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Hmmm. Inception observation/spoiler 
5th-Aug-2010 09:50 pm
After I left the cinema the purported flight time from Sydney to Los Angeles of 10 hours started bugging me.

It turns out the minimum is 13 hours so I suppose it is within the realms of poetic licence.

Or it could be convenient dream logic.

I also seem to recall that the flight was initially described as Los Angeles to Sydney and the direction suddenly reversed. This, I suppose, could be a continuity issue but then again...
5th-Aug-2010 12:09 pm (UTC)
I also seem to recall that the flight was initially described as Los Angeles to Sydney and the direction suddenly reversed.

Me too! I noticed it when they were handing out the immigration cards and went "hey those aren't Australian ones"
5th-Aug-2010 12:26 pm (UTC)
Glad I wasn't imagining that.

And of course the direction is critical to saving Saito given that the major motivation is that Cobb cannot return to the US...which also means that the flight can't start in the US or we have the whole "get arrested" issue from the beginning.

And when did they get to Sydney? Weren't they in Paris when they were rehearsing?
5th-Aug-2010 12:30 pm (UTC)
Yup, the whole country thing is weird.

Though seriously with those many connections- why couldn't Cobb get a fake passport?
5th-Aug-2010 02:11 pm (UTC)
A fake passport would only get him into the country - it wouldn't stop there being trouble when somebody recognised him (which, since his intention was to go back and pick up his old life, presumably it would only be a matter of time before somebody did).

I may have got this wrong, but my understanding is that Fischer had to fly from Los Angeles to Sydney on business consequent of his father's death, and the gang also flew to Sydney and nobbled him on the flight back to LA.
5th-Aug-2010 11:18 pm (UTC)
One can assume that, given the movie uses near-future technology, that there may also be slightly faster planes.
7th-Aug-2010 09:37 am (UTC)
Except that the trend is generally towards slower planes, or at least towards lower cruising speeds.

Apparently there's a point past which the advantages of higher speeds are consumed by the additional fuel needed to maintain those speeds.
7th-Aug-2010 10:14 am (UTC)
Or, of course, Cobb is dreaming for the whole movie. : )
7th-Aug-2010 11:44 am (UTC)
Always a possibility.

Then again maybe they were lying just to throw us off the fact that Cobb wasn't dreaming...

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