier for a studio to back whatever budget and resources he would need.

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** This film was Nolan's baby, his decade-long [[IncrediblyLamePun dream project]]. You can see how much he loved what could have been an action-heist film, and how much enthusiasm the cast and crew had for him and the story. It's a real life heartwarmer, showing that there is a place for NewHollywood-style, UsefulNotes/NewHollywood-style, ''auteur''-driven projects. That said, making an art film ''after'' making hundreds of millions of dollars for your backers with ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' is more likely to work than coming in off the street. In fact, ''Inception'' is the reason Nolan took on ''Film/TheDarkKnightTrilogy'' to begin with. When working on the drafts for ''Inception'', he realized he could not do it on a small-scale budget, and needed to get some experience with large-scale films, as well as every mainstream film he did that succeeded financially would make it that much easier for a studio to back whatever budget and resources he would need.
24th Dec '15 6:17:46 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.
* AdvertisedExtra: Despite prominent billing, Michael Caine has just three minutes of screen time.



* NamesTheSame: Nolan previously used the name Cobb in his first film ''Film/{{Following}}''

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* NamesTheSame: Nolan previously used the name Cobb in his first film ''Film/{{Following}}''''Film/{{Following}}''.
* NoFlowInCGI: Wardrobe made sure that Ariadne had her hair up for the second dream level. As she floats in zero gravity later, animating Ellen Page's hair would have been a nightmare if it was down.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: 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.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: WhatCouldHaveBeen:
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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.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.
19th Nov '15 5:44:58 PM Cieloazul
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* ColbertBump: The grappling technique Arthur uses to choke out a projection mook wasn't very known in the martial arts scene before the film (unless you count pro wrestling, as it is basically a front cobra clutch with bodyscissors), but after it came out, many people in sport submission grappling and MMA teams started to train it, to the point the move is better known nowadays as the "Inception Choke".
28th Sep '15 3:14:34 AM PaulA
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** As in ''Film/TheDarkKnightTrilog'', Creator/ChristopherNolan makes Creator/CillianMurphy wear a bag on his head.

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** As in ''Film/TheDarkKnightTrilog'', ''Film/TheDarkKnightTrilogy'', Creator/ChristopherNolan makes Creator/CillianMurphy wear a bag on his head.



** When the team realizes they need control of the first-class section of a plane in order to pull the heist, Saito announces that he's bought the airline. In Film/TheAviator, when [=DiCaprio=]'s character wanted to get into aviation professionally, he did the same.

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** When the team realizes they need control of the first-class section of a plane in order to pull the heist, Saito announces that he's bought the airline. In Film/TheAviator, ''Film/TheAviator'', when [=DiCaprio=]'s character wanted to get into aviation professionally, he did the same.


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* CastingGag:
** Some of the actors that previously appeared in ''Film/TheDarkKnightSaga'' appear here with their situations changed. Creator/CillianMurphy is the one being [[MindRape mind raped]], starting with a dose of drugged water, Creator/KenWatanabe again "dies" in an exploding fortress atop a snowy mountain, and Creator/MichaelCaine plays the mentor/father figure to the main character.
** It has been acknowledged that Nolan does seem to enjoy putting a bag over Murphy's head in his films.
** An inadvertent one. Nolan cast Creator/MarionCotillard, who played famous French singer Music/EdithPiaf in the biopic ''Film/LaVieEnRose'', in a film that heavily features Piaf's song ''Je ne regrette rien''. Creator/ChristopherNolan considered taking the song out of the movie when he cast Cotillard, but ultimately decided against after Creator/HansZimmer insisted -- he had already built quite a bit of score around it.
30th Aug '15 7:35:05 PM randomtroper89
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** As in ''Film/TheDarkKnightSaga'', Creator/ChristopherNolan makes Creator/CillianMurphy wear a bag on his head.

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** As in ''Film/TheDarkKnightSaga'', ''Film/TheDarkKnightTrilog'', Creator/ChristopherNolan makes Creator/CillianMurphy wear a bag on his head.



** This film was Nolan's baby, his decade-long [[IncrediblyLamePun dream project]]. You can see how much he loved what could have been an action-heist film, and how much enthusiasm the cast and crew had for him and the story. It's a real life heartwarmer, showing that there is a place for NewHollywood-style, ''auteur''-driven projects. That said, making an art film ''after'' making hundreds of millions of dollars for your backers with ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' is more likely to work than coming in off the street. In fact, ''Inception'' is the reason Nolan took on ''Film/TheDarkKnightSaga'' to begin with. When working on the drafts for ''Inception'', he realized he could not do it on a small-scale budget, and needed to get some experience with large-scale films, as well as every mainstream film he did that succeeded financially would make it that much easier for a studio to back whatever budget and resources he would need.

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** This film was Nolan's baby, his decade-long [[IncrediblyLamePun dream project]]. You can see how much he loved what could have been an action-heist film, and how much enthusiasm the cast and crew had for him and the story. It's a real life heartwarmer, showing that there is a place for NewHollywood-style, ''auteur''-driven projects. That said, making an art film ''after'' making hundreds of millions of dollars for your backers with ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' is more likely to work than coming in off the street. In fact, ''Inception'' is the reason Nolan took on ''Film/TheDarkKnightSaga'' ''Film/TheDarkKnightTrilogy'' to begin with. When working on the drafts for ''Inception'', he realized he could not do it on a small-scale budget, and needed to get some experience with large-scale films, as well as every mainstream film he did that succeeded financially would make it that much easier for a studio to back whatever budget and resources he would need.



** [[Film/TheDarkKnightSaga Ra's Al Ghul, Alfred, Scarecrow, Bane,]] [[spoiler:[[Film/TheDarkKnightSaga Talia]]]].

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** [[Film/TheDarkKnightSaga [[Film/TheDarkKnightTrilogy Ra's Al Ghul, Alfred, Scarecrow, Bane,]] [[spoiler:[[Film/TheDarkKnightSaga [[spoiler:[[Film/TheDarkKnightRises Talia]]]].



** [[Film/TheUsualSuspects Keyser Soze's lawyer]] [[TheEndingChangesEverything Kobayashi]] is the father of [[Film/TheDarkKnightSaga the Scarecrow]].

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** [[Film/TheUsualSuspects Keyser Soze's lawyer]] [[TheEndingChangesEverything Kobayashi]] is the father of [[Film/TheDarkKnightSaga [[Film/TheDarkKnightTrilogy the Scarecrow]].



** Miles's granddaughter is also Kimberly Bauer's daughter. [[HolyShitQuotient Oh my god]]: ''[[Film/TheDarkKnightSaga Alfred]] is [[Series/TwentyFour Jack Bauer]]''.

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** Miles's granddaughter is also Kimberly Bauer's daughter. [[HolyShitQuotient Oh my god]]: ''[[Film/TheDarkKnightSaga ''[[Film/TheDarkKnightTrilogy Alfred]] is [[Series/TwentyFour Jack Bauer]]''.



* MagnumOpusDissonance: This film was Nolan's dream project and it ''did'' pay off and became highly successful and appreciated...it's just that TheDarkKnightSaga still overshadows it when it comes to Nolan's résumé.

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* MagnumOpusDissonance: This film was Nolan's dream project and it ''did'' pay off and became highly successful and appreciated...it's just that TheDarkKnightSaga ''Film/TheDarkKnightTrilogy'' still overshadows it when it comes to Nolan's résumé.
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