Vanilla Sky

Question: In the movie at the 93 minute mark there is a white frame for a few seconds. What is the significance of that?

Question: What is the name of the dance tune when Tom Cruise is drunk in the club with his mask on the back of his head?

Chosen answer: I think the one you mean is 'Afrika Shox' by Leftfield & Afrika Bambaataa which is track 10 on the fantastic soundtrack.

Question: I know this may seem like an odd question, but WHY did David choose the 'real life'? Surely, when he wakes up he'll have no one, all his friends will be dead, he might not be allowed to take back control of his company, etc. Also, if he won't remember anything, won't be like a baby, starting life again with 35 or so years on the clock? This choice really confused me, why would he choose this over a perfect life?

Chosen answer: Because he wants a life that's real, not one that lost in the past, that he'd always know wasn't really real. The life that he faces in the future might not be perfect, but it'll be real, not just a dream.

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Question: At the end when David wakes up, who is the woman's voice telling him to open his eyes? Is it just a generic woman from LE, or is it someone more important?

Chosen answer: There's no indication that it's not just one of the people at LE.

Tailkinker

Question: Does anyone know the name/artist of the song that plays near the end of the movie when David (Tom) is about to jump and while he is falling? I was thinking Ladies and Gentlemen we are Floating in Space by Spritualized, but it turns out that's from a different part.

Chosen answer: It's from an Icelandic band called "Sigur Ros", and it is not on the soundtrack (although another one of their songs is - one from earlier in the movie). It's from their 2002 album titled "()" - yes two parenthesis, it's on track 4, but is an untitled song. You can get the album on Amazon.com or in any Borders or Barnes and Noble.

Question: In the lift, when the Tech Support guy is explaining to Tom Cruise what happened to him, we see scenes from several movies. Which movies are they? Was one of them "To Kill a Mockingbird"?

Chosen answer: Yes, one was "To Kill a Mockingbird." The other was "Jules and Jim," a French film from 1961.

Krista

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When the panel of doctors are being queried by Aames, for the second time of the loop of this interview, the black box containing the mask can clearly be seen in the bottom right hand corner on the desk when the camera swings to the main doctor. When the camera pans back again, it is gone, and it is only after this that the assistant brings in the box.

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Penelope Cruz played the same character in 'Vanilla Sky' as she did in the Spanish version of the same film, 'Abre Los Ojos'.

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