Inception: Chris Nolan's Bond Picture

The gifted director Christopher Nolan has told the "Bellfast Telegraph" that his new, eagerly-awaited movie, "Inception," is his "James Bond" movie, with touches of his first success, the noir-thriller "Memento."

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The acclaimed filmmaker, who is behind the blockbusters "The Dark Knight" and "Batman Begins," is chuffed with his action-packed summer offering, which stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page and Cillian Murphy.
 
"This is absolutely my Bond movie – I've been plundering ruthlessly from the Bond movies in everything I've done, forever," he told Empire magazine.
 
"I grew up just loving them and they're a huge influence on me. When you look at being able to construct a scenario that's only bound by your imagination, I think the world of Bond movies is a natural place your mind would go."
 
Nolan hinted that "Inception," with its closely guarded plot, will blow people away.
"I've been fortunate that my films have grown in scale, to the point where this is, by far, the biggest film I've made–physically and technically," he said.
 
"It's an interesting fusion of things I've been interested in for a long time. There's a little of 'Memento' in it, there's a lot of 'The Dark Knight.'"