A Critical Analysis of Inception with Respect to the Culture Industry

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dc.contributor.advisor Hibbs, Thomas Aguinaga, Ben
dc.contributor.other Baylor University. en_US 2012-05
dc.description.abstract Prima facie Christopher Nolan’s blockbuster movie Inception presents a seemingly fanciful idea: the idea that one can successfully implant an idea in the mind of an unaware subject insomuch that the subject believes that the idea is his or her own. Yet, upon further analysis, perhaps there is a more substantive theory that we can gain from Nolan’s work—something practical and far from fanciful. Perhaps inception is real. Theodor Adorno’s book Dialectic of Enlightenment provides a discussion of the deceptive culture industry that undertakes some of the very same actions taken by Nolan’s characters in Inception. The objective of this thesis is to analyze the deception in Nolan’s Inception, analyze the deception in Adorno’s understanding of the culture industry, and, finally, compare the two analyses. en_US
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dc.subject Inception. Christopher Nolan. Philosophy. Movies. Movie Industry. Culture Industry. en_US
dc.title A Critical Analysis of Inception with Respect to the Culture Industry en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.rights.accessrights Worldwide access en_US
dc.contributor.department Philosophy en_US
dc.contributor.schools honors college en_US

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