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...and with it, the unreasonably vivid dreams.

Which, in this case, apparently offer me the history of cinematography for the next century. Apparently, in 2101, I am to be assigned the task of writing a book on the top 100 movies of the past century (2000-2100). You will no doubt be relieved to know, Gentle Readers, that Watchmen made the cut.

Among the more interesting:

The top movie of 2039, surprisingly, was the surrealistically violent, surrealistically explicit Strength, a highly stylized movie billing itself as "inspired" by the life of the Viking king Canute the Great. It was originally released in 2037 under the name Strength Over Ice as a sprawling 3 hour and 20 minute epic, and was critically panned; Strength Over Ice was a box-office flop. In 2039, an edited, streamlined 2-hour version of the movie was re-released under the new title and became an unexpected hit.

The only documentary to make the list was 2057's Like Neighbors, an account of the brutal murder in 2032 of Kenneth Lanton at the hands of a group of eight members of the theocratic American Dominion Party for alleged "offenses against sexual decency", and the backlash that it triggered which eventually led to the loss of all six Senate seats held by the party and to the dissolution of the party itself in 2049. When Like Neighbors was released, a handful of theaters refused to show it because the movie contains footage of the murder itself, taken by one of the attackers.

I need to go to bed earlier.

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cuddlycthulhu
May. 5th, 2009 06:31 pm (UTC)
...I want to have your dreams.

Last night I dreamt I was a part of a team made up by guys from my high school (who I haven't seen in years) who travelled around investigating occurences of demon manifestation but not finding any.
tacit
May. 5th, 2009 06:38 pm (UTC)
What's particularly weird is that I still have extremely detailed images of about a dozen of the movie posters for these movies in my head.
cuddlycthulhu
May. 5th, 2009 06:39 pm (UTC)
Now, clearly, you need to write said films and make millions.
athelstan
May. 5th, 2009 06:43 pm (UTC)
I want your dreams! That is one of the more interesting dreams I've heard in a long time. It's almost like a Stanislav Lem story.
mr_z
May. 5th, 2009 07:21 pm (UTC)
How are you gentlemen?
So, in A.D. 2101, was war beginning?
mantic_angel
May. 5th, 2009 07:28 pm (UTC)
For some reason, reading movie reviews of the future is actually just as intruiging as real movie reviews. Or maybe you just have very well-written dreams. Either way, I want to go see Strength :)

And huzzah for Watchman making the list!
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m_danson
May. 5th, 2009 10:40 pm (UTC)
You have to see this:

Steampunk vibrator
catalyticdragon
May. 5th, 2009 10:55 pm (UTC)
The level of detail is amazing - you either can give any fiction writer a run for the money *or* a modern-day Cassandra.

I know which one I'd rather be.
joreth
May. 6th, 2009 01:25 am (UTC)
I love your brain
creekracer
May. 6th, 2009 02:39 pm (UTC)
My most vivid dreams occur after daybreak, when I get to sleep in. I don't know why.
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