The secret of the “Inception” score revealed on YouTube

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Even if you haven’t seen Inception — and really, what were the four of you doing? Seeing The Sorcerer’s Apprentice? — you’ll probably recognize this musical cue (which is repeated several times in the film) from the trailer. You know, it’s the part that goes "BRRRRRRMMMMM." (Warning: vague spoilers to follow.)

While you might think that composer Hans Zimmer simply came up with any old loud, imposing, tooth-rattling theme for the film, it turns out that put a bit more thought into its development than that.

Okay, that is pretty cool. I have mixed feelings about the film itself. While I was entertained throughout, and I don’t regret forking over the cash to go see it (and it really should be seen on a big screen, I think), it didn’t really hold up to examination once the credits rolled and I tried to make sense of it all. That being said, it was clear that a lot of thought went into the movie, from the cinematography to the set design to the score, and I appreciate that.

So good on you, Inception. Your internal logic may have been flawed, but at least you had a good eye for detail.