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DIRECTED BY: CHRISTOPHER NOLAN
EDITED BY: LEE SMITH
Cobb: Leonardo DiCaprio
Arthur: Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Ariadne: Ellen Page
Eames: Tom Hardy
Mal: Marion Cotillard
Miles: Michael Caine
Inception, a motion picture directed by one of the well reputed directors of modern film making, Christopher Nolan, is a story about dream sharing, a concept where multiple people share a lucid dream together to extract or obtain certain information from high value individuals. An intriguing storyline indeed, and to portray dreams, their complexity is a mammoth task indeed and the work done can be said to have been pulled off to near perfection. Multiple layering of dreams, high speed action sequences and along all that to further the movie with a cogent storyline has been well perceived and what makes the movie such a fluid experience is its immaculate editing.
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The movie proceeded displaying the subjects dreaming and then there was presence of interwoven scenes where the actors were shot as they were asleep then shift to their dream state. The fluidity with which the scenes shift in and out, while keeping the belief that the actor is actually in a dream and the body is asleep so believable, the question never arises into the mind that it might be fiction. The scene where the work of editing seems perfect, is where the multiple dreams collapse. It shows where the three layers of dreams are in motion, where consequently each dream has to woken up from, meaning each dream state has to collapse for the individuals to wake from that one to then proceed to wake from the higher level of the dream state. In the scene, all characters are systematically shown in different layers of the dreams where the subsequent dream collapses at just the right moment, where the security facility is destroyed, then the hotel lift is propelled and finally the van crashes into the lake. All three happen with such simultaneous method that one can just be perplexed as to how such 4 different scenes are brought together with one grand stroke. The editing makes it seem flawless, making it feel that the movie and its scenes were shot one after the other, which in actuality does not happen. Such complex interweaving of scenes i had never seen before, making Inception an instant classic for me. The only scene where i felt which could be changed was the planning part, where large portions of time seem to pass without any actual notice for the viewer making it seem that there might be a slight disconnect within the movie itself but otherwise i would myself fail to make it better, as it came across to me an extremely fine piece of art.
Inception (2010) – IMDb. 2015. Inception (2010) – IMDb. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1375666/?ref_=nv_sr_1. [Accessed 05 April 2015].