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Top 10 Dream Films

by Ryan Carroll

The exploration of dreams has fascinated both writers and directors, if for no other reason than the ideas they present give no limit to visual style or story structure. It’s a world where symbolism and setting rule over plot or progression, and meaning could be hidden anywhere. So, in honor of this narrative motif, I’ll give my top 10 “Dream Films.” (note that I didn’t organize these movies in order of their overall quality, but how well they used the idea of dreams in them.)