Why are dreams frequently the subject of movies?

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After reading Chapter 5 about consciousness and dreaming led me to realize that some of my favorite movies are about these subjects. An example of this was the sci-fi movie "Inception" in which the main character (Leonardo DiCaprio) engages in espionage by entering dreams of his targets and extracting the information. In the dreams DiCaprio's character is able to control what is happening in the dream in order to get what he needs, this concept is completely based in reality and is called lucid dreaming. While reflecting on this, it made a whole lot of sense, dreams and consciousness is something that we all experience pretty much every day of our lives but we don't really know what is really happening or why... until now (kind of).

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This page contains a single entry by carpe374 published on January 29, 2012 1:42 PM.

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