Wally Pfister's Techniques In The Film Inept Inception

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not until the van falls of the bridge that the audience is presented with the rest of the stages. I cannot imagine how hard it had to be for Nolan to narrate the story concisely and smoothly at the same time. Roger Ebert commented on his review for the film that “we have to trust him (Nolan) that he can lead us through, because much of the time we are lost and disoriented.” I, personally, did not feel that way. Of course, a lot of credit has to be given to the cinematographer too. Wally Pfister used subtle but effective techniques to simplify a little the complex nature of the story. In order to prove my point, let me give an example.
In order to help the audience to seamlessly identify the dream levels where the different stages of the plan were takin g place, Pfister gave each level a particular color tone. The first level, where the abduction takes place, has a fairly neutral tone to it; everything looks normal. The second level, most of the action develops in the hotel hallway, the lighting and furniture provide a warmth tone; and the third level, where they penetrate the mountain fortress, has a cool tone to enhance its already sterile ambient.
Pfister certainly contributed to the beauty and creativeness of the film. It is no surprise his work on Inception earned him the Academy Award for Best Cinematography. Among many of the scenes that …show more content…

Well-known film reviewer Roger Ebert gave the film a 4/4 rating. I had the same opinion until I looked at some of the negative criticism of the film and changed my mind. I believe the film deserves a 3.8/4 rating instead. In order to defend my position, I need to talk about certain details from the movie, but I do not want to spoil the movie for you; therefore I will address this point of view as a post review comment. I recommend you to watch the movie first, and then come back to read the rest of the review. It is a film worth watching. It is well made, interesting, intelligent, and

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