“I don’t know what I’m allowed to say about Inception,” Leonardo DiCaprio recently told a journalist for the Philippine Inquirer. “It’s Chris [Nolan] delving into dream psychoanalysis and, at the same time, making a high-octane, surreal film that came from his mind. He wrote the entire thing, and it all made sense to him. [But] it didn’t make sense to many of us when we were doing it. We had to do a lot of detective work to figure out what the movie was about.”
Now there are two ways to look at that quote: the first, is that Nolan has crafted a sci-fi film in the mold of his previous mindfuck movies like Memento or The Prestige. The second, is that this could be Nolan’s vanity clusterfuck we all suspect he has inside him somewhere.
As a Nolan fan since little seen first film, The Following, I’m hoping for the former.