Donald Clarke

Whingeing about cinema and real life since 2009

Trailerspotting pokes the Nerdisphere.

Sod Avatar. The film that is really going to get the Nerdisphere agitated over the next eight months is surely Chris Nolan’s Inception. If you are in any doubt as to the reputation Nolan has for blending mainstream entertainment with …

Thu, Oct 29, 2009, 01:36

   

Sod Avatar. The film that is really going to get the Nerdisphere agitated over the next eight months is surely Chris Nolan’s Inception. If you are in any doubt as to the reputation Nolan has for blending mainstream entertainment with sub-arthouse flair then take a glance at the cast list of his (so far) puzzling science fiction flick: Leonardo DiCaprio, Ken Watanabe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Michael Caine. If you find yourself on the set of that film then I suggest you wear a parka. Do you know why? Because it sounds so cool. That’s why.

So what is Inception? Well it’s so weird and dangerous they won’t even allow us to embed the video…

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See. The main thing we learn from this brief teaser trailer is that it involves a very great deal of tilting. Buildings tilt. Glasses of water tilt. The suggestion is that even whole cities tilt. It’s like the entire world has become a pinball machine played by a drunken hell’s angel. The brief synopsis on Wikipedia just makes things even more confusing. Inception is, apparently, “A contemporary sci-fi action thriller set within the architecture of the mind.” Thanks a bunch.

At any rate, Nolan has a good record with one word titles — Following, Memento, Insomnia — so the omens seem to be positive. We will, however, have to wait until next summer to see the blasted thing.

TILT! TILT! TILT!

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