What Dreams May Come

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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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.

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Continuity mistake: When Chris first arrives in his heaven he squeezes a blue flower and blue paint oozes within his fist, between his fingers and some gets to the back of his hand. Additionally, there is a mark of blue paint on his nose and some green paint on the back of his coat. Some of the paint from his hands transfers to his dog, Katie, when he pets her, then he jumps up and runs to the edge of the hill where he spreads his arms out from his sides in joy and laughs. We see green paint remains on his coat, but his hands and nose are now clean.

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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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Nikki

Trivia: Notice the fact that Annie is almost the entire movie dressed in red or black (colours of death and hell) and Chris in blue (colour of heaven). Annie isn't dressed in blue until she is in heaven at the end of the movie.

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

Chosen answer: Just to show what hell does to your mental state.

Phixius

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 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.

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

Chosen 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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