Inception premiered stateside last night in Los Angeles, opening with an excellent live concert featuring Hans Zimmer and Johnny Marr. The Los Angeles Times managed to catch most of the film’s cast on the red carpet (or, well, red and black carpet) for quick interviews. First up is Leonardo DiCaprio. Tom Hardy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Cillian Murphy, Lukas Haas, Dileep Rao, Ken Watanabe, Hans Zimmer, and Johnny Marr after the jump.
For those of you that have followed Inception‘s production updates over the past year, much of the twenty-six pages worth of production notes that were released on the film’s official website may feel relatively familiar. That said, the notes still reveal many aspects of the characters, filming locations, and music that have previously gone undiscussed. This article, however, will be as informative as possible without delving into the certain details that may be considered spoilerish.
Leonardo DiCaprio on Inception and Cobb:
“It is this highly entertaining, complex thriller where anything can happen, but at the heart is one man’s quest to uncover a long-buried truth and to get back home. […]No matter how surreal the dream state, everything needed to be grounded in our connection with the character; everything had to be emotionally charged. From Cobb’s standpoint there is something very real at stake, so all his choices, his reactions, and how he deals with the people he’s working with is a means to one end: getting back his life.”
Yesterday, we were able to see a pair of interviews with Leonardo DiCaprio and Joseph Gordon-Levitt along with two Christopher Nolan interviews and more Inception B-roll footage. Today, we have eight new interviews with Ellen Page, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard, Ken Watanabe, Michael Caine, Dileep Rao, Emma Thomas, and Chris Brigham.
Beware. These interviews contain a few mild spoilers.