It was one of the most memorable scenes in an entirely mind-blowing movie. A scene that played with gravity, without the use of digital effects. Today, we’re looking at the hallway showdown from Christopher Nolan’s “Inception.” Subscribe: http://goo.gl/9AGRm
The hallway fight was unique as a setpiece: It didn’t involve the film’s major star, Leonardo DiCaprio, instead focusing on the then-less-famous Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The entire film is remarkable for its time, boasting a sci-fi tentpole budget WITHOUT the backing of being based on a known franchise. Rather, Inception, and the hallway fight, are entirely born from Christopher Nolan’s mind.
We can thank the success of The Dark Knight for the fact that this screen was green lit. We can thank the hard work of a lot of people (and tons of steel) that the screen made it to screen.
What did you think? Did you learn something new about the hallway fight in inception? What do you think is the most mind-blowing scene in movie history? What other scenes would you like us to explore in future episodes?
Inception is a 2010 science fiction heist thriller film written, co-produced, and directed by Christopher Nolan, and co-produced by Emma Thomas. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio as a professional thief who steals information by infiltrating the subconscious, and is offered a chance to have his criminal history erased as payment for a task seemingly-impossible: “inception”, the implantation of another person’s idea into a target’s subconscious. The ensemble cast additionally includes Ellen Page, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Ken Watanabe, Tom Hardy, Dileep Rao, Cillian Murphy, Tom Berenger, and Michael Caine.
After the 2002 completion of Insomnia, Nolan presented to Warner Bros. a written 80-page treatment about a horror film envisioning “dream stealers” based on lucid dreaming. Emphasizing on professional-scale experience, Nolan retired the project and instead worked on 2005’s Batman Begins, 2006’s The Prestige, and The Dark Knight in 2008. The treatment was revised over 6 months and was purchased by Warner in February 2009.Inception was filmed in six countries, beginning in Tokyo in June 19 and ending in Canada in November 22. Its official budget was US$160 million, split between Warner Bros and Legendary. Nolan’s reputation and success with The Dark Knight helped secure the film’s $100 million in advertising expenditure.
Inception‘s première was held in London on July 8, 2010; its wide release to both conventional and IMAX theaters began on July 16, 2010. A box office success, Inception has grossed over $800 million worldwide. The home video market also had strong results, with $68 million in DVD and Blu-ray sales. Inception opened to acclaim from critics, who praised its story, score, and ensemble cast. It won four Academy Awards for Best Cinematography, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, and Best Visual Effects, and was nominated for four more: Best Picture, Best Original Score, Best Art Direction, and Best Original Screenplay.