By Shoban Babu
Happened to watch a rerun of Inception today and nothing could stop me from writing an accolade for Nolan for coming up with this masterpiece.
What is the most resilient parasite? An Idea. Christopher Nolan in Inception flirts with a hypnagogic theme and blends it with the elements of Science Fiction. Inception is incredibly brilliant as a movie and is a breakthrough in contemporary cinema. It demands a second and third viewing, as there are many subtleties and quick flashes that may not be picked up on the first time around to understand the concept. The concept of entering dreams, I for one was fascinated and mesmerized with the whole idea [the entire movie was about ideas] – the opportunity to dig deeper and deeper into one’s subconscious, and the ability to plant an idea which could define that person, or destroy them.
The movie investigates in depth the tricks a traumatized mind can play on an individual and his quest for redemption; it keeps the viewer outside the realm of reality which was fine with me and the music by Hans Zimmer was icing on the cake it perfectly matched the tone of the movie and leaves a lasting impression.
In the words of Neil Gaiman [an English author] – People think dreams aren’t real just because they aren’t made of matter, of particles. Dreams are real. But they are made of viewpoints, of images, of memories and puns and lost hopes – Inception brings this to life.