The deceptive industry bought by the government and


The act of
instilling an idea in someone’s mind corresponds to the critical theories of
Adorno and Horkheimers culture industry and the power of media disseminated
through society today. The concept of inception, the act of planting an idea in
an individual and causing the individual to believe that the idea is his or her
own, finds its foundations in the necessary art of deception. However, human
nature is predisposed to believe that any sort of intrusion against the subject
of emancipation is an act of violation. Furthermore, Cobb acquires two of his strongest
assets manipulation of emotions and the manipulation of key authorities to
break down his targets in the stage of multi levelled dreaming. In a sense,
Cobb is an embodiment of the media today, that all of society is part of a
system “culture impresses the same stamp upon everyone” (Adorno, T. &
Horkheimer, M. (1944): in retrospect, Nolan’s film explores ways in which we
can bend realities to construct new paradigms for the mass media. Adorno and
Horkheimer state that even though the individual is apparently acting independently,
these individuals are nonetheless ‘manipulated’ in a mass deceptive industry bought
by the government and capitalism. Our senseless habits over buying, selling and
disseminating products only makes the culture industry stronger, the
advertising industry is entirely dedicated to convincing an individual to buy
or participate in a product, “This raises the question whether the culture
industry fulfils the function of diverting the minds which it boasts about so
loudly” (Adorno, T. & Horkheimer, M. (1944). Is Cobbs extraction method a
paradox of the power of the culture industry? How far will they go to ensure
that an individual is adequately convinced? Can humanity stand strong against
the temptations these industries “If most of the
radio stations and movie theatres were closed down, the consumers would
probably not lose so very much” (Adorno, T.

& Horkheimer, M. (1944).  “To walk from the street into the movie
theatre is no longer to enter a world of dream”
Adorno, T. & Horkheimer, M. (1944; Nolan’s films demonstrate
the immense value of heightened awareness perpetuated, in the movie people have
given themselves up. Completely to the power of their dreams that they now
perceive as their reality. One of the conscious character’s mention, as the
extractors are in their dream state “they have come to be woken up…the dream
has become their reality” Inception. (2010) Film.

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Perhaps this is an ‘awareness’ of people who approach the movies without a care
of how the movie can actually affect them – people would rather engage with the
experience of a science fiction ‘reality’ rather
than the truth of a reality. 


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