"Hey, who's telling the story here, you or me, eh missy?" Opening credits made me think Escher meets Shaun Tan's The Arrival. "I've been having dreams that seem very real even after waking up." With the sheep dreams I think Gilliam meets Murkami. "Isn't it amazing to contemplate the stars knowing they are just a reflection of something that is no longer?" Liszt piano and The Finches' Last Favor fantastic choices.
Visually stunning, but the story is absolutely gut retching. The lack of respect of not telling the truth until the last minute before his insanity is so selfishly despicable. & on privacy... I much prefer total transparency. Sure the authority can abuse its power on citizens, but with privacy the powerful can conceal better anyway. An ideal life is true to oneself and lived without fear of humiliation.
Incredibly unique and captivating movie. Something that I'll definitely remember and come back to. Besides the story, there was some really great and creative editing, especially in the color vs. black and white scenes. The music was great until the end, which felt out of place in the context of everything that preceded it.