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Principal photography of this film took over one year. Because all cast and crew members had other full-time jobs they were only able to film on Saturdays about 15 minutes of footage until photography had been completed.
This is Christopher Nolan's directorial debut with a feature-length film.
Christopher Nolan came up with the idea for the film because he had his home broken into and wondered what the people thought as they went around looking at his belongings.
The second apartment Bill and Cobb break into (which is Bill's own apartment) has a Batman sticker on the door. Christopher Nolan would later go on to direct Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight (2008) and The Dark Knight Rises (2012).
The clock that Cobb steals is the same clock as in Christopher Nolan's Memento (2000).
The surname Cobb is also used by the character Dom Cobb, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, in Nolan's 2010 film Inception (2010).
The production budget of the film is only six thousand dollars, which makes it one of the least expensive films in history.
The alias used by Bill in the bar is Danny Lloyd. Danny Lloyd is the name of the actor who played Jack Nicholson's son in Stanley Kubrick's "the Shining". Christopher Nolan is a fan of Kubrick and considers him to be one of his primary influences.
The whole film is shot almost entirely handheld, single camera.
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One of the things Bill has stolen is the soundtrack to the movie Trainspotting (1996).
Jack Nicholson' famous picture from the film The Shining is shown in Bill's apartment.
Christopher Nolan never studied film-making at university. He studied English Literature at University College London, he used the film society there to shoot the opening dialogue scene between Bill and the policeman.
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The film in total took over an entire year to shoot, this was because the actors all had weekday jobs and so it could only be filmed on weekends.
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There is a painting by Mark Rothko hanging on the wall of Young Man's room, visible when he visits it with Cobb.
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Director Trademark 

Christopher Nolan:  [credit card break-in]  Cobb attempts to break into a flat using a credit card. The same method is used in Memento (2000) and Insomnia (2002).

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