Close Look At The ‘Inception’ Pasiv Dream Machine

Published 4 years ago by , Updated February 10th, 2012 at 10:51 am,

inception pasiv device Close Look At The Inception Pasiv Dream Machine

Many of the mysteries of Inception will never be fully understood, but now we have an up-close look at the machine that allows the film’s main characters to share dreams. The dream machine is an intricate device, completely realized by Nolan and his crew. I wouldn’t be surprised if it actually works.

Technically called the Pasiv device, the briefcase that uses wires and sedatives to connect human beings into a shared dream space is better understood as the dream machine. In Inception we are briefly told that it was created by the military to enhance the training of soldiers without risking lives.

The film has multiple layers of detail that we helped dissect in our Inception Explained post. Detail went into every level of production, including the set design and props – the dream machine is considered to be both.

While the film never gives its audience an extended look at the machine, I took my camera right up to the protective glass at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con‘s Legendary Pictures booth. If there was ever a good reason for the macro zoom on a camera, this is it.

Check out Inception‘s Pasiv device:

Just inches away from the machine, I was tempted to hook myself up and see what my mind could create. But Legendary was smart enough to lock it up next to the white snowsuits from the mountain scenes.

Its a pretty cool design – one that you could almost believe works. What do you think of it?

Continue to check back for more videos of Comic-Con 2010. Inception is in theaters now.

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  1. Nice! I’m admittedly obsessed with this movie. I plan on seeing it a 4th time.

    • I’ve seen Iception over 30 times, i never get bored of it!!!I’ obsessed badly with it!!

      • It’s the best dream movie ever created, the one you can relate too as far as how dream rules usually happen.

  2. wow you got to much time on your hands. its a good movie but not to obsesse over

    • I, myself, watched Inception 3 times. I enjoyed the story, the scores and the “Reality vs. Dream” concept. I couldn’t get Inception out of my head.

      Dictator, stop telling Seth what to do!!

      - Behind VFX

    • I saw The Dark Knight in theatres 13 times. I obsessed over that one. Inception bumped TDK from #1 on my top-5 movies list, but I’ve only seen it once, and probably won’t see it again until its BD release.

  3. Awesome close up, thanks.

  4. “Should you or any of your IM force be caught or killed, the Secretary will disavow any knowledge of your actions…” ;-)

  5. screenrant has a youtube channel??? i wonder why i never heard of it before…

  6. Guys just saw inception today it was amazing^^

  7. This film has a grip on our collective soul! Mechanics (and music) make the magic of the movies and this is so much part of that magic.

    Thank you so very much for this. (Did you get the Zimmer score? I suspect so from your music but…..)

  8. Its real but today technology is for more advance than you would think just come to west palm beach county where the cops & sheriffs do this thing where they look up into the air and can somehow see where you were at, what you where just doing, and who you where with, and at night thek or sit in front of your yard and somehow able to go get into you and everyone in that house holds dreams im not trolling or bullshitting this is real talk just come down to west palm beach and you will see it your self

  9. Its real but today technology is for more advance than you would think just come to west palm beach county where the cops & sheriffs do this thing where they look up into the air and can somehow see where you were at, what you where just doing, and who you where with, and at night thek or sit in front of your yard and somehow able to go and get into you and everyone in that house holds dreams im not trolling or bullshitting this is real talk just come down to west palm beach and you will see it your self