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Hans Zimmer Extracts the Secrets of the 'Inception' Score

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Having systematically picked apart the critical arguments for and against Christopher Nolan's film "Inception" and the many possible meanings of that dream-within-a-dream-within-a-dream caper, the Web this week went another level into the movie by focusing on its music.

In recent days Internet denizens have gotten very excited about a viral video (posted above) that compares the Édith Piaf song "Non, je ne Regrette Rien" to Hans Zimmer's score for the movie. When the video's pseudonymous author, camiam321, plays the key musical cue from that score, two ominous blares from a brass section, followed by a slowed-down version of the Piaf song (which the "Inception" characters play at regular speed as a warning to wake up from a dream state), they sound nearly identical.

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