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Did Cobb's totem topple at the end of the film?

It seems clear that the ending is left open deliberately, mean to keep the discussion going.
Some claim that the sound of it falling can be heard after the scene cut to black, but those confirmations are few and far between.
As a side note, many have argued that what is really relevant is not if it topples or not, but that Cobb's doesn't care any more.


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Anon_269 commented 2010-08-02 08:14:41 UTC
Really??
Devon commented 2010-08-02 16:28:44 UTC
Would someone confirm the dropping sound of totem at the end of credits?
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Dy commented 2013-07-06 15:05:52 UTC
Cobb is in reality. No doubt about it. No need to overanalyze the meaning of spinning totem.
In fact, it's unnecessary. Why?
1. we saw everyone woke up on the plane!
2. some suggest that the whole movie was Cobb's dream
but how will you explain the totem spinning and not spinning the entire movie?
Peter Merel commented 2015-01-17 00:52:03 UTC
It's not Cobb's totem. It's Mal's totem. Cobb is spinning it to see whether or not he's in Mal's dream.

Cobb's totem is his wedding ring. But he's not wearing it in that last scene because he can't be wearing it in reality. The top is spinning to show that Mal has performed inception on him - he's now trapped in her dream. She can't be there because he believes she's dead in reality. So instead she's impersonating Michael Caine.

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