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‘Inception’ reception

Nolan's mindbender bows in Hollywood

Christopher Nolan admitted that “Inception” looks pretty much as he thought it would a decade ago. He made his opening comments at Tuesday’s preem at the Chinese, a massive projection of the dream city from the film surrounding the helmer.

“Visually, it’s what I had in mind, but what’s changed since is the emotional part of the story, the love story,” he added at the after-party in a white tent. Entrance to the fete required that guests pass by dozens of massive mirrors, a key part of the Warner Bros./Legendary pic.

Nolan wrote, directed and produced with spouse Emma Thomas, who recalled that she liked the dream concept when she heard about it 10 years ago. “I thought it sounded interesting, but I remember thinking that I had no idea how you could possibly make it,” she offered.

Nolan and Thomas will fly to Tokyo this weekend for the pic’s fourth premiere. “I’m looking forward to it,” Nolan said. “It’s only an 11-hour flight.”

Preem was a benefit for the Alliance for Climate Protection. Just prior to the screening, studio topper Alan Horn generated warm applause for Al Gore on behalf of the alliance.

“The climate crisis needs everything that we can do,” said the former VP, who noted that the first six months of this year were the hottest on record.

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