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A cinematic dream is one that is one that we watch but do not act as a participant. The dream appears as though we are watching a film or at times even directing the action. Sometimes there may be a specific story that we watch unravel and in certain cases we may know what is going to happen almost as though we have authored the story. Since the dream is coming from our mind I think it might be accurate to say that we are indeed the authors of these dreams.
The dreams that are not specifically presented as movies, we might "watch" them as such and think in movie terms as though we are an audience. We might sense that we are in an audience or we might perceive that we are alone watching the dream. The dream can appear on some unidentifiable medium or it can be specifically seem to be on television or on a movie screen. The dream is a passive event much like watching a film.
These are dreams that seem conducive to dream recording. I would like to be able to record all of my dreams in order to replay them later so I could understand them better. The dreams that seem cinematic might be the easiest ones to watch since we would be replicating the dream experience that we had already had. Would seeing the dreams while we were awake and of waking mind drive us mad? Dreams are often incomprehensible enough when we think about them. Perhaps seeing them could be dangerous to our mental state. If it were possible to watch our dreams I think I would want to watch them by myself. I would definitely want to screen all my dreams before allowing anyone else to watch them. Sometimes dreams can be mighty peculiar.
Do you sometimes "watch" dreams rather than participate in them? Do you think artists dream in the mediums in which they work? Perhaps did Shakespeare dream in plays? Verdi in operas? Salvador Dali in surrealistic imagery? Have you ever created something based on a dream? Would you like to be able to record your dreams so that you could watch them while awake?