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“Inception” Guides and Parodies

"Inception" Guides and Parodies

I’m still waiting for a proper trailer mashup of “Inception” and “Shutter Island,” one that truly integrates them and wasn’t made before either film came out. It’s likely one will show up eventually. A number of other parodies and trailer mashups have been pouring in since the film became a pop sensation. There is an okay redo of the “Toy Story 3” trailer with the audio from the “Inception” trailer. Yet it’s fairly uninteresting as anything other than a random mix of the summer’s two best releases. Then there’s the mashup between “Inception” and “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure” (via FilmDrunk), which I like because it features dialogue from the latter and because it slightly makes a nod to the more appropriate connection to “The Matrix” by working with an otherwise unrelated Keanu Reeves movie. Still, is the point that time travel does exist…in dreams?

Meanwhile there are guides to Christopher Nolan’s film, some mocking some not. At least I don’t think the “Inception” Infograph is supposed to be a joke, even if it doesn’t really help much. It’s like these other humorous movie narrative timelines (check out the one for “Primer”). The intentionally funny “Inception in 30 Seconds” video is a little too on the nose perhaps, but still essential. If there are any more out there, I’d love to see them.

One more thing with which to continue the “Inception” spouting. A video revealing how Hans Zimmer’s main theme in his score is basically a slowed down take on Edith Piaf’s “Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien” (the song featured in the movie for the ‘musical countdown’) has been circulating the web (it wasn’t a secret, but sometimes it takes a YouTube viral video to get the world’s attention). I wonder if this will in any way affect the Academy’s consideration of the score as original. A discussion has ensued on the topic over at Awards Daily.

See the larger infograph and the videos mentioned here after the jump.

Here, someone recently responded to the above video with almost what I’m looking for re: a “Shutter Island” mashup. They also throw “Juno” and “La vie en rose” in there while they’re at it:

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