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December 3, 2010

Christopher Nolan Explains The Inception Ending....

 .... by not explaining the Inception ending. What the fuck people? Do you really think the guy wants to answer questions about the end of the mysterious movie? If he did, he would have showed DiCaprio's totem and whether it fell or stood up. There is a reason he shot it that way... and why David Chase went to black at the end of the Sopranos. You want to know what it is??? It's because THEY WANTED TO.... why isn't that enough?

To be perfectly honest with you, I was so blown away by the complexity of Inception and how well thought & executed it was. Great performances by everyone (especially Tom Hardy!!!), amazing visuals, and one of the most original stories, ever!!!! But forget all that.... lets badger the director with constant questions that he never intends to answer... ever. This gets me so mad. I might not be some wonderful kind of journalist, but if I had a chance to sit down with a genius like Nolan I would not waste one second on a dumb ass question like this:
To quote the interviewer "So lets get to the question that's been asking since Inception premiered last July and promptly cooked our noodle. Did the top stop spinning or what?"

At this point, Nolan promptly reached for a bottle of water, took a swig, and then removed his belt. He then walked behind the chair of the interviewer, placed the aforementioned belt around his neck, and began choking him while he screaming "Is Chris Nolan gonna have to choke a bitch... Hows this for a top, you cock sucker!!!!". He also defecated on the dead reporter and took publicity photos with the corpse as to promote what will happen to the next reporter who asks how Inception "really" ends. OK... I made that last bit up. But here was his real response:
“I’ve been asked the question more times than I’ve ever been asked any other question about any other film I’ve made, Nolan laughs. That’s definitely the question. It keeps coming back to that. What’s funny to me is that people really do expect me to answer it. There can’t be anything in the film that tells you one way or another because then the ambiguity at the end of the film would just be a mistake, he says. It would represent a failure of the film to communicate something. But it’s not a mistake. I put that cut there at the end, imposing an ambiguity from outside the film. That always felt the right ending to me — it always felt like the appropriate ‘kick’ to me….The real point of the scene — and this is what I tell people — is that Cobb isn’t looking at the top. He’s looking at his kids. He’s left it behind. That’s the emotional significance of the thing.”
So... does that finally clear all that up for you imbeciles??? Also, Nolan dropped some knowledge on the fact that an Inception video game is in development and coming soon. I have to admit, I think Nolan handles himself admirably. My fellow blogger Vinny Mancini from Film Drunk is not so nice though... here is how he ended his article:
"It always amazes me that in 2010, you still have to explain to grown adults that fictional characters don’t have a secret life outside the works in which they appear. Air Bud spiked the ball and won the game dude, we both saw it. He didn’t become a longshoreman or start an optometry practice in Poughkeepsie."
Hahahahaha.... now that's the kind of writing I want to get from my reporters/journalists/bitter guys & gals who run a blog... that's what I'm talking about. Read Film Drunk, those guys are great. I can't wait for the Inception game, and I scour the headlines everyday hoping to see a "reporter choking" story involving Chris Nolan. Stay strong sir!!! 

1 comment:

  1. Im dumfounded by how simple minded a majority of movie goers are these days. No one appreciates the art of film making or story telling anymore. it's all about "lets blow some shit up" these days. I was particularly please with the execution of this original story and the complexity within its multiple layers. No wonder it took him 10 year to write the screenplay. I 1000% agree with your argument about why people are upset with the ending and why it ended that way. Because it's exactly the way he wanted it too. If you don't like it, write your own story and adapt it into a movie so I can question why your shit ended the way it did. Chris Nolan, sir, you are a God send to us "REAL" cinema buffs. And for that, I thank you.