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Why is there no zero gravity in the snow level? Zero gravity in the van causes zero gravity in the hotel. Hence zero gravity in the hotel should cause zero gravity in the snow, doesn't it?


Saito's death was prolonged as the levels went down, due to the 1:20 ratio of time expansion per level (with this sedative, compounded at each successive level). So the weightlessness was prolonged on the second (hotel) level. I would also argue it would have made the most sense to have there be some weightlessness, but it should have been diminished at each deeper level. The rate of fall would be one twentieth of that of the level with the falling van (gravity 19/20ths of normal). At the snow level the weightlessness effect would be minimal (399/400ths of normal).

Delilah Sworddancer asked the question 2011-08-14 22:08:39 UTC view / hide
Jithin commented 2011-09-16 02:21:38 UTC
Watch the movie again.. Cobb specifically tells it affect only the immediate level!
Steven Parry provided an answer 2011-10-04 18:38:39 UTC view / hide
Steven Parry improved the question 2011-10-04 20:49:32 UTC view / hide
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