In a film theory context, the term oneiric (/oʊˈnaɪrɪk/; “pertaining to dream”) refers to the depiction of dream-like states in films, or to the use of the metaphor of a dream or the dream-state to analyze a film. The connection between dreams and films has been long established; “The dream factory” “…has become a household expression for the film industry”. The dream metaphor for film viewing is “one of the most persistent metaphors in both classical and modern film theory”, and it is used by film theorists using Freudian, non-Freudian, and semiotic analytical frameworks.
I would classify this as the film theory I most Identify with and support.
Filmmakers who fall into this category:
Lars von Trier
To be updated when I view films from a director pertaining to this Theory.
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