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A ShoWest Roundtable Interview w/ Christopher Nolan

Chris Nolan on Insomnia SetOur friends over at Collider got to participate in a round-table interview with Christopher Nolan this past weekend at ShoWest. On the table for discussion was Inception, shooting in IMAX, the recent 3D boom, and much more. Most interesting of all was when Chris talked about shooting select scenes on Inception with 65mm and even VistaVision as a substitute for shooting IMAX.

We shot key sequences on 65mm and we shot VistaVision on certain other sequences. So we’ve got a negative – a set of negative – that’s of the highest possible quality except IMAX. We didn’t feel that we were going to be able to shoot in IMAX because of the size of the cameras because this film given that it deals with a potentially surreal area, the nature of dreams and so forth, I wanted it to be as realistic as possible. Not be bound by the scale of those IMAX cameras, even though I love the format dearly. So we went to the next best thing which was 65mm. So we have the highest quality image of any film that’s being made and that allows us to reformat the film for any distribution form that we’d like to put it in. We’re definitely going to do an IMAX release. We’re excited about doing that and using our original negative 65mm photography to maximize the effect of that release.

Pretty interesting stuff, eh? Well there is a whole lot more over at Collider, so be sure to read the whole interview! Thanks to courtney in the forums for the tip!

by Teddy Blass
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Inception Has “No Limits”

Yesterday at ShoWest, MTV was able to grab this quick interview with Christopher Nolan. He describes Inception’s basic premise with a little more detail than what we’ve heard so far and confirms some theories about DiCaprio’s character and his role in the film.

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by Alex Haas
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Inception Footage Screened at ShoWest ’10

Christopher Nolan at ShoWest 2010. Courtesy of Getty Images.Every March, the Nielsen Film Group puts on an exhibition in Las Vegas for the National Association of Theatre Owners; this event is known as ShoWest. Some of the biggest movie studios in Hollywood attend the event every year, and this year (like most) Warner Bros was there. With Warner Bros. today was writer/director Christopher Nolan and his upcoming film Inception. According to reports, Chris was still very secretive about the plot details while presenting new footage from the film. The presentation amounted to being the length of an extended trailer or so, and it didn’t seem to give any more indication to what exactly Inception is about. In fact, some people claim to be more confused! However, El Guapo from Latino Review seems to have a better understanding of just what exactly Leonardo DiCaprio’s character is doing. “[He] leads a team of security people who go into people’s dreams to ‘guard their subconscious'”. Something he supposedly explains with Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s character to (Ken Watanabe’s character) Sato.

Journalists at the event claim the footage reveals that there is a lot of action and mind-warping effects shots. Fabulous location footage from Paris and Canada were also revealed, as well as Michael Caine’s and Marion Cotillard’s characters. Just in case you’re trying to keep your mind fresh for when Inception hits theaters on July 16th, we won’t reveal anymore here. But if you want to learn more about what was shown, you can read reports at Latino Review, ComingSoon and CinemaBlend.

by Teddy Blass
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