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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.

Extra Tidbit: MEMENTO is my #1 of all time.
Source: LA Times

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