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Student Presenter(s) and Advisor

Helen O'Brien, Lake Forest CollegeFollow

Location

Meyer Auditorium

Abstract

A cerebral take on the classic heist film, Inception posits the wild premise that one can steal secrets through dreams, but makes it convincing by placing this thievery in the hands of interesting characters in the realistic world of corporate espionage. The audience enjoys the ride, but they are left questioning the ending; was it really a dream or was it reality? Director Christopher Nolan takes advantage of every cinematic tool to bring the dream world into reality, and ultimately argues that the two worlds are not as different as one might hope.

Presentation Type

Individual Presentation

Start Date

4-8-2014 1:00 PM

End Date

4-8-2014 2:20 PM

Panel

Panel: Film And Television

Field of Study for Presentation

American Studies, Cinema Studies

Inception.pdf (23687 kB)
Complete presentation slides

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12 Time.m4a (9476 kB)

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Apr 8th, 1:00 PM Apr 8th, 2:20 PM

“Dreams are My Reality:” The Duality in Christopher Nolan’s Inception

Meyer Auditorium

A cerebral take on the classic heist film, Inception posits the wild premise that one can steal secrets through dreams, but makes it convincing by placing this thievery in the hands of interesting characters in the realistic world of corporate espionage. The audience enjoys the ride, but they are left questioning the ending; was it really a dream or was it reality? Director Christopher Nolan takes advantage of every cinematic tool to bring the dream world into reality, and ultimately argues that the two worlds are not as different as one might hope.