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David Carter


Christopher Nolan's Inception (2010) is a difficult film to categorize. It partakes of various genres, blurring the distinctions between them. It is science fiction, but it does not contain many of the ingredients associated with that genre. It can also be identified as a kind of heist film, and there are shades of film noir as well, not only because of the heist motifs but also due to its character types. It can also be described as a psychological thriller, telling the story of one man's attempt to flee his past and regain access to his family, of his coming to terms with the death of his wi ... More

Keywords: science fiction, heist film, psychological thriller, Christopher Nolan, Inception

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781911325055
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781911325055.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Carter, author
Yonsei University