From writer/director Christopher Nolan, the mind-bending – and instantly iconic – dreamscapes of INCEPTION were realized for the screen by cinematographer Wally Pfister (AFI Class of 1988). The film was honored in 2010 with an AFI AWARD, recognizing it as one of the year’s most outstanding achievements in the art of the moving image – with the official rationale stating that, “INCEPTION is the most rare of movie miracles — an art film that succeeds as blockbuster entertainment. This achievement is born from the gifts of writer/director Christopher Nolan, who displays such a love for filmmaking that audiences cannot help but be enveloped by his rapture. Leonardo DiCaprio proves once again to be America’s leading man, guiding us through a mind-bending movie-within-a-movie, within-a-movie, within-a-movie — and cinematographer Wally Pfister’s dazzling images create an indelible dream that demands to be relived again and again.”
Learn more about INCEPTION in the AFI Catalog.