July 27, 2010
Just An Interesting Observation
This Hollywood film, released in 2010, by one of the most famous filmmakers of our time has Leonardo DiCaprio in the lead role. The protagonist has lost his wife but keeps having visions of her. And circumstances have forced him to stay out of his homeland, though he badly wants to return. The film's biggest strength is the way it plays with real and unreal, and the last shot of the film - one important visual motif, keeps it open-ended, or tries its best, to leave us wondering whether the entire film was a dream!
Which film am I talking about?
Your instinctive answer would be 'Inception'.
But, what about Martin Scorsese's 'Shutter Island'? Go back to the first para and you will observe - this interesting connection between the two films. A good trivia for quizzers. And I'm sure these films will share some Academy Awards nominations as well.
On a different note, I am planning to plant an idea into the minds of some of our biggest financiers and producers. Perhaps I'll go to Ashtavinayak. They spent more than Rs 120 crore on a movie called 'Blue' last year, without caring to look at the script. I would use the art of 'inception' and convince them to give that amount to me: I'll make an entire career out of that amount. Would make at least 15 films which, together, will recover the cost as well. Some will win, some will lose, but in the end, Ashtavinayak will end with profits, unlike their water-adventure that shares its name with my favourite film of all time, from Kieslowski's 'Colour Trilogy'. (I can not forgive them for this sin and would plant some sick perversions in their minds too.)
All details for the desired 'inception' have been planned, including the designs of the different levels of dream-consciousness. I have also selected a 'totem' - a miniature Rubik's cube that has a faulty colour scheme. Seems everything is done and I'm raring to go. There is one problem, though.
I still need Christopher Nolan to direct it for me!