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Chris Nolan says Inception is bigger than Batman

01.13.2010

The LA Times has a short little preview piece for INCEPTION over on their Hero Complex blog, but it’s one of the only times so far we’ve heard Nolan talk about the film himself, and for that reason alone it’s worth a read.

“I grew up watching James Bond films and loving those and watching spy movies with their globetrotting sensibility.... We get to do that here, not just geographically but also in time and dimensions of reality as well. We get to make a movie that’s expansive, I suppose you’d say, in four dimensions.”

Four dimensions? Chris Nolan has made a movie that transcends TIME ITSELF? Excellent! So just how the hell did he take this movie from a pet project into an undertaking more massive than THE DARK KNIGHT?

“It’s something that we had been talking about on and off for seven or eight years," Thomas said. "Coming off of the ‘The Dark Knight,’ the only thing we really knew is that we wanted to do something more personal. It seemed like the right time to do this. The fact that it’s really just an enormous movie -- that wasn’t ever really a factor in the decision. This story lends itself to a movie of this size."

“This is the biggest challenge I’ve taken on to this point,” said Nolan, who may return to Gotham City for his next feature. “We’re trying to tell a story on a massive scale, a true blockbuster scale – the biggest I’ve ever been involved with. We tried to make a very large-scale film with ‘The Dark Knight’ and with this one we wanted to push that even further.”

As the world’s biggest fan of Nolan’s last “in-between Batmans" project, THE PRESTIGE, it’s an understatement to say that INCEPTION is my most anticipated of the year. I’ve still little to no idea just what the hell it’s about, but a blockbuster with the smarts of a Nolan script and lens simply cannot be bad.

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Extra Tidbit: MEMENTO is my #1 of all time.
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6:30PM on 01/18/2010
This man is KING. Nothing wrong with this so far.
This man is KING. Nothing wrong with this so far.
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5:01AM on 01/14/2010

Bond

I agree with Dekard77, I thought there were some very obvious nods to the Bond movies in The Dark Knight. And Batman Begins has Morgan Freeman introduced as the 'Q' character. I bet Nolan and his brother have at the very least a story outline for a Bond movie. To see a Bond flick written and directed by the same person would be a cool thing. But then Tarantino offered his services a few years ago to make Casino Royale starring Brosnan (he stil says he'd cast Brosnan in a Bond flick) and was
I agree with Dekard77, I thought there were some very obvious nods to the Bond movies in The Dark Knight. And Batman Begins has Morgan Freeman introduced as the 'Q' character. I bet Nolan and his brother have at the very least a story outline for a Bond movie. To see a Bond flick written and directed by the same person would be a cool thing. But then Tarantino offered his services a few years ago to make Casino Royale starring Brosnan (he stil says he'd cast Brosnan in a Bond flick) and was ignored by the producers so.....
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2:39AM on 01/14/2010
No wonder Inception was the #1 most anticipated movie on Joblo's list of 2010: they are Nolan fanboys.
No wonder Inception was the #1 most anticipated movie on Joblo's list of 2010: they are Nolan fanboys.
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1:03AM on 01/14/2010

Wicked Cool

Nolan has got a top notch record (With only Insomnia boring me to tears) so I am thoroughly looking forward to this. I'm so glad they're keeping things shrouded in mystery with regards to trailers and posters (not mad about the obvious poster design link to the Dark Knight, but that's marketers for you)...

...I wonder though, while I may be titillated by the mystery and constraint shown, the average Joe Public folk I've shown the teasers to all say it just looks like another Matrix without
Nolan has got a top notch record (With only Insomnia boring me to tears) so I am thoroughly looking forward to this. I'm so glad they're keeping things shrouded in mystery with regards to trailers and posters (not mad about the obvious poster design link to the Dark Knight, but that's marketers for you)...

...I wonder though, while I may be titillated by the mystery and constraint shown, the average Joe Public folk I've shown the teasers to all say it just looks like another Matrix without as much excitement from them as I'd expected...
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12:02AM on 01/14/2010

Best

Nolan is pure genius. For the record I thought Following was outstanding.
Nolan is pure genius. For the record I thought Following was outstanding.
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8:39PM on 01/13/2010

No Doubt.....

....that this is gonna be an awesome movie. Awesome director=Awesome movie
....that this is gonna be an awesome movie. Awesome director=Awesome movie
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7:31PM on 01/13/2010

Can't go wrong

Nolan's one of the most exciting directors right now. Seriously, the man's track record is pretty damn flawless (and no, I'm not just talking about the Batman flicks). Heavily anticipating this one and it's great to hear him talk about the damn thing.
Nolan's one of the most exciting directors right now. Seriously, the man's track record is pretty damn flawless (and no, I'm not just talking about the Batman flicks). Heavily anticipating this one and it's great to hear him talk about the damn thing.
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6:39PM on 01/13/2010

Jeez, you fanboys


28 thumbs down for only liking "Batman Begins?"

I didn't realize disliking Nolan's work was akin to drowning kittens.

The guy who said "TDK sucks" got less thumbs down.

28 thumbs down for only liking "Batman Begins?"

I didn't realize disliking Nolan's work was akin to drowning kittens.

