Synopses & Reviews
, writer-director Christopher Nolanand#8217;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 oneand#8217;s dreams, Inception
explores the Nolanand#8217;s signature psychological themes of memory, paranoia, and self-doubt as the 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, Jonah, the genesis of the idea for the film and the decade-long process it took to write it. Detailing the results of Nolanand#8217;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.
"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 and#151; 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