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Old July 26 2010, 01:40 AM   #286
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Sorry, not buying it. But it's not nearly as problematic as using artificial or projected dreamboxes to he same effect as using real ones.
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Old July 26 2010, 01:42 AM   #287
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I don't understand how it's problematic. If your brain knows how the dream boxes are supposed to work, you would react to them in the dream the same way you'd react to them in real life. Your brain makes the dream real.
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Old July 26 2010, 01:45 AM   #288
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but they aren't actually working. Even if I know how a clock works, and I can see numbers on a clock in my dream, it's still not a real clock no matter how close it resembles one
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Old July 26 2010, 01:46 AM   #289
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No, but in the dream state you'd still respond to the clock, subconsciously, as if it was real.
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Old July 26 2010, 01:49 AM   #290
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True, but in order for the film to work, the dreamboxes within a dream really have to work.. and not just seem to work.
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Old July 26 2010, 01:50 AM   #291
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I honestly don't see the difference.
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Old July 26 2010, 01:52 AM   #292
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because even if know how a clock works, and even if my "dream" clock seems to work, it will not be accurate, and could change at my subconscious' whim. The dreamboxes are more complex then the clock, and they have to work in order for the logic of the film to work
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Old July 26 2010, 01:54 AM   #293
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I think if all the participants believe the dreamboxes are real, they are real.
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Old July 26 2010, 01:55 AM   #294
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They do work because they've been built into the dream by the dreamer. The dreamer knows what they're supposed to do, so they do it. It's probably one reason Cobb didn't build any of the dreams; his subconscious is unreliable because of his wife. These dreams aren't normal. They aren't random and chaotic. They are built intentionally and follow rules. One of the rules is that the dream boxes work.
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Old July 26 2010, 01:58 AM   #295
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ok. You know how a clock works, and generally a clock in your dreams will work much like a real clock, save for the fact that it is not real. I mean, do you know all the inner workings and circuitry of the clock? Even if you did, would your subconscious pay it any mind. If your dream wanted a particular time to show up on the clock, it will show up, regardless of whether or not it was supposed to.
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Old July 26 2010, 01:59 AM   #296
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In a normal dream, yes, but these aren't normal dreams. They have a frickin architect!
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Old July 26 2010, 02:05 AM   #297
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I think if all the participants believe the dreamboxes are real, they are real.

Duh!

I'm sorry, but isn't that the whole fucking point of the movie?!?! You don't know what is a dream and isn't a dream after awhile.
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Old July 26 2010, 02:05 AM   #298
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I'm sorry, I just don't buy it. They aren't real dream boxes, they would be as unreliable as anything else in a dream If I dreamed of a computer hooked up to the internet, and I was on the computer Googling something, I'm not actually on Google.
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Old July 26 2010, 02:07 AM   #299
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Fine. Don't buy it. I'm not here to convince you. It just seems pretty basic to me.
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Old July 26 2010, 02:36 AM   #300
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I laughed out loud at that moment where Leo goes "oh by the way, if you die in this dream, you go into limbo". It was just so random and stupid. Shouldn't all the dream-exploring professionals involved have KNOWN this already? And if they didn't, shouldn't Leo have told them, I don't know, BEFORE they entered the dream where they had a chance of ending up in endless limbo?
Cob was talking specifically for that dream because of the sedatives (in normal dreams, when someone dies they just wake up) and everyone else, particularly Eames, were upset that he didn't tell them prior to entering Fischer's dream.
Exactly. And he didn't tell them because had he did, they might have not gone on the journey/mission with him, and he desperately needed to do this so he could complete the mission for Saito and return home for his children. He was willing to not only endanger his life but the lives of others because that's how completely and utterly desperate he was to see his children again. That makes a lot of sense to me.
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