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It's likely that film historians will look back at 2010's Inception with its enigmatic plot and dream-within-a-dream imagery as a pivotal point in Hollywood filmmaking. Director Christopher Nolan has told stories backward (Memento) and breathed new life into the Batman franchise (The Dark Knight). To see his influence, one need only look at the marquee of any multiplex in America and to how many films emulate the cinematic language Nolan has established.
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