Although Christopher Nolan’s INCEPTION lost Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay to The King’s Speech at this years Oscars, it did manage to take home four other gleaming gold statues. This cinematic masterpiece about the illusive dream world was rightly awarded Achievements in Cinematography, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, and Visual Effects. The Academy did not feel the need to make Leonardo DiCaprio a four-time award
loser nominee, but instead gave the award for Best Actor to none other than Colin Firth for his performance in The King’s Speech. Watching this acceptance speech may have been more painful than being stabbed repeatedly with a blunt spoon -for a guy who starred in a movie called The King’s SPEECH, you’d think he might possess better public speaking skills. Perhaps he got way too into character and acquired a real-life stutter through the making of this film. Before I initiate a lengthy diatribe about how poorly executed this years Oscars was, or how Colin Firth will forever be remembered in my mind as that slightly perverted awkward guy from Bridget Jone’s Diary, I’m going to address the real reason you clicked the “Read More” button.
Inspired by the premise of the movie, musicians and amateur filmmakers alike have borrowed some common themes from INCEPTION, incorporating them into their own works. Don’t worry if you missed the Oscars this year (really, don’t), I’ve gone through the trouble of finding the INCEPTION inspired opening film for you. These clips are usually meant to be clever and hilarious while introducing the big movies of the year. But Anne Hathaway is as un-funny as James Franco is attractive. Good thing Morgan Freeman and Alec Baldwin are there to save the day.
Lil’ Wayne’s new 6 Foot 7 Foot music video, first seen on PremierLife only a few days ago inspired me to gather some of the more interesting INCEPTION related videos on the internet. Catering to some dedicated patrons of JBR’s, this first one is appropriately titled INEBRIATION. “It’s only when we sober up that we realize we were actually plastered.”
Next up is a music video for his track Sounds From Above, by up and coming UK dubstep producer Pote Beatz. The initial voice over of DiCaprio and Michael Caine’s conversation alluding to INCEPTION is followed by a pixelated Tetris version of reality, complete with celebrity appearances by Pacman and Frogger.
Last and probably least is Nelly’s Just A Dream video released back in September 2010. I bring this up now because my guess is that none of you realized he was trying to spin off INCEPTION for this video either. The song itself is adequate, but this attempt at a big come-back went up in flames, just like the levitating car and over-sized spinning ring in the video.