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"Inception" - The Very Simple, Very Short Version That Could Have Been

By Christopher Campbell | Spout November 11, 2010 at 5:01AM

Never mind all the attempts to (over) explain and interpret the plot of "Inception." All that's really important to the story is that Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) needs to convince Fischer (Cillian Murphy) to break up his father's empire. In the film as we saw it, he had to go into the man's subconscious to do so. But let's not forget the almighty power of the written word. It's better than the sword and it could very well have been better than the dreamscape. At least it would have been a much shorter solution. Imagine if all it took was a little memo to Fischer to get him to at least consider the option. Actually, no need for imagination because someone has put together a little screencap storyboard of what "Inception" could have looked like without all the sci-fi stuff. It likely would have been only a minute long.
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Never mind all the attempts to (over) explain and interpret the plot of "Inception." All that's really important to the story is that Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) needs to convince Fischer (Cillian Murphy) to break up his father's empire. In the film as we saw it, he had to go into the man's subconscious to do so. But let's not forget the almighty power of the written word. It's better than the sword and it could very well have been better than the dreamscape. At least it would have been a much shorter solution. Imagine if all it took was a little memo to Fischer to get him to at least consider the option. Actually, no need for imagination because someone has put together a little screencap storyboard of what "Inception" could have looked like without all the sci-fi stuff. It likely would have been only a minute long.

Check out the simple scene after the jump.


I think I like this version better.


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