‘Inception’ Video Takes Fans Behind the Scenes

Published 3 years ago by , Updated February 15th, 2014 at 4:30 pm,

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Warner Bros. has released a short behind the scenes video for director Christopher Nolan’s critically lauded blockbuster Inception.

The purpose of the release is likely two-fold – one to help promote the Inception Blu-ray and DVD sets that were released earlier this month, and two, to draw attention to the film as we approach awards season.

Inception has been nominated for four Golden Globes including Best Picture and Best Director (which the video highlights right at the top) and will likely also receive Academy Awards nominations for both of those categories – as well as several more.

The feature feels a bit more promotional in tone than a fully fleshed out behind the scenes piece, yet it is effective as an appetizer for the more comprehensive limited edition briefcase set.

Take a look at the featurette below:

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Most of the piece is spent extolling the (astounding) talents of the creative team behind the production — which is what makes it feel like more of a promotional video, rather than a proper behind the scenes feature. The video does tease glimpses at some of the more impressive scenes in the film, including the breathtakingly beautiful, and intricate, zero gravity hallway scene.

In addition to the small insights that the feature provides, director Christopher Nolan says something towards the end of the video that in many ways defines his career as a filmmaker – as well as one of  the greatest achievements of this film.

“In Inception we combined a lot of different elements, it’s a love story at the heart of it. My ambition was to create a world that embraced all different types of human experience, all the different types of grand scale Hollywood entertainment that I like to imagine is going to come on screen when I sit in the movie theater.”

What Inception does, so gorgeously, is marry the traditional pop-corn spectacle, with the sometimes less accessible, often intellectual, art-house film. Nolan has indeed defined how to make a “filmmakers film” in contemporary Hollywood.

Inception is available now on DVD and Blu-ray.

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  1. That was a nice little promotional video.

    On the matter of the Briefcase Edition, I just checked the wb.com site, and they’re already sold out. Boy, am I happy I decided to use alternative means to acquire mine…I got the Combo Pack (including the script) at Best Buy (yes, they DO still have some worthwhile items). Then, I ordered the Briefcase Edition from amazon.uk and switched the two Combo Packs. Now, I have the Briefcase Edition PLUS the script AND a different zone Pack to use for a White Elephant gift at our upcoming Christmas party…and all is right with the world.

    B)

  2. I normally just download films, but this briefcase set does have me interested.

  3. Nolan is just a genious.

    Not really a behind the scenes video AT ALL, but anyway… I’m pretty confident this movie has already gotten the incoming awards, there wasn’t anything better than this movie in 2010 as far as i can remember.

    • I agree, if Inception doesn’t win best picture/director I’ll be very upset …

      • yh same here

  4. “What Inception does, so gorgeously, is marry the traditional pop-corn spectacle, with the sometimes less accessible, often intellectual, art-house film. Nolan has defined how to make a “filmmakers film” in contemporary Hollywood.”

    Great comment Roth … couldn’t be more true

    • Thank you!

  5. There are a lot of pretentious directors around in Hollywood, but Christopher Nolan is a true cinematic auteur.

    An exceptional film by a highly talented, experienced and distinguished Director together with some great actors.

  6. Sounds like the dark knight extras, nolan doesn’t really give much away, never does dvd commentary, no on set feature, but I like That. Its like he wants to keep a certain amount of mystery,

  7. In the next 20 years, we’ll look back and see that it was Chris Nolan that inspired the thinking man’s blockbuster.

  8. In the next 20 years, we’ll look back and see that it was Chris Nolan that inspired the thinking man’s blockbuster.

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