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Inception – The Inner Struggle and the Hope

I wish. I wish more than anything. But I can’t imagine you with all your complexity, all your perfection, all your imperfection. Look at you. You are just a shade of my real wife. You’re the best I can do; but I’m sorry, you are just not good enough.

I mentioned in my previous post that Ariadne was the only symbolic name in Cobb’s dream, but now I’m not so sure about that. I was thinking lately why Cobb’s projection of his wife is so malicious, when it hit me… His wife’s name, or at least his projection of her, is called Mal. You know, as in malicious. Maybe I’m reading too much into it, but then again, perhaps not. Remember, mal means “bad” in French, and Marion Cotillard, the actress playing Mal is also French. Coincidence? No, when it comes to Christopher Nolan’s movies, I don’t believe much in coincidences.

What is the most resilient parasite? Bacteria? A virus? An intestinal worm? An idea. Resilient… highly contagious. Once an idea has taken hold of the brain it’s almost impossible to eradicate. An idea that is fully formed – fully understood – that sticks; right in there somewhere.

However, I wasn’t sure at first what to make of this Mal. Why is Cobb’s projection of her so malicious?

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Musings on Inception

This has been a bitch to write! As I have mentioned in a previous post, I have been struggling for weeks to write this. It has undergone many transformations in the meantime. What I had originally set out to write turned out to be completely different than what I have actually written. But then, that’s the way it always goes, doesn’t it? Somehow it always ends up about being me, even if that wasn’t my intention in the first place…

A word of caution beforehand: it is of course quite impossible to discuss Inception in detail without revealing any spoilers. So if you haven’t seen the movie yet, you should refrain from reading any further.

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