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■ ■ ■ ■ Visual Effects he read the script. Much of the fi lm Inception, which Nolan wrote, di- rected, and produced, takes place inside a dream world. T e Warner Bros. Pictures production stars Leonardo DiCaprio (Cobb) as a dream thief and Ellen Page (Ariadne) as an architect who becomes a dream- space designer. For Inception, Nolan brought back a team he had worked with on his W 10 award-winning fi lms Batman Begins and T e Dark Knight: visual eff ects supervisor Franklin, special eff ects supervisor Chris Corbould, and edi- tor Lee Smith, all of whom received Oscar nominations for T e Dark August/September 2010 hen director Chris Nolan approached visual eff ects super- visor Paul Franklin of Double Negative with another dream job, Franklin had no idea Nolan meant that literally. Until Knight; stunt coordinator Tom Strothers, who won a Screen Actors Guild Award for T e Dark Knight; and cinematographer Wally Pfi ster, who received Oscar nominations for both of Nolan’s Batman fi lms. Although the Batman fi lms are comic-book fantasies, Nolan insisted on grounding anything created with computer graphics in physical re- ality, from streets and buildings to Batmobiles. So, too, the eff ects in Inception’s dream worlds. “Chris [Nolan] will do his utmost to shoot for real if he can,” Franklin says. “We had fantastic special eff ects from Chris Corbould and truly astounding stunt work from Tom Struthers, and all three—visual eff ects, stunts, and special eff ects—worked in unison.” Double Negative (Dneg) provided all the digital visual eff ects, with New Deal Studios providing miniatures for an alpine sequence. “By

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