Inception’s homage to On Her Majesty’s Secret Service

Writer-director Christopher Nolan’s Inception is getting a lot of buzz. The movie, opening on July 16, concerns a thief who can take secrets from the subconscious mind. Nolan, who turns 40 later this month, is on a roll after The Dark Knight was a huge hit two years ago.

According to a review by “Mr. Beaks” at Ain’t It Cool News, 007 fans should have an additional incentive to check out the film.

For a film that’s clearly sprung from the deepest reaches of Nolan’s creative mind, INCEPTION is appropriately enhanced by his boyhood preoccupation with James Bond movies (he admitted as much in a recent interview). During the deliriously intricate set piece which encompasses a good deal of the second act and some of the third, Nolan gets to pay ecstatic homage to ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE – as Hans Zimmer’s score takes on lovely, invigorating John Barry dimensions.

You can read Mr. Beaks’ entire review (including some additional comments on the Bond-inspired sequence) by CLICKING RIGHT HERE. And here’s the trailer for the film:

2 Responses

  1. […] The comparisons have continued, with a number of early reviews commenting on similarities between the Mendes-directed Skyfall and Nolan-helmed Batman movies. Nolan, meanwhile, is an acknowledged James Bond fan and his 2010 film Inception included an homage to 1969′s On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. […]

  2. […] The subject comes up every so often. It’s well known the London-born Nolan likes James Bond movies. His Batman trilogy (2005-2008) contains references to Bond films. So does 2010’s Inception. […]

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