Monday, January 4, 2010
Am I dreaming through life or living a dream?
With all the unexpected that happened last year I often pose the question to myself, "Am I dreaming through life?" Sometimes events happen that are so shocking, so unreal, you have to pinch yourself to know if whether or not it really happened. Other times you don't want to the pinch to ever happen because everything is going so good that it has to be a dream, sometimes one you'd rather not wake up and remove yourself from.
Waking Life is an amazing film documenting the life of a young man who is lucid dreaming. Lucid dreaming is when you gain conciseness of yourself during the dream and are able to take control of the dream itself...or at least make better since of it. The film allows you to travel through the dream world meeting many interesting people, characters, and theories about life. It was filmed using live action rotoscope film which gives it a unique look as the characters are constantly being phyciscally manipulated. Directed by Richard Linklater, "Waking Life" is a great piece of work with enough theory to keep you thinking for years to come.
Get it here ... Waking Life