Talk:Dream sequence

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History of Dream Sequence[edit]

Perhaps we could add more about the history of the dream sequence specific to film, such as: The first dream sequence in a film is more contested [1]. Film critic, Bob Mondello, says that the first famous movie with a dream sequence was Buster Keaton’s Sherlock, Jr. (1942) [2], but James Walter notes G.A. Smith’s use of a dream sequence in Let Me Dream Again (1900) [1], and Leslie Halpern claims that the earliest dream sequence was in Edwin S. Porter’s The Life of an American Fireman (1903)[1].

  1. Walters, James. Chapter 2 of Alternative worlds in Hollywood Cinema : resonance between realms.
  2. Rabin, Staton. "Dream, Vision or Fantasy?". Script (10922016); Jul/Aug2011, Vol. 17 Issue 4, p66-68, 3p.

The Rock Band[edit]

"DREAM SEQUENCE is a new wave synth rock band from southern california."

If we can confirm that this band is notable, it should have its own page, and we can add a header to this page to direct folks there. One way or another, though, this sentence needs to be removed from this article. Anyone have any thoughts? Sairen42 20:07, 25 May 2007 (UTC)

Well, I did a quick Google search for "Dream Sequence" and no Southern Californian band appears on the first two pages. That , combined with the fact that the article about them said "who we are, leads me to conclude that this is more vanity than a legitimate entry about a notable band. If you disagree, we can certainly chat about notability and how to proceed. But for now, I'm cutting the sentence above. Sairen42 20:12, 25 May 2007 (UTC)

Oklahoma![edit]

The main list is for films, which inherently makes it miss out on one of the most famous dream sequences of all time -- the huge ballet scene from Oklahoma!. I'd add it but I'm not sure how to restructure the article -- rename the main list, or add a list for non-film dream sequences. Maybe there are other options. Anybody got an idea? -- The Realms of Gold (talk) 07:09, 21 March 2008 (UTC)

Literature[edit]

This article desperately needs to address dream sequences in literature, as well as in film, as they were used there long before the advent of cinema. It is a significant weakness in this article. --Visionthing (talk) 19:54, 30 June 2008 (UTC)