reply to post by Stormdancer777
you're gonna be mad at me... i don't remember. we were trying to sort out the purgatory sequence, and at the time we just assumed he was awake. but
when the top didn't fall, we started to immediately try to remember what we just saw. just like when you wake up from a dream, you try so hard to
remember what just happened to you.
it did wobble though, in dreams "it would just spin and spin" i think he said.
For several reasons i doubt there is a "true" sequel planned so i would guess he wasn't wearing it. And the top theoretically falls.
I believe the point of the scene is Cobb obsesses about the top through the entire movie. The top is his only connection to the physical "real"
world. remember, there is a point in the beginning of the film where Cobb sits with a pistol, and spins the top. He is about to put a bullet in his
head to wake himself up. The spinning of the top is rather crucial at this point.
I have had several lucid dreams in my life, an i have only recently learned that some people never have. to help explain dreams can be a confusing
place. but when you are lucid, your conscience mind starts to put things into place. Very quickly, almost everything is as it exists in the "real
world." it can be confusing when you start having dreams within dreams (which i have done once that i remember, and no i wasnt trying.)
Back to the point. HE doesn't see if it falls. He doesn't care if he is dreaming. He gets to see his kids. He is pretty stoked.
There are techniques lucid dreamers use that the movie implements symbolically. "Kicks" we call "hypnic jerks," although i have never thought
about trying to initiate one. Ive tried creating binural beats with audio cues at certain times throughout the recording. The main tool they left out
was the most crucial. A dream journal. And you can understand why they wouldn't have that in a movie about extraction XD.
i had a friend who bought a sleep mask off an infomercial. he said it could tell when you were dreaming and would flash led's at you as a cue to
remind you that you are sleeping. He said the light flashed in his dream as a red traffic light. he noticed he had seemed to sit at it forever and he
was the only car on the road. then he realized he didn't own a Lamborghini and became lucid. (while dreaming i have literally had a full sized pink
elephant in the bedroom before i figured it out XD) he jumped out of his lambo and threw it into a building, then flew away. He then returned it
because his wife found the receipt, and this thing was pricey.
Its called the novadreamer. they don't make it anymore (that i know of. but i had read someone had planned on starting again) there are plenty of
places online that will tell you how to make one on the cheap (there isn't much to one.)
i'm sorry. i didnt mean to go off track there. i dont post much, but lucid dreaming is fantastic, and i feel its kinda fringe. i want more people to
experience these. you feel things, smell and taste things, it seems real to you, but in the back of your mind, you still know it isn't. (is this why
Cobb had to get Mal out of purgatory? He knew it wasn't real.
Lucid dreaming is not hard to do, but its frustrating to learn. But Inception will definitely send you in the right direction.