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Old September 30 2010, 12:27 PM   #1
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Michael Caine explains the ending of INCEPTION

If you want to believe Michael Caine.

Click here for "the truth".
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Old September 30 2010, 12:50 PM   #2
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Re: Michael Caine explains the ending of INCEPTION

^ That was my own take on it but frankly Caine has never struck me as the sharpest tool in the box.
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Old September 30 2010, 01:05 PM   #3
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Re: Michael Caine explains the ending of INCEPTION

Yup, I was right. Inception is the new Blade Runner.
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Old September 30 2010, 01:36 PM   #4
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Re: Michael Caine explains the ending of INCEPTION

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^ That was my own take on it but frankly Caine has never struck me as the sharpest tool in the box.
Yeah. Especially in that radio interview when the co-host tries to wonder how it could be reality, and he says, "But the children were wearing the same clothes as in the dream throughout the film" (to paraphrase), and Caine simply retorts, "It was a dream", and then there's this semi-lengthy silence where no one says anything (I can only imagine the co-host just staring blankly at Caine ).
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Old September 30 2010, 05:09 PM   #5
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Re: Michael Caine explains the ending of INCEPTION

I can buy that. I'm one of those folks who can see it both ways (dream or no). That said, I listened to an NPR interview with Caine recently and he sounded quite lucid. I wasn't confused or wondering what he was talking about at any point. Just sayin'.
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Old September 30 2010, 05:15 PM   #6
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Somehow I doubt Nolan really wanted the ending to be THAT definitive. Otherwise he never would have presented it the way he did.
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Old September 30 2010, 05:17 PM   #7
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^ Yeah, I suspect that the idea is for you to make of it what you will.
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Old September 30 2010, 05:50 PM   #8
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Re: Michael Caine explains the ending of INCEPTION

I see the ending like Schrodinger's cat. The top neither remains spinning nor falls within the audience's perception, therefore the story's "quantum state" is never collapsed.

That is, it is both a dream and reality.

It's a statement about fiction in general.
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Old September 30 2010, 05:54 PM   #9
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Re: Michael Caine explains the ending of INCEPTION

Lapis Exilis wrote: View Post

It's a statement about fiction in general.
Or life.
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Old September 30 2010, 06:20 PM   #10
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I see the ending like Schrodinger's cat. The top neither remains spinning nor falls within the audience's perception, therefore the story's "quantum state" is never collapsed.

That is, it is both a dream and reality.

It's a statement about fiction in general.

Oooh, I like that.
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Old September 30 2010, 06:21 PM   #11
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Re: Michael Caine explains the ending of INCEPTION

Other than the first reveal about a dream within a dream, this was an extremely straight forward movie, so people who spend a lot of time talking about how they were confused and lost throughout the movie despite multiple viewings lose some credibility right there.
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Old September 30 2010, 06:22 PM   #12
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^ Yeah, I suspect that the idea is for you to make of it what you will.

But this is America, we are too stupid to realize that!

Honestly I enjoyed the film and so did a friend who I saw it with, we never disgust the ending because we probably see it differently. All I said to him about the movie is how this was supposed to be this insanely smart movie, that it was hard to follow, would go over everyones' heads. It wasn't any of that! People are just stupid! The movie explained everything they needed to point blank, in your face, and people after the movie finished went "I loved it, but I don't understand it!" Idiots.

Just take from the movie what you want to take from it and enjoy, it doesn't need to be over analyzed to death.
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Old September 30 2010, 09:01 PM   #13
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Re: Michael Caine explains the ending of INCEPTION

I personally like the idea from one review that suggested the film itself was the dream, Nolan was the one who dreamt it, and we were the ones joining him in his dream.
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Old October 1 2010, 12:17 AM   #14
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Re: Michael Caine explains the ending of INCEPTION

The top starts to fall. Actually seeing it fall is irrelevant.
By the rules of the story, the top falling means the scene is real. If the rules the movie spent so much time on are pointless, so is the movie.
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Old October 1 2010, 01:14 AM   #15
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Other than the first reveal about a dream within a dream, this was an extremely straight forward movie, so people who spend a lot of time talking about how they were confused and lost throughout the movie despite multiple viewings lose some credibility right there.
Actually, on thinking it all thru, I was so convinced that Dom meets his real kids (otherwise there is no closure to his story) that I strongly wonder why Nolan chose to end it trying to make it ambiguous. I just don't understand why you would choose to make the audience ask that question if it should be so overwhelmingly weighted on one side...

Oh well...
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