The guy who said "TDK sucks" got less thumbs down.
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6:05PM on 01/13/2010
I'm looking forward to whatever Nolan has cooked up. Looks trippy and Joseph Gordon-Levitt is the man.
I'm looking forward to whatever Nolan has cooked up. Looks trippy and Joseph Gordon-Levitt is the man.
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4:56PM on 01/13/2010
How the hell he handles that kind of stress of working on these huge flicks is seriously beyond me. The man must seriously be beyond cool.
How the hell he handles that kind of stress of working on these huge flicks is seriously beyond me. The man must seriously be beyond cool.
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4:32PM on 01/13/2010

TDK sucked...

so I'll wait and see what he does with Inception.
so I'll wait and see what he does with Inception.
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4:43PM on 01/13/2010
When one of the best reviewed and universally praised movies of the last 10 years "sucks" can you at least give an explanation of why?
When one of the best reviewed and universally praised movies of the last 10 years "sucks" can you at least give an explanation of why?
4:52PM on 01/13/2010
Locke, you'll get a book of an explanation, don't open that can of worms :)
Locke, you'll get a book of an explanation, don't open that can of worms :)
5:13PM on 01/13/2010
hahaha... Moreno said it. It's a bad movie, you should watch it.
hahaha... Moreno said it. It's a bad movie, you should watch it.
4:16PM on 01/13/2010
Memento was good but depressing as hell.
Memento was good but depressing as hell.
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2:05PM on 01/13/2010
This is without question the must see movie of 2010..to me at least.
This is without question the must see movie of 2010..to me at least.
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1:36PM on 01/13/2010

Big fan

I think all you really need to do is team Nolan with a good artor(s) and he can make magic. He's got Memento with Guy Pearce, Insomnia with Al Pacino, Prestige with Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale (and to a lesser extent Bale and the Batman films) and now we're gonna have Inception with Leonardo DeCaprio. Can't wait
I think all you really need to do is team Nolan with a good artor(s) and he can make magic. He's got Memento with Guy Pearce, Insomnia with Al Pacino, Prestige with Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale (and to a lesser extent Bale and the Batman films) and now we're gonna have Inception with Leonardo DeCaprio. Can't wait
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1:30PM on 01/13/2010

Dark City 2: The Inception

Love that it looks that way. If you want epic scale, why not do Marvel Secret Wars, Marvels, DC's Kingdom Come or even Infinity Gauntlet.
Stop using words that don't fit with these movies.
Love that it looks that way. If you want epic scale, why not do Marvel Secret Wars, Marvels, DC's Kingdom Come or even Infinity Gauntlet.
Stop using words that don't fit with these movies.
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1:27PM on 01/13/2010
i loved the prestige. just such a great story. cant wait for this.
i loved the prestige. just such a great story. cant wait for this.
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1:21PM on 01/13/2010

INCEPTION looks good but...


... "Batman Begins" is the only Christopher Nolan movie I like.

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... "Batman Begins" is the only Christopher Nolan movie I like.

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1:02PM on 01/13/2010
I saw Memento when it came out and it blew me away! I've been a fan ever since. I like all of his movies and they are great movies. I figured out Prestige about 3/4 of the way in but that didn't ruin it for me. Inception should be nothing short of brilliant.
I saw Memento when it came out and it blew me away! I've been a fan ever since. I like all of his movies and they are great movies. I figured out Prestige about 3/4 of the way in but that didn't ruin it for me. Inception should be nothing short of brilliant.
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12:47PM on 01/13/2010

007

I like some of the subtle James Bond touches he had on DK. Really excited to see this movie, hope one day he'd direct a Bond film in the true Epic scale it deserves to be seen.
I like some of the subtle James Bond touches he had on DK. Really excited to see this movie, hope one day he'd direct a Bond film in the true Epic scale it deserves to be seen.
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12:47PM on 01/13/2010
i'm sure it'll be a good movie and worth the price of an admission ticket.
i'm sure it'll be a good movie and worth the price of an admission ticket.
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12:35PM on 01/13/2010

Not a fan

but I'm open to it. I think Nolan is a talented but all his movies weigh too much on the surprise ending which in the Prestige I figured out really early on. I'm holding out for this one. I hope this is the one that can make me fan. It's tiring being the only guy who doesn't obsessed with Nolan.
but I'm open to it. I think Nolan is a talented but all his movies weigh too much on the surprise ending which in the Prestige I figured out really early on. I'm holding out for this one. I hope this is the one that can make me fan. It's tiring being the only guy who doesn't obsessed with Nolan.
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12:29PM on 01/13/2010
Christopher Nolan is a god among men.
Christopher Nolan is a god among men.
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12:23PM on 01/13/2010
I love how Nolan loves pushing himself to do more daring projects as a filmmaker. I think he'll truly push himself to the limits when and if he decides to make Batman 3.
I love how Nolan loves pushing himself to do more daring projects as a filmmaker. I think he'll truly push himself to the limits when and if he decides to make Batman 3.
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12:20PM on 01/13/2010

said it before, I'll say it again ...

... Nolan is Hitchcock of our times.
... Nolan is Hitchcock of our times.
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12:02PM on 01/13/2010
Is it July yet?
Is it July yet?
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