#inception

Ian Crouch for The New Yorker:

By now, this accursed bass drone feels as if it has always been a part of our cinematic lives. Yet its reign of sonic terror has been relatively brief, dating, with a few antecedents, to a string of trailers made for Christopher Nolan’s “Inception,” from 2010. The teaser for the film was released in 2009, and featured music by Mike Zarin. The movie’s third trailer, this time scored by Zach Hemsey, added a playful and clever string element over Zarin’s big booms. Both of these components were then absorbed into the film’s soundtrack, by Hans Zimmer, a composer who, based largely on his work on Nolan’s films in the past decade, probably deserves most of the blame for loosing this particular rock slide into the world. 

It’s not just you who thinks that basically every movie trailer now sounds like Inception.

On The Score

Like just about everyone else on the planet, I saw Inception last week when it opened. Then I saw it again two days later. I love that movie. But one of the main reasons I love it isn’t so conventional.

Sure, I love the writing, which manages to make an almost impossibly complex story (at least somewhat) understandable for mainstream appeal. And the acting is good, the action is good, the directing is good, etc. But what I really love is the score and the sound.

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Or if you prefer Rotten Tomatoes. 
Yeah, that’s 100% after 17 reviews. 

"Inception could very well be Nolan’s masterpiece."
"Inception is a masterpiece. Making a huge film with big ambitions, Christopher Nolan never missteps and manages to create a movie that, at times, feels like a miracle."
"A wildly entertaining and dazzling mind-trip not to be missed. Kubrick would have been proud."
"a stunning achievement and the most completely entertaining film I’ve seen in years."

Yeah, may have to go on opening day.

Or if you prefer Rotten Tomatoes

Yeah, that’s 100% after 17 reviews. 

"Inception could very well be Nolan’s masterpiece."

"Inception is a masterpiece. Making a huge film with big ambitions, Christopher Nolan never missteps and manages to create a movie that, at times, feels like a miracle."

"A wildly entertaining and dazzling mind-trip not to be missed. Kubrick would have been proud."

"a stunning achievement and the most completely entertaining film I’ve seen in years."

Yeah, may have to go on opening day.

Yeah, I’d say the reviews of Inception are pretty good so far.
3 early reviews:

"In terms of sheer originality, ambition and achievement, Inception is the movie of the summer, the movie of the year and the movie of our dreams."
"With physics-defying, thunderous action, heart-wringing emotion and an astonishing performance from DiCaprio, Nolan delivers another true original: welcome to an undiscovered country."
"In a summer of remakes, reboots and sequels comes Inception, easily the most original movie idea in ages."

Yeah, clearly I’m excited. Oh, and.

Yeah, I’d say the reviews of Inception are pretty good so far.

3 early reviews:

"In terms of sheer originality, ambition and achievement, Inception is the movie of the summer, the movie of the year and the movie of our dreams."

"With physics-defying, thunderous action, heart-wringing emotion and an astonishing performance from DiCaprio, Nolan delivers another true original: welcome to an undiscovered country."

"In a summer of remakes, reboots and sequels comes Inception, easily the most original movie idea in ages."

Yeah, clearly I’m excited. Oh, and.