nolanmindbook

Plot details for Christopher Nolan‘s Inception are being kept tightly under wraps. One source told me that Nolan is the only person who actually has a full copy of the screenplay. Last week a script review hit the interwebs, but it turned out to be an April Fools Day joke. So if you read anything about “a paraplegic who discovers a portal to escape his paralyzed existence through his own mind that takes him to another plane of existence”, you should know that you’re reading misinformation.

The only thing we know about so far is that the film is “a contemporary sci-fi actioner set within the architecture of the mind”, starring Leonardo DiCaprio as a CEO-type, Marion Cotillard as his wife, Ellen Page is a young college grad student and DiCaprio’s sidekick.

And since we know next to nothing, I thought we may as well start guessing. /Film reader Gregory W suggests that the released plot description might be somehow related to Peter Carruthers’ The Architecture of the Mind, an academic cognitive architecture and evolutionary psychology book published by Oxford University Press in 2006.

The book defends “massive modularity”, a theory that many cognitive scientists and some philosophers now accept. The theory is that the human mind is modular. The book, claims the architecture or overall structure of the mind plays a key role in explanations of “virtually every fundamental feature of human existence–from our capacity for science and creativity, to practical reasoning and morality.”

How could this book possibly relate to Nolan’s next film project? I have no idea. I’m unable to connect the dots (if they even exist). If I were to guess, I would say that the book is totally unrelated to the film. But who knows? But for now, lets just consider it the crackpot theory of the week.

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