What is, or what are some of the best dream sequences in all film?
The sequence in Spellbound. And also Wild Strawberries.
The Red Shoes
I second all of the above and add Los Olvidados.
The Big Lebowski – The dudes musical dream
I, too, second those already mentioned, and add Risky Business. The first three minutes as a dream sequence capture the spirit of “The 80s” better than anything existing.
National Lampoon’s European Vacation – Audrey’s dream.
I’d have to vote “Stalker”. It stands out much better than “Mirror”, where the whole thing is practically a dream.
Is Mulholland Dr. have a dream sequence? Since the “dream sequence” is the majority of the movie, is it considered a dream sequence?
Christmas Vacation, the pool scene
Drew has the stuff – Los Olvidados has the best, hands down.
I don’t know if it was a dream sequence or a drug trip but the scene in Tenacious D and the Pick of Destiny. If you’ve seen the movie, you know exactly what I’m talking about.
The one in The Fall I remember being very impressive. Also, the entire filmography of the Quay Brothers.
All or most of VIDEODROME and/or NAKED LUNCH. It’s hard to tell when to start the stop-watch. Likewise, (*spoilers!!!!*) SCARLET STREET.
science of sleep
“Peter Ibbetson” with Gary Cooper. One of the strangest movies you have ever seen, about two people who live out their romantic lives together in their dreams. Luis Bunuel once said this was one of the ten greatest films he has ever seen.
Valerie a týden divů (Valerie and Her Week of Wonders) contained some particularly striking dream sequences
Brazil got it right.
Fast Times at Ridgemont High.
One of my favorites is the sequence with the picture in Fire Walk With Me.
“When in doubt, do a dream sequence” — Robert Rodriguez
3 Women, the entire movie is a dream.
Rumble Fish- Rusty’s dreams (although the whole movie feels like a dream)
Ten Nights of Dreams… well worth watching.
The dream in Rosemary’s Baby with the nuns is one of the most realistic dreams. Many dreams in films are too concrete, more like visions. Polanski nailed it.
I (like obviously many others) adore the dream sequences in Brazil… sometimes I wish I could take them out of the rest of the movie and just watch them together….
…and then put them back in and watch the whole movie..!
The best one I have seen is in Father of the Bride (Vincent Minnelli)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxj7F5jBMYY&feature=related (starts on minute 8pm).
Most dream sequences either give a sign of what will happen next of refer to some even that may or may not have happen. In this one, Minnelli makes a beautiful homage to German expressionism and rewrites a scene that has just passed. It is totally superfluous but the high point of the movie.
Of course the Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie has a few