The Inspiration: Total Recall is a 2012 American dystopian science-fiction action film directed by Len Wiseman. The screenplay, by Kurt Wimmer and Mark Bomback, was based on the 1990 film of the same name, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, which was inspired by the 1966 short story "We Can Remember It for You Wholesale" by Philip K. Dick. The 2012 film stars Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Bryan Cranston, Bokeem Woodbine, John Cho, and Bill Nighy.
At the end of 21st Century, the Earth is divided into two territories: the United Federation of Britain (UFB) and the Colony (formerly Australia) after chemical warfare devastates the remainder of the planet. Many residents of the Colony travel to the UFB to work in their factories via "the Fall", a gravity elevator, which travels through the Earth. Habitable space is at a minimum in both the UFB and the Colony.
A factory worker named Douglas Quaid (played by Ferrel) ends up in a psychosomatic dream state that he cannot differentiate from reality. Thrust into a world of scientific mystery, corruption, and a hellish amount of gunfire, Quaid must make sense of his collapsing world, and his very troubled mind.
The Scene: Do you have an alter ego? Is there someone that lies behind the lens that you don't want others to see? Maybe you aren't even aware that you might have another way of looking at things. Schizophrenic much?
Now although Douglas Quaid may have had his memories wiped and lied to by beautiful woman who claim to love him, but also try to kill him at the same time, he keeps a frightening chill demeanour about him that we can only envy.
Thank you Colin. Even through all of the lies, the beatings, and the explosions you protect us from, you still manage to keep your cool. Your energy is inspiring.