Re: Looper - Grade, Review, Discuss, ect.
The citations you cited made me less convinced. I just can't imagine that this particular story started form a guy looking at a blank piece of paper and starting with the idea that this story he will write will be about violence and raising our children right, etc. No, don't be naive. The "high concept" of the loopers, time travel, and them having to off their future selves, was obviously the core idea that he came up with first, despite what citations you can site until you are blue in the face.
See, the problem is that you are using your cards to show me what cards you have, and if you can't see that this is viciously circular, then there is no point in continuing