I created this alt just for this thread: JrNeutron: Am I the only one who really watched that piece of trash movie? Inception isn't a dream in a dream. Inception is putting an idea in someone's mind and having them think it is an original thought of their own. So the whole (anything)ception trend is based off of misinterpreted information or just general laziness in an attempt at being creative or witty.Apparently you're the only one who didn't notice that the name of the movie was Inception, and the meme is referring to the movie and the nested dreams within said movie and not specifically the definition of "inception" given within the movie. Though I have to say I rather enjoy the irony of you misinterpreting the meme and complaining about how other people are the ones doing the misinterpreting."I don't properly understand something, but it's all of YOU who don't really understand it!"
Uisce Beatha: What about movies in which the book is being read to the kid on screen?[cf.drafthouse.com image 450x314]/Hot//DNRTFA
leakybucket: Totally missing 'The Neverending Story'. If you never read the book, do so before you pass it on to your kids.(possible slight spoiler ahead)The Empress in the story causes a crisis to get the young boy from earth to save them all - by inducing a recursive loop in the narrative; getting the 'scribe' of the Neverending story to read it out loud to her from the beginning. Very cool looking back at it now (especially as I'm a pro programmer), but it strangely freaked me out as a kid.
Somacandra: As someone who does research in American postmodern literature and has taught modern literature in the college classroom, I would just like to state unequivocally that this "essay" is unbelieveably stupid. Borges would have punched this guy in the 'nads. And as a parent, I like most others caught the intertexual references in Margaret Wise Brown's books the first time, and we point it out to our kids. And she does it in Our World, too. My kids LOVE seeing intertextual references that build a self-enclosed narrative world with different books as different entry points. Nothing terrifying at all. And like Borges, I too want to punch the author in the 'nads. This piece is a perfect example of exegesis as eisegesis----what he got out of the text is nothing but what he projected into the text.
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