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)


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)


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)

I've tagged the article for cleanup in this manner. I was surprised and disappointed to discover that The Pilgrim's Progress isn't addressed here; it's probably the most significant example of this motif, at least in the long run, as it's been in continuous printing for more than three hundred years, and the whole book is a dream sequence. Nyttend (talk) 15:34, 10 September 2016 (UTC)