Thursday, July 29, 2010


Inception: The Shooting Script

'Inception, writer-director Christopher Nolan's seventh feature film, joins the epic scope of The Dark Knight with the narrative sophistication of Memento.

The story of a group of thieves who specialize in invading the mind through one's dreams, Inception explores the writer-director's signature psychological themes of memory, paranoia, and self-doubt as his protagonist, Dom Cobb, is pitted against a hostile subconscious spurred on by personal demons and regrets from the past.

In a conversational preface, Nolan discusses with brother and frequent collaborator, Jonathan, the genesis of the idea for the film and the decade-long process it took to write it. Detailing the results of Nolan's efforts, Inception: The Shooting Script includes key storyboard sequences, full-colour concept art, and an appendix on the workings of the mysterious Pasiv Device that Cobb and his fellow extractors use to initiate the dream-share. An exclusive exploration of a highly original concept, Inception: The Shooting Script is the record of a writer-director at the height of his craft.

Includes: Writer-Director Christopher Nolan's initial handwritten outline of the Inception plot. A preface by brothers and collaborators Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan, in which they delve into the 10-year development process behind Inception. An 8-page colour insert featuring Inception concept art. An in-world appendix with instructions for operating the mysterious Pasiv Device mechanism.'

I can't decide. I dropped it into my Amazon cart to ponder. It's...completely nerdy and unnecessary, and yet I want it like *burning*. But I can't decide if that's just rampant love for the film. I've done this before, and gotten books from films, and been disappointed because clearly my love was only for the film. But- IT HAS INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO USE THE COMPLETELY MADE-UP DEVICE! IT'S GEEK PORN!



    I use to do this with anime art books...all the time....but I still kinda love those so....

  2. It took them ten years!? Now I kinda want to read it to see what all went into that, because it sounds crazy and impressive. I probably wouldn't buy it, but then, I haven't even seen the movie yet. I really really want The Writer's Tale, though, even though there's really no reason to and it's definitely not something I need, so I get it.

    Also, the fact that it has fictional-device instructions does seem pretty awesome.

  3. It is. This is the kind of thing that leads to people building working bridges of spaceships and such. And knowing Klingon!

  4. sanil,

    I *know*! The amount of thought and...and...hell, I'm getting excited just thinking about it!

    Ah, who was I kidding. I've totally bought this and the soundtrack already. *twitches* It's NECESSARY FOR LIFE!

    *pft* I thought about getting The Writer's Tale, but, uh, I'm still holding a grudge over Torchwood's ending. I'm more rational about it that some of my friends though. They can't say RTD's name without adding 'dieinnafire'. I may *think* it sometimes, though.

    Note to self: You will *not* attempt to build a replica of the Pasiv Device. No matter how good an idea it may seem at the time.


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