Movie director Chris Nolan is famous for his unorthodox spin on thrillers ranging from “Mementoâ€ and “The Prestigeâ€ to “The Dark Knight.â€ Nolan’s latest movie, “Inception,â€ takes viewers on a sci-fi trip to a novel frontier: the visions of the sleeping mind.
The cerebral adventure introduces the concept of “extraction,â€ where corporate thieves enter people’s dreams and steal their ideas. Master extractor Dom Cobb â€“ played by Leonardo DiCaprio, â€“ is given the task of planting a dream instead.
Are our dreams really vulnerable to manipulation? Click ahead for a reality check on these ideas and more in the world of dream research