Wednesday, July 21, 2010
The other thought I had about limbo was that it was universal- not specific to any one person. Perhaps it's so vast that Cobb was able to construct his city where he did without bumping into anyone else who might be in limbo. It reminded me a little of What Dreams May Come (connecting it to Matheson, connecting it to The Box- isn't this fun?) in that folks in the afterlife were able to construct their own complex, far-reaching realities that somehow could exist simultaneously). So then Cobb would have to go searching for Saito like Robin Williams did for his wife, and maybe once he'd found him, ride his connection with Saito on the plane back up to that reality. A stretch, perhaps, but one that would fit if you wanted to go that far with it.