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by trevelyan
Forum: Christopher Nolan
Topic: Metaphorical language of C. Nolan
Replies: 3
Views: 482

Re: Metaphorical language of C. Nolan

Hi Stan, Thanks for the comment on my Tenet post. Some general comments to add to your thread here if you're compiling. Nolan uses water *consistently* in the Jungian/Christian sense of the subconscious and death. Examples are in Inception where the water imagery gets stronger as characters go into ...
by trevelyan
Forum: Tenet
Topic: Team Red, Team Blue - faith in Tenet (spoilers)
Replies: 2
Views: 814

Team Red, Team Blue - faith in Tenet (spoilers)

While the colours red and blue are associated with high and low entropy in science, Nolan uses them thematically to represent attitudes of faith and despair, which he depicts as the two psychological orientations that individuals can develop towards the inevitability of their annihilation.... This r...
by trevelyan
Forum: Movies & TV
Topic: Westworld (TV)
Replies: 2369
Views: 238628

Westworld

Finished a review of the themes in Westworld, and thought I'd post here in case anyone was interested. It's a long piece, but the short version is the argument that Nolan presents computer code as an analogy for human DNA, and suggests that pressures of sexual selection over time have given mankind ...
by trevelyan
Forum: The Prestige
Topic: Music clip at 38:46 in The Prestige? Is it the Mikado?
Replies: 0
Views: 8265

Music clip at 38:46 in The Prestige? Is it the Mikado?

There is a snippet of music in The Prestige that plays when Angiers is opening his first big show. We only hear about 8-10 seconds. Is it from The Mikado? I can't place it exactly but it seems familiar.
by trevelyan
Forum: Inception
Topic: A Skeleton Key to Inception
Replies: 1
Views: 4585

A Skeleton Key to Inception

Article analysing Inception: http://popupchinese.com/Inception.pdf Highlights include commentary on: (1) Biblical Allusions and Analysis: For what is Cobb's dive into the river but a baptismal inundation symbolizing the death of the body and rebirth of the soul? Passing downward through the waters o...
by trevelyan
Forum: Christopher Nolan
Topic: Huh...Nolan made a movie about religion...
Replies: 136
Views: 23220

Huh...Nolan made a movie about religion...

I think it's interesting that the film sets up Arthur -- the rationalist -- as the one who doesn't believe that Inception is possible. If the film is really about faith, we can and should read things like the elephant speech as fairly straightforward commentary on the limits of rationality. And then...
by trevelyan
Forum: Inception
Topic: "We're building a house on a cliff"—James Cobb
Replies: 25
Views: 16535

"We're building a house on a cliff"—James Cobb

CobbisDreaming, The visuals of the children on the beach are references to Matthew 7.24 and the parable of the wise and foolish builders. As Cobb tells Mal, his true children are "up there" -- in the garden on the cliff as their names suggest -- James and Philippa are named after biblical apostles. ...
by trevelyan
Forum: The Dark Knight Rises
Topic: Sporting Metaphors
Replies: 36
Views: 4954

Sporting Metaphors

I've had my say and am going to screw off elsewhere.

Thank you for the lovely discussion gentlemen. It was actually a bit of a pleasure, although the shooting sitting ducks thing gets old rather fast.
by trevelyan
Forum: The Dark Knight Rises
Topic: Sporting Metaphors
Replies: 36
Views: 4954

Sporting Metaphors

Yes. I support myself by being educated.
by trevelyan
Forum: The Dark Knight Rises
Topic: Sporting Metaphors
Replies: 36
Views: 4954

Sporting Metaphors

Ha ha ha. Yes Nelson, because God forbid football could ever be used as a metaphor for social conflict . Or that Nolan might have picked the sport over baseball, basketball, hockey or the countless other options which would have been logistically easier to shoot because the visuals would feed into a...