Movie Fact #83 - November 8th, 2020

 

Director/writer Christopher Nolan's 2010 film Inception was initially written as an 80-page treatment about dream-stealers and, in fact, was was envisioned by Nolan as a horror movie. However, he chose to write it as a heist film despite his feelings that genre was "traditionally [they] are very deliberately superficial in emotional terms." However, he further felt even focusing on that genre didn't work, feeling that the story "relies so heavily on the idea of the interior state, the idea of dream and memory. I realized I needed to raise the emotional stakes." It was was this he eventually made sure to refocus the story on the emotional story of Dom Cobb (Played by Leonardo DiCaprio) and the rest is, as they say, history...at least we think that's how it went down. Stay tuned!

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