After this The dark knight Warner Bros. has earned $ 1 billion worldwide and has director Christopher Nolan do his passion project. Beginning (although most passion projects generally don’t have a $ 160 million budget). The confusing but exciting film, released on July 13, 2010, grossed more than $ 800 million worldwide. Here are some things you may not know about the film.
1. Christopher Nolan played with the idea of making Beginning a horror movie.
Christopher Nolan wrote and directed insomnia. It originally came up in the early 2000s after it was finished insomnia. He originally considered using the same concept, but as a horror film.
2. The main characters in Beginning Each of them is an integral part of filmmaking.
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3. Christopher Nolan was looking for not dreaming while writing the script Beginning.
When writing a film about dreams, he took a similar approach to writing memory, a film about memory. He primarily used his own experiences and feelings and no external information. “I think a lot of what I want to do with research only confirms the things you want to do,” Nolan told Collider. “If research contradicts what you want to do, you tend to do it anyway.” At one point I realized that trying to reach an audience, being as subjective as possible, and really trying to write from something real is the right way to go. Really, it’s mostly from my own process, my own experience. “
4. Christopher Nolan had to convince the studio that the different dream layers fit Beginning would be as minimally confusing as possible.
He said to them: “One of the dream levels is in the rain, one of them is a night interior, one is outside in the snow … even in a close-up you can see which level you were in and how you cut across it. “
5. BeginningThe casting decisions were about Leonardo DiCaprio.
Nolan knew that he wanted Leonardo DiCaprio to play the Cobb role, so he said, “We were just trying to fill the best people I could find for the parts that felt right about Leo.” This included also the cast of a young ensemble, because Nolan “wanted a young, energetic cast that would not make it [DiCaprio] look younger. “
6. Leonardo DiCaprio worked with Christopher Nolan Beginning more character driven.
“When Leo came on board, I sat with him for months discussing the script,” said Nolan The Hollywood Reporter. “He made some extraordinary contributions to the script and really challenged me to make the script clear, but also to follow his inner logic and really stay true to the essence of the characters and the rules we set up.”
Nolan’s wife and production partner Emma Thomas said: “The work [DiCaprio] Chris made his film less of a mystery than a story of a character that the audience can identify with. “
7. Ellen Page didn’t have to audition Beginning.
She met with Nolan to sit down, which had nothing to do with the film. The next week, she was asked to read the script for Beginning. She had to read it in an office, not at home. Fortunately, she loved the character and Nolan gave her the role.
8. Ariadne is named in Greek mythology after the daughter of Minos.
It’s a unique name for a modern character, but it makes perfect sense for the part. In a story, Minos actually lets Ariadne take control of a maze. In the film, the labyrinth that Ariadne draws for Cobb’s test is very similar to the labyrinth paintings of the old figure. Nolan recognizes this connection. “I wanted to have that to explain the meaning of the maze to the audience,” he said Wired. “I don’t know how many people take up this association when they watch the film. It was really just a little hint. I like the idea that she is Cobb’s leader.”
9. Beginning was filmed in locations around the world.
The rotating set Arthur flies through was created in Bedfordshire, England. Calgary, Alberta was the location for the epic mountain scenes. They also shot in Morocco, Tokyo, London and Los Angeles. In total, they shot in six different countries.
10. Christopher Nolan considered filming Beginning in 3D.
Eventually, however, Nolan decided that they would be “too limited by technology”. After filming, they almost converted the film to 3D in post-production, but it just wasn’t enough time.
11. Christopher Nolan wanted the explosions in Beginning look surreal instead of the usual orange flames of Hollywood.
The shooting guidelines in Paris disapproved of the use of actual explosions. The crew used high-pressure nitrogen, which they released directly near the plaster cast. Chris Corbould, Special Effects Coordinator, said, “When we trigger an explosion behind an actor, the response is very different from when we stand in front of a green screen and someone says,“ Explosion! “Screams.” More rubble was added and the explosions were amplified in post-production.
