Christopher Nolan’s most-debated shot

Andrew Deyoung on Inception’s well debated ending (mild, oblique spoilers for that film below):

Lost in these either/or debates (which I find to be pretty dull, see also: The Sopranos) is what I’ve always found to be a far more interesting possibility: that this final shot functions less in the world of the story than it does on the meta-level of the film itself—the shared dream-world created by Nolan and his filmmaking crew and occupied, for a time, by the audience, a dream world that comes to an abrupt end with the cut to credits that immediately follows the wobbling of the top.

In other words, I don’t think that is Dom’s totem. I think it’s ours.