I have sleeping problems, bursitis in my hip and period pains. I'm working on a fandom rant, but it seems I've been bitten by the editing bug. I don't know when and if it will ever actually get properly posted.
And that's how I start off 2011. Whee.
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I hadn't seen this before:
Built in the converted British airship hangar that Nolan has often used for a soundstage, the 100-foot-long hallway was suspended by eight huge, concentric rings that could turn a full 360 degrees. Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who plays Dom's meticulously dressed and prepared Lt. Arthur, fought stuntmen representing a defensive subconscious on wires while the shifting walls enhanced the hallucinatory weightlessness of the situation.
Gordon-Levitt, who trained to pull off the scene's physical demands, says the real key was remembering that Arthur was engaged in psychological combat.
"I wanted to do the sequences as the character," the grown-up "3rd Rock from the Sun" kid says. "He's very particular, fastidious, thought-through; he remains a step ahead of everything. And in these action sequences, he's dreaming, it's a mental thing. It's not like he can take on all of these physically bigger guards. But he knows he's dreaming and is, in effect, keeping his own subconscious in control. So it was about remaining calm, kind of cold stone efficient."
---- BE: Okay, so about the film. You knew this question was coming, I realize, but as soon as I saw you do this in the movie, I knew I had to ask you about it: how much did you enjoy pushing Joseph Gordon Levitt backwards in his chair?
DR: (Laughs) You know, I’ve got to say that the funniest part of that is that me and Tom Hardy were cracking up, because Joseph had to keep a straight face and do the stunt, and he’s impeccably good at it, but we were just having so much fun. I’m knocking him over, and Tom’s sitting there watching me doing it, and the fact that he couldn’t participate in the fun of knocking him over somehow made it even funnier to both of us. We had a real blast doing that. And I got to slap his face! And I was, like, “Okay, this is a movie, not a play, so I’m going to have to actually slap him.” So we just kind of went back and forth, and Chris showed me what he wanted, so I got to slap Joseph a couple of times. I’m, like, “Dude, are you okay?” “Yeah, of course I am.” “All right, just wanted to make sure.” (Laughs) ---Poor abused Joseph!