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Inception: The Shooting Script Paperback – August 17, 2010
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"Inception gets the art movie treatment, with a really nice paperback edition of the screenplay. There are eight pages of color concept art, and a ton of storyboards plus a few of Nolan's own handwritten notes and diagrams. And there's an ultra-revealing introduction, in which Nolan gets interviewed by his brother Jonathan. For anybody interested in the creative process behind this film, this book is pretty much a must-have."
- Charlie Jane Anders, Gawker Media, i09.com
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This is the book I wanted, reading this just like reading a novel without getting bored. It is probably the best script I've read since Batman Begins, also by Nolan
Some original concept arts are included along with a interesting dream machine manual
Some of the scenes in the movie are not included in this script (one example is in the final kick back scenes where in the movie, there are lots of cuts from different levels, but in this script, it is much simpler), and some of the dialogues are slightly different, actually I think Nolan added some additional scenes in the movie just in order that the audience are more easily to catch up the plot.
The movie's intense, and keeps your mind racing while you're sitting on the edge of your seats. The screenplay reads extremely well, and has much of the same page-turning intensity - but gives you time to reflect on the precise plot and dialogue lines. There are a few scenes in here that were cut out of the movie - and I can see why, because they are always dialogue heavy scenes, explaining the mechanisms of extraction and inception or showing early stages of the planning that went into the heist into Fischer's mind. While they might have slowed down the story on screen, they do clarify things quite a bit, especially a couple of scenes in which Eames and Cobb and Arthur are discussing how and why they need to implant the idea of breaking up his father's company in 3 different stages.
There's an intriguing interview between Chris Nolan and his brother Jonathan about the initial inception of Inception, and there are several storyboarded scenes. There's also what looks like a professional instruction manual for the intravenous dream device (that they carry around in a shiny suitcase). Highly recommended for lovers of the movie - it's always illuminating to read the screenplay of a film you've seen and enjoyed, and this screenplay is extremely readable.Read more ›
If I had any criticism it would be I would have liked a few more cinematographic notations, and the diagrams could have used better contrast. More a case of wanting more I guess than anything wrong with the book itself.
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I enjoyed it more than the movie, and I really liked the movie. The storyboards and concept art really pulled it off for me.Published 10 months ago by Devin
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