Jul 17, 2010

Do your dreams look like this?

Do your dreams look like a Bond film turning itself inside out? Mine tend to be more mundane Mike Leighish affairs, with occasional touches of Bunuel: nothing that couldn't be shot over a single weekend with a Super 8 and lots of cups of tea. The most technologically advanced I ever get are flying dreams but even they're nothing a little the ol blue screen, circa-1979-Superman, couldn't handle. I have never, however, dreamed of anything that needed the involvement of Industrial Light and Magic or any other cutting-edge cgi whizzes. Maybe that is because I am a boring old fart, although I suspect when Christopher Nolan means "dreams" he means "directorial wet-dreams." There's a difference.


  1. I thought the same thing, though the one dream that recalled "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" was a nice touch. Otherwise, a big snooze.

  2. This is one theme that runs through different reviews of the movie--it's clear that it's not about dreams as people experience them.

    There are some indications that Nolan made that choice: