Inception Notes

  • Recurring dreams – always sees his kids and his wife
  • Something allows the realisation of it being a dream (the wrong carpet)
  • Dream requires an architect, to produce something that’s believable as real
  • You need something so you can tell what is real and what is a dream – the spinning top

Inception quote. Very true I have had some really weird dreams that seemed perfectly normal while I was in them:

  • Planting an idea into someones head through a dream (reminiscent of those dreams that created something amazing – the idea for Google, and Twilight)
  • ‘Navigate people’s minds’ = subconscious dreams
  • ‘Our mind can do almost anything when asleep’
  • ‘Create and perceive the world around us’ – in dreams
  • When the dream is already designed, the person fills it with their subconscious
  • You can never remember the start of a dream
  • ‘In the moment, it feels real’
  • In dreams, the mind moves more quickly, which is why they feel longer
  • ‘Only use details from the real wold, not real places – lose grasp on what’s real and what’s a dream’
  • Inception
  • ‘Steal information by infiltrating the subconscious’
  • Based on lucid dreaming
  • ‘Inception: the implantation of another person’s idea in a target’s subconscious’

Inception (2010), directed by Christopher Nolan.  ***  Cobb: You create the world of the dream, you bring the subject into that dream, and they fill it with their subconscious.  Ariadne: How could I ever acquire enough detail to make them think that its reality?  Cobb: Well dreams, they feel real while we're in them, right? It's only when we wake up that we realize how things are actually strange. Let me ask you a question, you, you never really remember the beginning of a dream do you?:

  • ‘Nolan wanted to explore “the idea of people sharing a dream space…That gives you the ability to access somebody’s unconscious mind. What would that be used and abused for?” – relates to my own concept
  • I like the idea of exploring what would happen if dreams were shared.
  • Although this film doesn’t directly link into my concept, it explores a similar theme of dreams and dream spaces. It provides an additional visual interpretation of elements within my concept that can be used, e.g. filming techniques.
  • Watching this film gives me the idea to experiment with filming when representing and responding to various dreams. It appears that dreams are often reflected through film and photography, so it makes sense for me to experiment with the technique.
  • Some of the quotes I took from the film can be extended into development piece ideas.