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Musical Director Hans Zimmer Calls INCEPTION A Time Travel Story

My brother and I are huge fans of director Christopher Nolan. Besides his Batman films, his mind-blowing film The Prestige convinced us that smart science-fiction still exists. Over the next few weeks, we'll be doing daily posts on the development of the film. This summer, your mind is the scene of the crime.

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Academy Award winner Hans Zimmerman (The Dark Knight,The Lion King, Gladiator) is a German film composer and executive score producer on dozens of films. Most recently, Christopher Nolan hired him to work on The Dark Knight and he's hired him to write the score for Inception.

"For Inception, I started off going, 'Chris, I think this is an incredibly nostalgic, romantic movie." Hans told ARTISTdirect. "I think this is a great love story. Let me go write it as a love story...' People keep talking about the movie [as] if it's about dreams. I think this movie is about time and our perception of time. I think it's a great time travel movie, actually [Laughs]."

Zimmerman believes that music opens doors for the audience, and allows the viewer be a participant in the movie. This is true of many films over the years and Inception is no exception.

Speaking of music, a key element of the film is the haunting song by Edith Piaf called "Non Je Ne Regrette Rien (No, I regret nothing)". You can listen to a recording of it here.

What do you think of Inception? Does music really have the power to draw you into the film's world?
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