As an audience, we become involved in the plot not through learning about characters’ backgrounds and traits. Instead, we learn information at the same time through the mechanics of the plot and editing. We are made to work to understand the workings of the plot. As we watch the film unfold, the editing takes the along for the ride rather than watching from a distance. the audience and characters sweat together as surprises arise in the well-thought out plan and the way the movie ...
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...ut instead this time through set design and editing, Nolan uses the tornado to represent a heightened sense of panic and dismay as Cabb says to Mal, “I miss you more than I can bear but we've had our time together and I need to let you go.’ In both situations, Nolan questions the outcomes of Fisher and Cobb and Mal, and poses a question through the collaboration of set design editing. Will Cobb be lost in limbo forever and stay connected to his projection of Mal or will he make it through, and will Fisher forever be a shell of a person who never believed his father loved him, that doesn't have any self esteem. In both points it boils down to will they forever be lost or will they find themselves. Nolan’s revisiting of each catharsis example issue twice through editing and the different set designs you can see the characters true issues and how they became so trapped.
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