Inception: The Shooting Script

by Christopher Nolan
Preface by Jonah Nolan

Insight Editions | August 17, 2010 | Trade Paperback

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Inception, writer-director Christopher Nolan's seventh feature film, joins the epic scope of The Dark Knight with the narrative sophistication of Memento. The story of a group of thieves who specialize in invading the mind through one's dreams, Inception explores the Nolan's signature psychological themes of memory, paranoia, and self-doubt as the protagonist, Dom Cobb, is pitted against a hostile subconscious spurred on by personal demons and regrets from the past. In a conversational preface, Nolan discusses with brother and frequent collaborator, Jonah, the genesis of the idea for the film and the decade-long process it took to write it. Detailing the results of Nolan's efforts, Inception: The Shooting Script includes key storyboard sequences, full-color concept art, and an appendix on the workings of the mysterious Pasiv Device that Cobb and his fellow extractors use to initiate the dream-share. An exclusive exploration of a highly original concept, Inception: The Shooting Script is the record of a writer-director at the height of his craft.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 208 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.66 in

Published: August 17, 2010

Publisher: Insight Editions

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1608870154

ISBN - 13: 9781608870158

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Inception: The Shooting Script

by Christopher Nolan
Preface by Jonah Nolan

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 208 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.66 in

Published: August 17, 2010

Publisher: Insight Editions

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1608870154

ISBN - 13: 9781608870158

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Inception, writer-director Christopher Nolan's seventh feature film, joins the epic scope of The Dark Knight with the narrative sophistication of Memento. The story of a group of thieves who specialize in invading the mind through one's dreams, Inception explores the Nolan's signature psychological themes of memory, paranoia, and self-doubt as the protagonist, Dom Cobb, is pitted against a hostile subconscious spurred on by personal demons and regrets from the past. In a conversational preface, Nolan discusses with brother and frequent collaborator, Jonah, the genesis of the idea for the film and the decade-long process it took to write it. Detailing the results of Nolan's efforts, Inception: The Shooting Script includes key storyboard sequences, full-color concept art, and an appendix on the workings of the mysterious Pasiv Device that Cobb and his fellow extractors use to initiate the dream-share. An exclusive exploration of a highly original concept, Inception: The Shooting Script is the record of a writer-director at the height of his craft.

About the Author

Christopher Nolan began making movies at an early age with his father’s Super-8mm camera. While studying English Literature at University College London, Nolan shot 16mm films at UCL’s film society, learning the guerrilla film techniques he would later use to make his first feature, Following. Since that time, he has directed Memento, Insomnia, Batman Begins, The Prestige, and The Dark Knight. For his work on those films, Nolan has been honored with a Producer’s Guild Nomination (The Dark Knight), a Writer’s Guild Nomination (The Dark Knight), and two Director’s Guild Nominations (Memento, The Dark Knight.) He also received Oscar® and Golden Globe nominations for Best Screenplay for Memento. Nolan currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and producer Emma Thomas, and their four children.