Now, if you’re a regular reader of my blog here on Chud.com, you already know I loved Inception. Probably a little too much. It’s not like I saw it 4 times…cause the count is actually at 5. Yeah, I know. But I don’t regret it. Movie rules.

Anyways, not the point.

I recently found this link and I freaked out. It’s strictly for those who have seen the movie. More than once helps. And it probably requires you to have seen it recently. But I’ll say this once and only once:

This is a mild spoiler for the movie, so please please please don’t watch it unless you have lived the magic.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVkQ0C4qDvM

I have yet to figure out how to use links and what not in my blog, so be gentle in the comments.

Before we review this video, let us have a moment for you to ACTUALLY watch that clip and think about it….

Done? Alright, let’s begin.

So basically, this could mean a number of things. Here’s the one I love the most:

-The music at the beginning during the credits is actually “Non, je ne regrette rien” by Edith Piaf, the same song that Cobb and his team use to synchronize the kicks through all the stages of dreams. Nolan putting this in here could symbolize that as an audience, we are waking up from our dream. Everything before this movie was a dream. And here we are, reality. The acceptance that sleep could overcome everything we know and we have lost every sense of control until now.

-The other thing it could mean is that we are hearing what Cobb hears while in limbo. He can hear the musical synchronization but doesn’t wake up and stays in limbo, which is why the opening scene is where Cobb is waking up only to find himself on the shore of his own sub-conscious.

One thing someone asked me about this, is why is the music so much slower than the actual song by Edith Pilaf? Simple. Every stage of the dream slows time by a certain amount. So the slower the song, the deeper you are in your dream state. Which means either we are deep, deep down in our dreams or Cobb is in limbo (which is an estimated four dreams down).

Regardless of which option is correct (even though it’s probably both), it’s such an incredible realization. That Nolan, or any director at that, would make Inception MORE than a movie. It’s an experience. A realization. A wake up from your entire life being a dream.

Wake up.


Discuss in the comments. I’d LOVE to hear what you guys think/your own theories.