Vanilla SkyDVD - 2002
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JCLSheidaB Jun 30, 2017
Who knew I would like the American remake of a movie? Or that Tom Cruise could act? There is a lot to be said for a matinee idol who could explore “suddenly not looking pretty” with heartbreaking vulnerability. Based on the Spanish movie Abre los ojos, this excellent remake has a nostalgic fee... Read More »
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'Open your eyes. David, open your... '
-I suppose the empty street meant loneliness. You're a shrink. You've
got to do better than that.
I'm a doctor. Let's not stereotype each other. Not all rich kids are soulless, and not all psychologists care about dreams. The question is how you got here and why you've been charged.
These are more than headaches. These are like steel plates slicing through my every thought.
I planned my re-emergence like the Normandy invasion.
Madonna had that song "Borderline". That was a hell of a song.
Sometimes the mind behaves as if it were a dream. Faces change, people
become other people. The subconscious is a powerful thing.
I used to be one of those guys that just... was snowboarding through his life, with no focus whatsoever.
- When did you change?
About five minutes ago.
- Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around.
The sales pitch, p1 of 2:
I have a universe inside me... 'Portrait of a modern human life. American, male, birth and death. Imagine that you are suffering from a terminal illness. You'd like to be cryonised but you'd rather be resurrected to continue your own life as you know it now. LE offers you the answer. Upon resurrection, you will continue in an ageless state, preserved, but living in the present with a future of your choosing. Your death will be
wiped from your memory. Your life will continue as a realistic work of art, painted by you minute to minute. You'll live it with the romantic abandon of a summer day, with the feeling of a great movie or pop song you always loved. With no memory of how it occurred, save for the knowledge
that everything simply improved. In any instance of discontent, you'll be visited by technical support. It's just around the corner.
The sales pitch, p2 of 2:
The day after tomorrow, another chapter begins seamlessly. A living dream, Life Extension's promise to you. 'Life part two. ' A living dream. Your death will be wiped from your memory.
-I guess I missed that one in "USA Today". A dream. What if there was a mistake? What if the dream became a nightmare?
Your subconscious can always play tricks on you. The subconscious is a very powerful thing.
--Did you sign a contract with these people, David?
But this is a serious business. The Lucid Dream is worth the risk. And what is any life if not the pursuit of a dream? The dream of peace, the
dream of achievement, the dream of hearing someone say these words... when they truly mean them: I love you, David. Te quiero. I love you. And the way the sunlight plays upon your hair... Roam free, David. Most of us live our whole lives without any real adventure to call our own. It's hard to comprehend, but they laughed at Jules Verne, too.
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