Some things just go together perfectly – Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, spaghetti and meatballs, lamb and tuna fish (word to Rob Schneider in Big Daddy), and so on and so forth. To that list you can add dreams and the cinema. Hollywood might be capable of amazing feats of schmaltz and cheese, but it’s also the greatest medium in which to express the hypnotic qualities of a dream or nightmare.
Dreams in movies are used for everything from a trippy little break from the regular narrative or as a way of giving further information about our main characters by delving into their subconscious and finding out what really makes them tick. Or sometimes it’s the “it was all a dream!” retcon ending and everybody in the theatre gets angry and demands their money back.
With that, the folks over at Slate have put together this supercut of the most beautiful and disturbing dream sequences from over a century of film – from Wes Craven’s A Nightmare On Elm Street to Christopher Nolan’s Inception – and the results are amazing.
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[via Slate Video]