Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The Great Scenes # 30: Inception (2010)

Directed by Christopher Nolan

God, I love this scene. It's not a perfect but this scene is such a pitch-perfect exhilarating action sequence where Arthur (Joseph Gordon Levitt), a cohort of Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) fights off  "dream security men" in a hallway with fluctuating gravity. The thing I love most about it is that it's filmed without CGI with Joseph Gordon-Levitt doing most, if not all, his own stunts. It was made with an old-school camera trick where a large room is built to rotate and shot in such a way that it seems gravity is fluctuating. It's kind of ingenious, really. 

10 comments:

YeamieWaffles said...

This is such an amazing scene from such an amazing movie man, awesome post.

mad padre said...

I watched Inception when it first came out and thought it was one of the most creative and visually daring films I'd ever seen. I am not entirely sure that the film as itself was as coherent as it should have been, but some of the sequences, such as this one and its connection to the car falling into the river, where breathtaking.
And, I must say, DiCaprio did well, he is growing on me as an actor.

Sub Radar (Mike) said...

The film scene equivalent of a finely tuned orchestra, if you ask me.

Mark said...

That did look really impressive, especially because they didn't use CGI. I still haven't seen Inception mind.

Tony Van Helsing said...

I haven't seen this, I like Nolan's films like the Batman ones and Memento but can't get excited about Inception.

That Bastard From Bellingham said...

DAMN, this reminds me - I still have yet to see Inception completely!

I mean I've seen bits and pieces, but this scene always reminds me that I gotta watch the whole movie.

The Angry Lurker said...

It was a good scene in a strange but very watchable movie.

MRanthrope said...

the more I watch Memento the more it's hold on me deteriorates. The first few times I saw it I was awestruck by it's puzzle like plot and the majesty of it's visuals. Still a great movie though, and yes, awesome scene. I still prefer Nolan on a smaller scale though. Like Memento or The Prestige.

Baur said...

I'm going to have to watch this movie now :)

Bart said...

that was a cool scene and that movie is pretty badass. all of sudden broken necks.