Thanks to C. Robert Cargill for pointing out the video to the right on Twitter. For those of you continuing to look for clues and curiosities within Christopher Nolan’s Inception here comes one more this time taking a look at an interesting comparison having to do with Hans Zimmer’s score.
For those that own the soundtrack you’ll recognize the comparison music from Zimmer’s score as the first track on the disc, “Half Remembered Dream”. As noted in the video by YouTube user “camiam321,” the second piece is “Non, je ne regrette rien” performed by Edith Piaf, the music the characters in Inception use as their musical countdown for their “kick” back to reality.
Essentially, the theme to Inception is really nothing more than a slowed down version of Piaf’s song, this is something both Nolan and Zimmer addressed in interviews for Inception, one being the piece written up at CHUD.com. Here’s a snippet:
I guess my ear isn’t well tuned enough to pick up on this on my own, but the more you think about the nature of the film and how things play out this is a musical decision that only makes sense. Give the video a watch and enjoy.
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In other Inception news, it has just crossed the $100 million mark.