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Oscars: 'Inception' visual effects maestros feel like they're in a dream

February 27, 2011 |  8:23 pm

The top is still spinning for “Inception” and the folks who brought it to life.

Peter Bebb, Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould and Andrew Lockley received the Oscar for visual effects for their work in creating Christopher Nolan’s surreal vision. So how does holding the golden man compare with  folding Paris in half in the movie?

“They’re both dreamlike situations,” Bebb said. “I’m hoping I don’t actually ever wake up from this one.”

As computer effects continue to advance, Bebb said that something would be lost if filmmakers rely too heavily on the technology.

“If you’re basing something in reality," he said. "If you try to do it entirely synthetically, you get a world where everyone can tell it’s been created.”


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Photo: "Inception" winners, from left, Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould,  Andrew Lockley and Peter Bebb. Credit: Matt Sayles / AP