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August 3, 2010 6:45 PM   Subscribe

The Dream of a Lifetime is the inspiration for the recent movie Inception. "That contraption is made to help psychiatrists examine the dreams of their patients! The wearer of such a brain-scanner can mentally enter into the dreams of the subject!"
posted by flarbuse (29 comments total) 20 users marked this as a favorite

 
Linking to copyrighted material without right holder's permission? Awesome!
posted by andreaazure at 7:07 PM on August 3, 2010


It turns out that Donald is the one being Incepted to deal with the death of his dead sister, who's conspicuously absent from the lives of his nephews.

J/K, great little comic!
posted by codacorolla at 7:16 PM on August 3, 2010


The comic seriously is pretty awesome - well-written and creative.
posted by Sticherbeast at 7:19 PM on August 3, 2010


The Uncle Scrooge comics were some of the best ever done.

I remember one where Scrooge decided to try to find out what had happened to the Library of Alexandria. They traced it here and there, and each time they found out that someone had gone through and condensed it before moving it to the next place. Eventually it turned out that the final incarnation was the Junior Woodchuck Guide Book.
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 7:24 PM on August 3, 2010 [9 favorites]


Ah! Found it! (And I already gave away the punch-line. sorry...)
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 7:27 PM on August 3, 2010 [1 favorite]


codacorolla: "It turns out that Donald is the one being Incepted to deal with the death of his dead sister, who's conspicuously absent from the lives of his nephews."

You mean the sister who killed herself because she thought if she died she'd wake up? That sister?
posted by governale at 7:34 PM on August 3, 2010


Oh neat, I just watched Paprika last night, very similar ideas - looks like that came out after this comic was published.
posted by ghostbikes at 7:35 PM on August 3, 2010 [1 favorite]


So Uncle Scrooge is in Limbo? Or is Donald? I'm confused.
posted by iamck at 7:37 PM on August 3, 2010


I just noticed the same thing ghostbikes said. Paprika was all about manipulating dreams using a device worn on the head, but as therapy with the subject's cooperation. [SEMI-SPOILER] It ends up being abused in an attempt to alter reality and it does so with spectacular results, but there is no doubt that that movie ends in a state of reality... or maybe not... in the end, the fat nerd character gets the girl... IT HAS TO BE A DREAM.
posted by oneswellfoop at 7:52 PM on August 3, 2010


See also: The Cell.
posted by tybeet at 7:58 PM on August 3, 2010


The Inception thread is still open...
posted by thescientificmethhead at 8:19 PM on August 3, 2010


So Uncle Scrooge is in Limbo? Or is Donald? I'm confused.

And whose dream is it? Cobb's? Saito's? Scrooge's?
posted by Astro Zombie at 8:49 PM on August 3, 2010


Carl Barks'?
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:11 PM on August 3, 2010


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posted by vorfeed at 9:58 PM on August 3, 2010 [6 favorites]


oneswellfoop: "Carl Barks'?"

Nope, Don Rosa.
posted by mwhybark at 10:28 PM on August 3, 2010


Dude, Carl Barks thought of fucking EVERYTHING.
posted by Eideteker at 10:31 PM on August 3, 2010 [1 favorite]


err... he fucking thought of everything. I have no idea what things he thought about fucking, if any.
posted by Eideteker at 10:32 PM on August 3, 2010


This amused me: Dora the Explorer in Incepción.
posted by TheophileEscargot at 1:51 AM on August 4, 2010 [2 favorites]


I used to love these comics and also the cartoon. Scrooge McDuck comics were actually the foundation to my comics collection.
posted by AElfwine Evenstar at 1:59 AM on August 4, 2010


There's also an episode of The Prisoner where Number Two drugs Number Six and tries to learn information by watching and manipulating Six's dreams.

That aired in 1968, yo.
posted by thatelsagirl at 5:15 AM on August 4, 2010


The comic is a better story, and better told, than the damn movie.
And I liked the movie a lot. Mega props always for Scrooge McDuck.
posted by seanmpuckett at 5:37 AM on August 4, 2010


That was great. I'm not a huge fan of Scrooge McDuck, but I'm glad I read it.

Also, seconding or thirding or whatever the Paprika love. I saw it two days before Inception (thanks Netflix queue!) and they complemented each other nicely.
posted by immlass at 7:43 AM on August 4, 2010


Eternal Sunshine of the Dark Johnny Paprika Matrix Mnemonic City
posted by FatherDagon at 7:55 AM on August 4, 2010


Wow. I hate to be "that guy", but andreaazure already did it in the first comment, so I'll chime in - the main page of the website where this story came from is a tremendous, incredible resource, but is clearly illegal as all heck.
posted by yhbc at 8:24 AM on August 4, 2010


It's cool, guys. Everyone knows Disney doesn't care about copyright laws.
posted by Thoughtcrime at 8:36 AM on August 4, 2010 [1 favorite]


What's the big deal about them finding out the lock combos, anyway? They're tied up in reality, so Scrooge can just have the combos changed the next day while they're in prison intake. Inception didn't have such a big plot hole.
posted by Thoughtcrime at 1:13 PM on August 4, 2010


Eideteker: "Dude, Carl Barks thought of fucking EVERYTHING."

Aaargh, this story is by the OTHER genius of Donald Duck, Don Rosa. Who is understandably, if aggravatingly, not as well known.

And as much as it pains me to agree, nthing the "linking to pyrates" observation. French boucaniers, even.
posted by mwhybark at 6:35 PM on August 4, 2010


@Chocolate Pickle:The Uncle Scrooge comics were some of the best ever done ...

Yeah, those SOBs cooked up all these great adventures that you weren't old enough to be wise to ... like libraries of Alexandria, or golden fleeces, or temples hidden in the jungle.

Much later on (probably after a doobie) you'd suddenly realize they weren't just entertaining you, they were *educating* you. On *your* dime! Then you'd say to yourself, "why those bastards. Those tricky, tricky bastards!"
posted by Twang at 6:37 PM on August 4, 2010 [1 favorite]


Want to understand Inception? Read the screenplay!
posted by homunculus at 6:16 PM on August 30, 2010


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