Many of you savvy film enthusiasts are perhaps already aware of this neat bit of movie trivia, but it's the first I'd heard about it, so I'll share, just in case...
Inception fans will recognize Edith Piaf's classic, "Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien," as the song that Leo's dream thieves use as a warning that the "kick" (an upsetting of the dreamer's equilibrium, thus waking him up) is on its way. They'll also remember that, in the film, time slows down in a dream. As such, astute YouTube user camiam321 noticed something interesting about Inception composer Howard Zimmer's main theme:
From the jaunty brass and strings of "Regrette"'s refrain, we get Zimmer's tense, foreboding score, punctuated by horn blasts. How cool is that? (Not to mention that Inception co-star Marion Cotillard won an Oscar for portraying Piaf in La Vie en Rose. This movie has levels, man.) One of the many reasons why I thought it was the best of the summer.
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