The Shooting Script

Written By: Christopher Nolan
Inception, writer-director Christopher Nolan’s seventh feature film, joins the epic scope of The Dark Knight with the narrative sophistication of Memento. The story of a group of thieves who specialize in invading the mind through one’s dreams, Inception explores the Nolan’s signature psychological themes of memory, paranoia, and self-doubt as the protagonist, Dom Cobb, is pitted against a hostile subconscious spurred on by personal demons and regrets from the past. In a conversational preface, Nolan discusses with brother and frequent collaborator, Jonah, the genesis of the idea for the film and the decade-long process it took to write it.

Detailing the results of Nolan’s efforts, Inception: The Shooting Script includes key storyboard sequences, full-color concept art, and an appendix on the workings of the mysterious Pasiv Device that Cobb and his fellow extractors use to initiate the dream-share. An exclusive exploration of a highly original concept, Inception: The Shooting Script is the record of a writer-director at the height of his craft.
Format: Softbound
Publication Date: 8/17/2010
ISBN: 9781608870158
Pages: 240
Trim Size: 6 x 9 x .7

  • About the Author 
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Christopher Nolan, Author: Christopher Nolan began making movies at an early age with his father’s Super-8mm camera. While studying English Literature at University College London, Nolan shot 16mm films at UCL’s film society, learning the guerrilla film techniques he would later use to make his first feature, Following. Since that time, he has directed MementoInsomniaBatman BeginsThe PrestigeThe Dark KnightInceptionThe Dark Knight RisesInterstellar, and Dunkirk. For his work on those films, Nolan has been honored with Golden Globe nominations for Best Director (Inception and Dunkirk) and Best Screenplay (Memento and Inception), three Producer’s Guild Nominations (The Dark Knight, Inception, Dunkirk), a Writer’s Guild Award (Inception) and four Director’s Guild Nominations (MementoThe Dark KnightInception, Dunkirk). He also received Oscar® nominations for Best Screenplay for Memento and Inception, Best Film for Inception and Dunkirk, and Best Achievement in Directing (Dunkirk). Nolan currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and producer, Emma Thomas, and their four children.