Originally Posted by v2micca
For those interested, I found this graph over at Time magazine which really does a good job of breaking down the various levels within the movie.
A nice diagram, but flawed, I think. I'm pretty sure all 3 levels were dreamed by Fischer. Certainly 2 and 3 were. They had to avoid Fischer's projection of Browning in 2, and they tricked Fischer into taking them deeper into his subconscious in 3.
Also there shouldn't be a kick on the lowest level. The kick is always one level up. The Hotel kick pulls them out of the snow compound, the van hitting the water pulls them out of the Hotel.