A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes

December 26, 2014 2:04 AM

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Having spent many nights careening through bizarre dreamscapes, I never fail to be amazed at the upside-down, inside-out logistics of an alternate universe where what does make sense, shouldn't -- and what should make sense, doesn't. Structural norms are routinely shattered. Routine constraints of gravity evaporate into thin air along with any rational restraints (which might otherwise provide a sense of gravitas).

As a medium for storytelling, film is usually best suited to capturing the ethereal nature of dreams. Rapid transitioning between images is easily achieved. Characters can quickly appear from (and disappear back into) the darkness or some kind of mysterious void. The throbbing, pulsing sensations th...

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