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“I’m more open to the idea that dream imagery is merely a kind of ‘cognitive noise,’ or fragments of experience in waking life that have been stewed together randomly in one’s mind. We use ‘dreamlike’ to describe fiction (as in, fiction that seems to portray a kind of illogical or unrealistic event) or describe certain fictional things as ‘the stuff of nightmares,’ but what do we really mean by that? I don’t think it’s the same thing as discovering fiction that gets close to resembling our actual dreams. I think the inverse is more appropriate when consuming ‘dreamlike’ cinema. That is, instead of trying to codify what is dreamlike or not… Read more

“I’m more open to the idea that dream imagery is merely a kind of ‘cognitive noise,’ or fragments of experience in waking life that have been stewed together randomly in one’s mind. We use ‘dreamlike’ to describe fiction (as in, fiction that seems to portray a kind of illogical or unrealistic event) or describe certain fictional things as ‘the stuff of nightmares,’ but what do we really mean by that? I don’t think it’s the same thing as discovering fiction that gets close to resembling our actual dreams. I think the inverse is more appropriate when consuming ‘dreamlike’ cinema. That is, instead of trying to codify what is dreamlike or not dreamlike about a film, take pleasure in discovering a film that happens to ‘replicate’ a dream you have.”

https://henridecorinth.wordpress.com/2016/06/28/on-films-that-resemble-dreams/

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