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As Mnementh points out, it's probably impossible to say with certainty until he joins the site, but it seems as though he hasn't explicitly made mention of it yet. He has said that: "The whole concept of avatars and living life as someone else, there's a relationship to what we're doing, but I think when I first started trying to make this film happen it ...


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The concept of layered realities does seem very similar. Take for example the following scenes. In the scene below, the viewers of the movie already think they are within the game (1 layer deep) and are going to boot into a next layer. This can be seen as similar to when Cobb and others were in the van about to jump again. So in both cases, the viewer needs ...


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Interestingly enough, both films were written by their directors. As for eXistenZ, according to Wikipedia: The film's plot came about after Cronenberg conducted an interview with Salman Rushdie for Shift magazine in 1995. At the time, Rushdie was in hiding due to a Fatwah being put on his life by Muslim extremists due to his controversial book The Satanic ...


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My understanding is that the last scene takes place in the real world. My reasoning is as follows: The story elements of each game session are drawn from the thoughts of the players. The in-game story involves a working gun made from bone that at one point, (possibly more than once, I can't remember), the dog finds and carries to Pikul and Allegra. The ...


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From what I recall, my interpretation was that there are three distinct layers to the movie. Layer 1 is reality (or presumed reality). We see this briefly at the end of the movie when the two main characters kill the game inventor. Layer 2 is the first level of the game, where Ted Pikul (Jude Law) and Allegra Geller (Jennifer Jason Leigh) meet up, get Ted ...


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