How INCEPTION WORKS, and why it reveals that filmmaking is an act of inception. Indeed, Christopher Nolan tells us a tale of Dom Cobb that is clearly autobiographical.
This is a MORAL PREMISE ANALYSIS of the mega-hit INCEPTION. ($160MM Budget / $289MM domestic box office.)
Writer-Producer-Director - Christopher Nolan
Length:140 min excluding credits (length used for analysis)
The analysis is based on two viewings of the film by two pairs of eyes, a lot of note taking with a stopwatch, and finally the published INSIGHT EDITION from Warner Bros of the Shooting Script (available through Amazon). The DVD was not yet available. Where my notes were incomplete I referred to the published script.
LOG LINE: "In a world where technology exists to enter the human mind through dream invasion, a highly skilled thief is given a final chance at redemption, which involves executing his toughest and most risky job to date."