What Dreams May Come

What Dreams May Come (1998)

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Corrected entry: When Chris Neilson is in the tunnel checking on the driver of the Porsche, the next scene you see the same Porsche fly through the air, and hit Chris. Then in the scene immediately after that you see Chris on a stretcher, and you can see only one Porsche.

Correction: It's not the same Porsche, the first is silver or light blue, and the second is white. Additionally, at no time after Chris is hit does the camera pan back high enough to show both vehicles. There is a time lapse, as seen by the fact that the paramedics have arrived, and the driver of the silver Porsche is still being cut out of the car while Chris is being attended to and placed in the stretcher. During the time lapse, it is more than possible that the cars have been moved apart to allow for the emergency personnel to do their work more freely.

Corrected entry: In one of the memories Robin Williams has of his wife he is laying on the ground and she is sitting on top of him with leaves in her hair. The camera cuts to his point to view and when it switches back to being of his wife the leaves in her hair are gone.

Correction: Memory/dream sequences are not subject to this kind of mistake, as it is all taking place in the character's mind anyways. He can remember it any way he wants.


Corrected entry: The name 'Christopher' is a reference to 'Christ's offer' to save us from being condemned to hell.

Correction: Not true. The name comes from Greek, "christo-phoros", meaning "he who carries Christ". In the legend, Offero carried baby Jesus over a river and was rewarded with sainthood (patron saint of travellers) and his new name. Thus, the name does not reflect Christ sacrificing himself, but others sacrificing themselves for Christ.


Corrected entry: In Robin Williams' heaven scenes, his face and clothes are suddenly unexplainably soiled as if he rolled around in dirt. There is no preceding scene that explains this. This leads you to think a scene was cut out.

Correction: Everything in his heaven at this point is made of paint. As he runs through the field, some of the paint comes off on his face.

Correction: This could also simply be a nickname as Bella is Italian for Beautiful (female). Many females in my family are sometimes nicknamed this by their men.

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Corrected entry: In the scene where they go back as children, the little girl takes a bite out of half the sandwich and offers it to little boy Christy but the sandwich has no bite out of it when he goes to take his bite.

Correction: The sandwich that Chris takes a bite out of was a different sandwich than the one Annie ate. The bite little Annie takes is only out of one sandwich half and she gives the other half to little Chris, after she takes it out of her basket.

Visible crew/equipment: Early in the movie when Robin Williams drives towards the tunnel where the accident happens, you can clearly see the shadow of the camera crane on the left side.

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Trivia: "What dreams may come" is from the Shakespeare play Hamlet. It is in his "To Be or Not To Be" soliloquy: "For in that sleep of death what dreams may come/When we have shuffled off this mortal coil,/Must give us pause: there's the respect/That makes calamity of so long life."


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Question: Does the color blue have any symbolic significance in this film? I've noticed that blue flowers are pretty prominent throughout the film as well as Annie's blue dress and Chris' blue suit in the last few scenes. It seems like the cinematographers took special care to make all the blues really stand out.


Chosen answer: Taken fromhttp://dreemmoods.com/cgi-bin/searchcsv.pl?search=blue&method=exact&header=symbol: Blue represents truth, wisdom, heaven, eternity, devotion, tranquility, loyalty and openness. The presence of this color in your dream, may symbolize your spiritual guide and your optimism of the future. You have clarity of mind. Depending on the context of your dream, the color blue may also be a metaphor of "being blue" and feeling sad.

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