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directors: Christopher Nolan

I have been interested in dreams, really since I was a kid. I have always been fascinated by the idea that your mind, when you are asleep, can create a world in a dream and you are perceiving it as though it really existed.

I never considered myself a lucky person. I’m the most extraordinary pessimist. I truly am.


Borden: Everything’s going to be alright because I love you very much.

Sarah: Say it again.

Borden: I love you. 

Sarah: Not today.

Borden: What?

Sarah: Well, some days it’s not true and today you don’t mean it.  Maybe today you’re more in love with magic then me.  I like being able to tell the difference… it makes the days it is true mean something. 


The Prestige (2006)

Every great magic trick consists of three parts or acts. The first
part is called "The Pledge". The magician shows you something
ordinary: a deck of cards, a bird or a man. He shows you this
object. Perhaps he asks you to inspect it to see if it is indeed
real, unaltered, normal. But of course... it probably isn't. The
second act is called "The Turn". The magician takes the ordinary
something and makes it do something extraordinary. Now you're
looking for the secret... but you won't find it, because of course
you're not really looking. You don't really want to know. You want
to be fooled. But you wouldn't clap yet. Because making
something disappear isn't enough; you have to bring it back.
That's why every magic trick has a third act, the hardest part, the
part we call "The Prestige".