Random Factoid #430

1 10 2010

No.  I don’t believe it.

Has Michael Caine spilled all of the secrets to the summer’s most buzzed movie’s ending?  Or is he merely chiming in with the latest “Inception” theory?  Since he was in the movie and could actually talk to Christopher Nolan – where all bloggers like me can only dream of it – should his statements be taken more seriously than those of any fanboy?

Since this does concern the ending, I won’t spoil the fun for the two Americans who happened not to see “Inception” this summer.  The discussion continues after the cut.

Here’s what Caine has to say:

“[The spinning top] drops at the end, that’s when I come back on. If I’m there it’s real, because I’m never in the dream. I’m the guy who invented the dream.”

I heard plenty of theories speculating that Caine was the glue that held the movie together.  His role is so small that I doubt Nolan would cast such a big name unless it had some major significance.  Maybe Caine was Cobb’s totem … just interpreting the statement that the beloved actor made to my own means.

How valid is this?  For me, it’s just another weapon in my theoretical “Inception” ending arsenal.  I don’t think I’ll ever settle on one definite explanation of the movie.

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2 10 2010
Simon/Ripley

Michael Caine, you’ve given me hope.

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