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Waking Life (2001) is another must see dream film. This film adheres most closely to dream time and unraveling of events than any film I've see. There is not much of a coherent story, but rather a connected series of dreams. The dreams in some cases make reference to earlier dreams in the film while others refer to actual waking life. This is another one of those films where what is dream and what is real is not always evident. Ironically the film would probably have been more appropriately named "Dream Life" since most, or maybe all of the film occurs in dreams.
Much of the dialogue in Waking Life concerns matters of philosophy and dream theory which makes this film a rather thought-provoking intellectual experience. The film is animated but through a process where actual actors were filmed first and then the entire film was made cartoonish. It's an interesting effect that you may have seen in commercials and other short films.
You can find a more in depth analysis of Waking Life on this blog in a previous post.
Have you seen Waking Life? Do you enjoy animated films? Are you interested in seeing films that mostly consist of dialog on matters of philosophy and other intellectual issues?