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Inception is a 2010 film directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Leonardo DiCaprio

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Explanation of how Cobb re-enters limbo twice and age

I watched Inception again and I started scratching my head again, which lead with a series of Google searches that made me scrach my head even more. When watching the movie, I assumed that Saito was ...
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How is it that Robert Fisher could have been killed by his own projections?

In the movie Inception, Robert Fisher had an army of militarized projections presumably meant to protect him against extraction. However, during the street battle at the first level of the inception, ...
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Why Cobb ask Ariadne for the secret passage in the third-level dream?

In the third-level dream (the snow one), Saito and Fischer are compromised when they try to enter the building. Cobb asks Ariadne to tell him the secret entrance, but she refuse because if Cobb knows, ...
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What happens to Robert Fischer in the limbo and third level dream states?

Something I don't get in the movie Inception: Robert Fischer gets shot and killed by Mal on the third level (snowy hospital level) That means he goes to "limbo" (following dream logic here) but ...
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Isn't Inception’s concept taken from The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest?

When I watched Inception, after watching half the movie, I was pretty much convinced that this is a concept stolen from a series on The Cartoon Network named The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest, which ...
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In Inception why does the music played not slow down in each successive dream level?

In the movie Inception, a song was played to synchronize the kicks in the different dream levels. Now, in every level the time runs much faster than the previous level of the dream. When the music is ...
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Is there an actual time calculation in Inception?

In the movie, they (Cobb and his partners) are drawn into multiple layer of dream, and they said that if you're going further/deeper, you'll find the time in real world or previous layer is ...
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What was Cobb's totem before the spinning top?

The movie explains that Cobb adopted Mol's totem after her death. Do we ever know what his totem was before he adopted her spinning top?
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Inception - The Spinning Top is the un-totem

In the movie Inception, the concept of a Totem is that is has a special distinguishing feature, maybe weight or dimension or feel or something else - i.e. its different from a run of the mill piece of ...
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Does a totem really confirm you are not in someone else's dream?

In the movie, Inception, a totem helps a totem owner eliminate the possibility that you are in someone else's dream. The explanation being - only you know your totem's unique uncommon feature, so if ...
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Inception - Can a totem help you figure out if you are in reality or your own dream?

In Incepton, the totem is supposed to be a device which helps the totem owner to figure out whether he is a dream or in reality. This is because the totem has some special feature which is known only ...
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How does Ariadne 'riding' the kick differ to Cobb dying in the crumbling building?

Sorry for the possibly confusing title, I'm not exactly sure how to word the question. Towards the end of the movie, in the deepest level of dream when Cobb confronts Mal: How is what Ariadne did ...
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Isn't Cobb's Totem Invalid?

Since Inception is on, I have been thinking about this question a lot.
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In Inception: Why didn't Cobb have Miles (Michael Caine) fly his kids to France? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: In Inception, why didn't Cobb take his kids with him when Cobb had to flee the country? Please note that this is not a duplicate question. One deals with my didn't ...
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Who was the captured member of Cobb's team in Inception

I've seen the movie twice and still didn't understand this. He was seemingly a member of Cobb's team who betrayed the team. How? Why did Saito choose to capture him? Why didn't Cobb try to get him ...
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If Cobb's spinning top totem stops spinning, does this mean he is in the real world?

I didn't understand this concept from inception. if the totem will stops spinning, you are in real world? Maybe your dream thinks that it will stop spinning. So what does Arthur do with his dice or ...
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How did Cobb find Saito in limbo?

In Inception, I don't understand the ending where Cobb and Saito find themselves independently in limbo. Is it a coincidence that Cobb found Saito in limbo and that too just before the plane flight in ...
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Why did Cobb personally drug Fischer in the air ?

In Inception when they embark onto the plane, Cobb covertly gives a sleeping drug to Fischer in a glass of water. In the next scene we can see that air-hostess is also working with them. So why does ...
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In Inception, how do Cobb and Saito escape Limbo?

At the end of the movie: But my question is: How did Cobb and Saito actually manage to get out of limbo and return to the plane? maybe I missed something, but didn't they miss the kicks? and ...
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Interpreting the end of Inception

Sorry for the vague title--I don't want the title to be a spoiler. I've seen the movie three times, and the last two times I looked specifically for clues to this question, but found none. The final ...
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Is the top still reliable?

Several times in the movie, Cobb says that no one should touch your totem, which would otherwise lose its ability to tell you if you're in a dream or not. I understand, there is no "magical" ...
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How did they get the working dream share device inside dreams in Inception?

After getting into the dream they also have that dream sharing machine with them. How did they get that machine 'working' (fully functional) inside dream because inside dream that machine was just an ...
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In Inception, why didn't Cobb take his kids with him when Cobb had to flee the country?

I feel this is a major plot point. If he could manage to stay hidden alone, he could stay hidden with his kids as well. Why leave them behind if he misses them so much?