Quotable: Chris Nolan On Why “Inception” Took 10 Years To Make

“Yes, I’d actually been interested in doing a film set in the world of dreams ever since I was a kid, and about 10 years ago I settled in on this heist movie plot and structure, but it took me the last 10 years to finish it and get it right. It took me a while to figure out how to make an emotional connection with the material, as heist movies tend to be almost deliberately superficial in terms of emotion, and all about procedure. And I realized it had to be more about the human condition and human emotions, and that I had to work on the characters — the things that help an audience connect with the ideas, however crazy they may seem.”

– Chris Nolan, director, writer, and producer of “Inception,” explains that even though he had the idea for the film when he was a teen, it still took him 10 years to make it. And he has convinced me that “Inception” is worth seeing — something about people being able to invade my dreams gave me the heebie jeebies. Are you gonna see “Inception” when it’s released tomorrow? [Reuters]