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Inception: The Shooting Script [NOOK Book]

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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 ...
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Inception: The Shooting Script

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Overview

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-color 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 color insert featuring Inception concept art
An in-world appendix with instructions for operating the mysterious Pasiv Device mechanism
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Editorial Reviews

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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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781608870325
  • Publisher: Insight Editions LLC
  • Publication date: 1/1/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 208
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Christopher Nolan: Christopher Nolan began making movies at an early age with his father’s Super-8mm camera. While studying English Literature at University College London, Nolan shot 16mm films at UCL’s film society, learning the guerrilla film techniques he would later use to make his first feature, Following. Since that time, he has directed Memento, Insomnia, Batman Begins, The Prestige, and The Dark Knight. For his work on those films, Nolan has been honored with a Producer’s Guild Nomination (The Dark Knight), a Writer’s Guild Nomination (The Dark Knight), and two Director’s Guild Nominations (Memento, The Dark Knight.) He also received Oscar® and Golden Globe nominations for Best Screenplay for Memento. Nolan currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and producer Emma Thomas, and their four children.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2013

    Really good

    Very interesting book that isnt neccesarily an exciting read but if you are interested go for it. Script is different from movie at times of course, but it did help answer some questions i had! Has great concept art, diagrams and instructions for the dream machine, and Nolans diagrams, notes, and pictures.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2010

    An intriguing read

    I would not recommend this for leisure reading. However, if you are interested in script writing, reading this will provide a great example of innovative and non-linear storytelling.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2013

    Inceptions, Prologue Two

    (Thanks or the reviews guys, it helps with the ego and whatnot. This story is not fully developed so I'm just making it up as I go, but any ideas would be helpful. And sorry it took so long to post; I had writer's block, then supper.)<br><br><br>Zane's Point of View.<br><br>Celeste ducked beneath my first punch, slamming her fist into my stomach and sending me flying halfway through the car. Enhanced strength: a natural Kemri ability. By lowering gravity around her arm and the target area of the enemy, they can effeciently mimic God-like strength. Supreme knowledge, as usual.<br><br><br>Celeste's Point of View<br><br>As soon as he went flying, I focused on unassembling the molecular structure of the track ahead; I was mastering at physical manipulations in school and wasn't really into molecular whatnot, but I could hold my own. Zane's arm wrapped around me, my sleeveless t-shirt tearing. I had refused Kemri armor, so I was stuck with human garb.<br>The molecules in my arm froze as I moved to backhand him, and he kicked my legs out from under me, grabbing me by the neck and hurling me against the wall. My vision darkened as he knelt, ions swirling around his fist. "Goodnight, Cel." He said, then my vision went black as him electric punch knocked my brain into dormancy.<br><br><br>Zane's Point of View<br><br>I regretted knocking her out, but if the Movement's plan was to work, I had to ram the train into an info dome below the track. Supposedly it would make the Kemri forget their own combat technique, Meioara. That combination of instant particle and force manipulation via chemical awareness stimulants had been stopping the Movement from getting off the ground to Mars or some other not-so-populated place.<br>I entered Cel's passcard into the computer. "OH GOD." I exited the dating site and selected hologrammic systems. It was so much easier to touch stuff than mentally focus on pre-set catches in the computer's mainframe. I selected Brake, slowing the train down to thirty miles, then searched farther for the bridge sequence controls.<br>"Bridge Sequence Locked. Three Access required," the computer beeped."<br>"Damn youuuuuuu, AI," I growled, punching the console. Backtracking, I picked up a captain's passcard, level three, and entered it.<br>"Access accepted. Bridge mainframe customizable." I rolled my eyes.<br>"Select bridge eight controls," I responded to it. Once it had loaded, I enunciated clearly. "Open bridge eight, sever bridge six on next transport."<br>"To confirm, say yes."<br>"Yes."<br>"You said bananna. Did you mean no?"<br>"No!"<br>"You said no. Do you mean no in repetition or that you didn't want to select no?"<br>"Yes to no selecting no."<br>"You said no at the start, selection aborted upon no selecting no. Exiting system..."<br>"NO! OPEN BRIDGE EIGHT, DROP BRIDGE SIX UPON NEXT TRANSPORT!" I shouted, punching out the windshield, glass cutting through my mask and slicing my face.<br>"To confirm, say yes."<br>"YES."<br>"You said underwear. Did you mean to say yes?"<br>"YES."<br>"Bridge six dropping...bridge eight open to lower level. Have a good day."<br>As soon as the bridges dropped, I tried smashed the console, then groaned at the titanium structure. Instead, I tore the molecular lattice apart.<br>As I went to jump, I glanced at Cel and groaned, our old friendship killing me. I grabbed her and some Kemri armor for the Movement to use, then leapt out the window. <br><br><br>(Sorry for the short ending; out of characters.)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2013

    XY

    I love your Character development, your action, and that dumb@$$ Al! (Read and comment my story at 'sakari' res. 1-6, continued dream res. 1)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2013

    Gargamel

    DAT AI...I know Zane's feels. Sorta. Made me smile!! Great story! Your description of the orgins of each character's powers is astoundingly intricate. Bravissimo!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2013

    Lichenpaw

    Renmus res one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2013

    Harem

    I'm back! So sorry I had to leave without telling you! My grandmother died and we flew out to Florida and I forgot my nook.

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