What Dreams May Come

Question: What is the significance of the man in Hell who thinks Chris is his son?

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Answer: Just to show what hell does to your mental state.

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Question: What is the symbolism behind the upside-down cathedral?

Answer: It's open to interpretation, but one theory might be that Chris' faith and his assumptions about the Afterlife have been completely "upended." And as Annie has lost her faith altogether, he must now struggle to bring her back into the fold and set things right so that they can be together.

Jean G
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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.

Steph_Jared

Chosen answer: Taken from http://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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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Chris takes the temperature of a sick Marie, in the very first shot look closely at Marie's forehead. In the next shot and throughout the remainder of the scene, sweat covers her entire forehead. Many of the beads are large and are absolutely missing in the first shot. (00:42:00)

OneHappyHusky
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Chris Nielsen: That's when I realised I'm part of the problem. Not because I remind you. But because I couldn't join you. So I left you alone. Don't give up, okay?

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Trivia: The special edition DVD shows an alternate ending: the ending from the novel in which the reincarnation is not a choice, but part of the natural order. Chris and Annie will meet again in their new lives, but Annie must atone for killing herself. Her new incarnation will die young, and Chris will spend the remainder of this life as a widower before the two are again reunited in Heaven. The film then goes to Sri Lanka where a woman is giving birth to a girl, presumed to be Annie. In Philadelphia, a boy is born, presumably Chris.

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