April 04, 2009

dream log, 4/4

gaston and I were talking about dreams. It's just past 5am, and thanks to suffocating under my blanket I have awoken and want to get this concept down before it's gone. It has inspired in me a movie idea.

In my dream I had thought I was watching Marie, a Hungarian Legend, although this obviously wasn't the case. The film starred Douglass Montgomery, Frank Morgan, and Rose Hobart. It's about a man who looks back on his life and, in particular, a woman he had loved 34 years earlier and the part she played in all his crucial life events since then (psychologically -- he has not seen her since).

This wasn't in the dream, but I thought of it immediately after waking up: it was moderately reminiscent of Kalatozov's The Red Tent, and perhaps the man was putting himself on trial and felt guilty for a number of complex emotional reasons about his life and the part his lost love and the various people since then have played in it. Not sure how well this would work, but it would be cool.

I have no idea why I would mash so many different movies together in my mind and think it Marie and, further, think that it got better with each viewing. Now it's another idea I would like to see made.

I am going back to sleep -- will discover if this is grammatically correct tomorrow.

3 comments:

Ian said...

"will discover if this is grammatically correct tomorrow."
It isn't, but I don't think any of my posts are.

Also realized that "34 years earlier" was bracketed by 21 and 55. Don't know if this is a coincidence or the utilization of deep memory, but it is eerie.

Strange post all around.

gaston monescu said...

Do you often get dreams in which you are watching a movie, but what ever is going on in the movie never occurred in the real movie? Also, have you ever fell asleep watching a movie, and your mind conjures up bizarre images correlating to the sound in the movie?
Such events are much more amusing than the originals.

Ian said...

"Do you often get dreams in which you are watching a movie, but what ever is going on in the movie never occurred in the real movie?"
I don't often remember my dreams, so I don't know. It is a strong possibility, though, considering how much of my waking life is spent watching movies (and dreams never get facts right).

"Also, have you ever fell asleep watching a movie, and your mind conjures up bizarre images correlating to the sound in the movie?"
Yes, occassionally, but I don't have any specific memories. Usually I find that when I am half asleep while watching a movie, the dialogue works its way in a completely twisted fashion in my head. As a light sleeper and heavy film-watcher, this is inevitable.