|I'll See You in My Dreams (1951 film) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
Have you experienced any of these?
Movies with stories and actors --The dream seems to have a running storyline with a clearly identifiable plot. There are dream actors whom you perceive to be actual actors in the dream movie. Sometimes these actors may be actual actors whom you know from the entertainment media or they might be unidentifiable actors. In some instances you may even find yourself in certain dream roles that you are able to watch as you simultaneously experience the action.
Special Effects--Your dream seems to have a special effects team creating disasters, fantastic creatures, or other unusual visuals that you sense to be fabricated and not something that is real. Often if this happens you don't feel any sense of fear in situations where fear should be the normal reaction because you know that this is only a dream movie and the things you are seeing are not real.
Settings--The dream setting is obviously fake. Buildings appear to be empty shells or merely false fronts. Backdrop scenery lacks complete dimension and seems to be a static representation rather than an actual place. Rather than a geographically identifiable location the dream seems to occur in an artificial environment.
Previews and Advertisements--At some point during the dream you may see previews for other "movies" or even the current dream movie. There might also be commercials or advertisements for products that are real or imagined.
Credits--Prior to or at the end of the dream you might recall seeing titles and credits
Commentary--As you "watch" your dream movie you might offer comments or hear a commentary in the background from someone else who is describing the story or certain aspects about what is happening.
Do you ever watch movies in your dreams? Which of the above situations have you had occur in a dream? Do you think you actually dream the "movie" or organize the memory after waking up as a movie in order to relate to the dream experience more easily?