Director Christopher Nolan admits he plunders Bond films
Christopher Nolan says dream-invading sci-fi thriller Inception, which hits UK screens on July 16, is his ultimate homage to the James Bond films - reports the Coventry Telegraph
The movie features a ski chase and other 007-style action sequences, and the director admitted: "This is absolutely my Bond movie.
"I've been plundering from the Bond movies in everything I've done, forever. I grew up loving them and they're just a huge influence on me."
Speaking in Empire magazine, he said: "When you look at being able to construct a scenario that's only bound by your imagination, I think the world of Bond movies is a natural place for your mind to go."
He said Inception was most like George Lazenby's 1969 Bond film On Her Majesty's Secret Service, which was his favourite in the franchise.
Nolan explained: "It's a hell of a movie, it holds up very well. What I liked about is that we've tried to emulate in this film is there's a tremendous balance in that movie of action and scale and romanticism and tragedy and emotion.
"Of all the Bond films, it's by far the most emotional. There's a love story. And Inception is a kind of love story as well as anything else."
In Nolan's new corporate espionage thriller, Leonard DiCaprio plays Dom Cobb, a spy whose work stealing ideas and information from people's dreams has made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he has ever loved.
But then he is then offered a chance at redemption with a job where he won't extract anything but will instead plant an idea.
Also in the cast are Ken Watanabe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Tom Berenger and Michael Caine.
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