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Midnight Movie: Inception Puts a Train on Downtown Streets

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We enjoyed director Christopher Nolan's use of Los Angeles' Tujunga neighborhood in the film Momento and we definitely loved The Dark Knight for everything that it was. This summer it looks like Nolan is returning to his Momento roots with the brain teaser, Inception.

Eric Richardson at blogdowntown takes note of the scenes shot in downtown, including one where a large locomotive plows down Spring Street, pushing cars aside.

Inception wasn't just filmed here nor does it necessarily have a script based here. Rather, it's set "within the architecture of the mind." Other film locations included Tokyo, London, Paris, Tangier, Calgery and Morocco, according to Wikipedia.

The summer blockbuster opens July 16th in regular and in IMAX theatres. It stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page, Ken Watanabe, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Tom Berenger and Michael Caine.