The Pestle


Ep 112: “Inception”

August 04, 2020

We invade Christopher Nolan’s “Inception” and interpret:

  • directing: riding the line between dramatic and hokey;
  • writing: creating a new universe, the meaning in a name;
  • the ending: what is the answer to this mind-spinning ending;
  • and other such stuff and things and stuff.

We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world. – Buddha

Notes & References: SPOILER at the bottom of this section in gray text
Charles & Ray Eames wikipedia
Eames exhibit with the pseudosphere (totem)
Dan Harmon’s story circle
Audur’s music video “I’d love” with rotating room
Joseph Gordon-Levitt trained 2 weeks to nail the hallway scene
Magnus Carlsen at 13 years old plays against Kasparov
Magnus Carlsen CBS segment
Todd mentions that Cobb tells Ariadne about Mal’s top prior to them getting on the airplane, and he is correct! At the 48 minute he tells her “This one was Mal’s, she’d spin it in a dream and it would never topple. Just spin and spin.”

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