12. The paradoxical staircase inside Beginning were inspired by the art of MC Escher.
Nolan wanted to build a paradoxical staircase that worked, but it wasn’t possible. So they built a staircase that just ended abruptly. To make them look like a paradox in front of the camera, the crew turned to a team for visual effects. Paul Franklin, Visual Effects Supervisor, explains: “These steps must be structured so that when viewed from an angle, the top level of the stairs coincides with the bottom level of the stairs. What visual effects can do is that we can make computer models of them and calculate exactly the dimensions of the steps that need to be built and where the camera needs to be in three-dimensional space to do this. “
13. Christopher Nolan’s production team built sets that shifted and rotated Beginning.
During the scene in which Cobb Fischer explains that they are in a dream, he proves this by making the room tremble and move. To make it happen, the crew moved the set 25 degrees while filming without the props moving. “The entire set would shift,” said DiCaprio. “We had to hold on to the actual set so that we wouldn’t slip off.”
For the scenes in which Arthur is floating in the hotel without gravity, Joseph Gordon-Levitt did not act in front of a green screen or in zero gravity. The crew actually built the set so that it could rotate a full 360 degrees. Then they would hang Gordon-Levitt on a wire to get their shots. It took 500 people and three weeks to film all of these scenes. Gordon-Levitt only used his stunt double for one shot.
14. BeginningThe actors had an easy way to tell which level of the dream world they should be on in a particular scene.
“It was easy to determine what dream sequence I was in because of my costume,” said Tom Hardy to Collider. “When in doubt, I could just look at my shoes and say,” Oh! I know what dream I am in. ‘”
fifteen. BeginningThe mountain set was built into the side of a mountain.
The set built into a mountain slope in Alberta had no snow at that time. In fact, the crew began to worry that they would run out of snow when filming began. “The art department kept sending us pictures of mud,” said Thomas. “The week before we went up there, we still had no snow.” But that was not a problem for long. After the biggest storm of the decade, they shot in the middle of snow storms.
16. The Beginning The recording of the scene in which the van falls from the bridge in slow motion took months.
Dileep Rao, who played driver Yusuf, said: “One day we would shoot it, go and shoot something else. Then shoot another piece [the van]. It was so complex and there were so many places and so many different movements that I have to do. It’s the stuff that makes or breaks this last sequence. “For each of the underwater sections, the actors held their breath for up to five minutes, occasionally filling up a SCUBA tank. How did you drop the van off the bridge? It was shot from a cannon.
17. Although many special effects have been treated on the set, Christopher Nolan still had a lot to do in post-production Beginning.
For example, Franklin said, “Drop the little things out of the hotel’s cleaning cart [in zero gravity]? It’s a guy – months of lonely work. “A team of CGI specialists worked with DiCaprio and Page on the“ Limbo City ”scenes for nine months.
18. Christopher Nolan finished early and on budget.
In fact, he prefers the constraints that give him time and money, and therefore makes serious efforts to be efficient in filmmaking.
19. Christopher Nolan didn’t say much about it Beginningis ambiguous end.
In 2010, Nolan told CNN that the film was left intentionally so that it didn’t feel like expanding the conversation. “There can be nothing in the film that tells you one way or the other because then the ambiguity at the end of the film would just be a mistake,” he said. “It would be a failure of the film to communicate something.” But it is not a mistake. I placed this cut there at the end and imposed an ambiguity from outside the film. It always felt right to me. “
Michael Caine has his own interpretation of the end, but he wasn’t shy about it. He claims that the end is undoubtedly real, not a dream. “[The spinning top] Drops in the end, then I’ll be back, “Caine said to ScreenRant.” When I’m there it’s real because I’m never in a dream. I am the guy who invented the dream. “
20. Film scholars have many different theories about it Beginning.
Some of them are: it was all a dream, Saito is the actual architect and Cobb dreams / does not dream / is dead at the end of the film.