After learning about this information, it is unlikely that you will stop yourself from watching the movie again. Inception and Nolan once again leave everyone speechless. Let's dig more into the details.
1. The word "DREAMS" is formed by combining the first letters of the names of the movie's main characters Dom, Robert, Eames, Arthur, Mal, and Saito.
Nolan used the same method previously in The Prestige. Combine the initials of the two main characters' names and surnames, and see what happens.
2. Christopher Nolan, while creating roles for the Inception team, said he based it on the main people involved in a filmmaking process.
3. The name of Cobb, played by Leo, is identical to the name of one of the main characters of The Following, the first film by Nolan in 1998.
In the name of Cobb, a greeting was sent to the famous architect Henry N. Cobb.
4. Nolan began writing Inception in 2001; After 10 years, he was able to complete the film.
5. Penrose stairs,
The structure that exploded on the 3rd layer,
Scenes with zero gravity were done without the use of computer technology.
The freight train that hit Cobb's car in the first layer of his dream was not a computer effect. It's a train-looking tractor.
6. Nolan used a computer effect for the scenes he thought were just too necessary.
7. With the Penrose stairs Arthur showed Ariadne, they refer to M.C. Escher's lithography.
8. We see the number 528491 many times in the film.
9. There is a series of comic books called, "Inception: The Cobol Job."
10. With the totem used by Mal, it is thought that there is a reference to Clifford D. Simak's "Ring Around the Sun" story.
11. Nolan was inspired a little by an animation named Paprika.
12. There is a serious resemblance to the comic book, "The Dream of Lifetime" published in 2000.
13. The idea of, "waking up in the sky in a higher level when you jump from a skyscraper and die'' could be an inspiration.
The same situation was happening in the final scene of Vanilla Sky in 2001.
14. When the film was broadcast in Japan, it was written on the corner of the television to find out what layer they were on in order to avoid the confusion.
15. The scene where Arthur tries to convince Saito by saying, "Don't think of the elephants" is a reference to George Lakoff's famous conceptual semantics book, "Don't think of an elephant."
16. The flight attendant who brought water to Robert Fischer is Christopher Nolan's cousin, Miranda Nolan.
17. Nolan, at first, thought of shooting Inception as a horror movie. He decided to change the script into a story of robbery as he went through it.
18. The meanings of the names of some of the main characters is also shocking.
19. The labyrinth that Ariadne drew as he entered work was the maze of King Minos. In Greek mythology, Ariadne is the daughter of Minos, King of Crete.
20. The ending of the film wasn't certain; Was Cobb in a dream or in reality?
The majority of people think he's not in a dream in the scene where he sees his children.
It is also said that the turning totem is not Cobb's but it is his wife's Mal's. There is also a group that says that Cobb's totem is a "ring."
21. You remember that they listened to Édith Piaf to fall asleep in the movie.
Now stand tight, the film's music is actually the slowed down version of Piaf's song, "Non, je ne Regrette Rien." Let's listen. 👇
Do you think Cobb was in a dream at the end of the movie or in reality?