Inception and Philosophy - Kyle Johnson, author of the book Inception and Philosophy, gives Google a spirited 43 minute lecture on the intricacies of Nolan’s action-masterpiece.
Thought you couldn’t possibly appreciate Inception more than you do already? WRONG.
Warning: This will blow your freaking mind.
Wow. I’m completely blown away by this for several reasons, the main one being that this guy covered many of the things I wondered at while watching Inception but never really read into or considered very deeply. Secondly I’m impressed because, though I very dearly want to believe that it was completely truthful and all real life where Cobb said it was, I still am moved to believe otherwise. I’ve stayed true to my “real world” take on the movie ever since I first watched it. I believed nothing could sway me, but I think this just did. Of course, I’ll continue to pretend that the characters are real when I draw them or write about them for fun, but in my head, I think this will (sorry about the phrasing here, but…) become my reality for Inception. Please, of you’ve seen Inception, at least watch part of this. Or save it for when you have more time. This is just wild.
It’s like you’re listening to the Smiths when, all of the sudden, you’re being chased through Kenya.