Tricksy little theory about the end of INCEPTION. En francais, bien sur.

“Every magic trick consists of three parts, or acts. The first part is called the pledge, the magician shows you something ordinary. The second act is called the turn, the magician takes the ordinary something and makes it into something extraordinary. But you wouldn’t clap yet, because making something disappear isn’t enough. You have to bring it BACK. Now you’re looking for the secret. But you won’t find it because of course, you’re not really looking. You don’t really want to work it out. You want to be fooled.”

“Every magic trick consists of three parts, or acts. The first part is called the pledge, the magician shows you something ordinary. The second act is called the turn, the magician takes the ordinary something and makes it into something extraordinary. But you wouldn’t clap yet, because making something disappear isn’t enough. You have to bring it BACK. Now you’re looking for the secret. But you won’t find it because of course, you’re not really looking. You don’t really want to work it out. You want to be fooled.”

"There’s a hammock made of dreams."

In the argument I had with my brother at Christmas about whether or not the ending of The Dark Knight Rises  was good, I of course shouted “BECAUSE IT’S NOT ENOUGH TO MAKE SOMETHING DISAPPEAR - YOU HAVE TO BRING IT… BACK”

Now available in gif.

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Oh so that’s how it went down.

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This too is directing. From the set of THE DARK KNIGHT.

This too is directing. From the set of THE DARK KNIGHT.

This is directing. From the set of THE DARK KNIGHT RISES.

This is directing. From the set of THE DARK KNIGHT RISES.

Flashback: Mamo on Catwoman

 

When the casting of Anne Hathaway was announced, Mamo did a whole show speculating on The Dark Knight Rises, which is now of course fascinating listening. I’d say we were half right.

Mamo #263: Up, Up, And Away

The Dark Knight rises again! Our last show on The Dark Knight Rises dealt necessarily with serious and troubling events offscreen. We return to the topic of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy to uphold and celebrate the vast achievements and influences of this genre-defining enterprise, and to look ahead – to Superman, Nightwing, and any other thing that might be waiting in the (bat)wings.

Mamo #262: Mamo Rises

It wasn’t the show we were expecting to do, but here we are anyway: in the wake of the murders in Colorado, we discuss Christopher Nolan’s final Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises.