Inception
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Cobb: We need the heir of a major corporation to dissolve his father's empire.
Eames: Well, you see, right there you have various political motivations and anti-monopolistic sentiment and so forth, but all that stuff is at the mercy of your subjects own prejudice. What you have to do is start at the absolute basic.
Cobb: Which is what?
Eames: The relationship with the father.

Eames: You mustn't be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling.

Cobb: Why don't you take me there?
Eames: Once you've lost your tail. The man at the bar.
Cobb: Cobol Engineering. That price on my head, is that dead or alive?
Eames: Can't remember. See if he starts shooting.

Cobb: Inception. Now, before you bother me telling it's impossible...
Eames: No, it's perfectly possible, it's just bloody difficult.

Arthur: With the slightest disturbance, dreams are gonna collapse.

Cobb: I'm just doing what you taught me.
Professor: I never taught you to be a thief.

Cobb: Dreams feel real while we're in them. It's only when we wake up that we realize something was actually strange.

Cobb: What's the most resilient parasite? An idea. A single idea from the human mind can build cities. An idea can transform the world and rewrite all the rules. Which is why I have to steal it.

Cobb: Never recreate from your memory. Always imagine new places.

Cobb: We create the world of a dream. We bring a subject into that dream and they fill it with their secrets.
Ariadne: Then you break in and steal it?

Revealing mistake: When Ariadne is pulling the two huge mirrors close together underneath the bridge with Cobb, watch her when she is closing the second mirror. She steps over something even though there is nothing present for her to step over. There must have been a green screen frame there for her to step over.

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Trivia: The "architect" Ariadne's name is taken from the character in Greek mythology who gives a thread to Theseus so he can find his way out of the Minotaur's labyrinth.

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Question: Me and my friend have debated this each time we have watched the movie and I finally decided to ask the question here to see who is right. When they are discussing their plan and saying they need the plane for it, Saito says "I bought the airline... It seemed neater." My interpretation of this is that he bought out all the tickets on that particular flight so the plane would be empty and weed out risk of interruption from other passengers, as doing that made it so there are no other passengers. But my friend thinks he means he bought the entire brand of the airline, so that he now owns the company that has that plane. Like buying out SouthWest Airlines as a company or something. So who is right? What did Saito mean? Did he buy out all the tickets for that flight, or did he buy the whole airline company?

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Chosen answer: He bought out the actual airline company. If he'd bought out all the tickets for that specific journey he'd have said "I bought out the flight" or similar. It's a deliberately over the top moment of exuberance to highlight exactly how rich Satio is. I'm afraid that it is your friend who is correct, sorry.

Manky

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