Inception  is a 2010 science fiction film written, co-produced, and directed by Christopher Nolan, and co-produced by Emma Thomas.  The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio as a professional thief who steals information by infiltrating the subconscious, and is offered a chance to have his criminal history erased as payment for a seemingly impossible task:  “inception”, the implantation of another person’s idea into a target’s subconscious.  A box office success, Inception grossed over $800 million worldwide.  It won four Academy Awards and was nominated for four more.  (More from Wikipedia)
I just saw the Christopher Nolan film Interstellar; despite some shortcomings, I liked it quite a bit more than Inception (2010).  Many people might not realize that those horrendous dust storms heralding the eclipse of Earth as a habitable planet occurred in real life in the U. S. Midwest during the 1930’s.  As if the Great Depression weren’t enough misery, a combination of severe drought and ignorant agricultural methods ruined the rich farmland in the Heartland for years at a time.  As a native of OklahomaWoody Guthrie naturally identified with the thousands of “Okies” set adrift during the “Dust Bowl” period. 
(March 2015)
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