|What Dreams May Come
Release date: 2 October 1998
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Robin Williams -------- Chris Nielsen
Cuba Gooding Jr. ----- Albert
Annabella Sciorra ----- Annie Nielsen
Max von Sydow ------- The Tracker
Jessica Brooks Grant -- Marie Nielsen
Josh Paddock ---------- Ian Nielsen
Rosalind Chao --------- Leona
Directed by --------------- Vincent Ward
The movie, "What Dreams May Come", is the story of romance set in
the afterlife. Robin Williams attempts to reunite with his wife after death.
His host in the hereafter is Cuba Gooding Jr. as Albert. And yes, Robin
Williams goes through hell.
Produced by -------------- Barnet Bain, Stephen Simon
Co-produced by ---------- Alan C. Blomquist
Executive producer ------ Ted Field, Erica Huggins, Scott Kroopf, Ron
Production designer ------ Eugenio Zanetti
Director of photography -- Eduardo Serra
Music by ------------------ Michael Kamen
Costume Design by ------ Yvonne Blake
Set designers ------------ Erin Kemp, Dawn Swiderski, Aric Lasher
Visual effects producer/supervisor --------- Ellen M. Somers
Special visual effects and digital animation -- Digital Domain
Editing by ----------------- David Brenner, Maysie Hoy
Written by ---------------- Ron Bass
Based on novel by ------- Richard Matheson
Rated PG-13 for thematic elements involving death, some disturbing
images and language.
Running time 113 min
Vivid 19th century romantic paintings for the colorful landscape adds
an intriguing technical aspect to the film.
14 Feb - Two things I noticed
about this movie: the repetitious appearances of mountains and water. Worldwide,
the mountain usually represents the abode of a higher spiritual being,
what Christians call God and the Greeks Zeus. And water usually symbolizes
birth. I find it striking that even the path towards Hell is water. This
movie reminds me of Carl Sagan's luminous article "The Amniotic Universe".
Fan writes 6 Jan 99 - As I watched this movie,
I felt a sense of confirmation that all I've learned in this lifetime is
real. But I have to admit that I am stunned that it was so shunned at the
box office! When I see the numbers of other movies, I have to shake my
head with sad regret. The world was not ready for this movie. Poor World!
Fan writes 18 Oct - I absolutely loved that movie.
Sooo much better that Titanic. Very, very creative, the producer must have
spent a long time to think about all the details, the painting, the dead
souls in the ocean. Man, I cried 4 times, and I don't ever cry when I watch
drammas. It was the most beautiful, wonderful, and sweetest movie. - from
a fan D.
Fan writes 17 Oct - This was the most remarkable
film I've seen. It beautifully demonstrated the truth of existence and
love. It has inspired me to search for that truth in my own life. Many
thanks to all who were involved in its creation, especially Richard Matheson.
Fan writes 16 Oct - I loved the movie partly because,
having just seen it, I still need to do some unpacking of its layers.
It runs deep in allusions though it is perhaps too patriarchal.
Fan writes 16 Oct - How absolutely breathtaking
to see with our hearts and souls where the extension of life could lead
us! Wonderful! Mind Boggling, but this movie is too deep to
see with the mind - only the human spirit could comprehend the real blessing!
Let's hear from some biblical scholars on the close relationship to Revelation!
Fantastic! Unfortunately, these heavy plots probably won't sell or
win awards - people do not want to admit they are going to die someday!
Fan writes 15 Oct - Wonderful! The movie was unlike
anything else I have ever seen. I've seen all movies, practically, and
this is unbelievable. Very creative, I cried, it brings out the romance
that we all look for. To know without that person, your existence meant
nothing, by being with that person brought out your inner self. That love
was so strong, would be willing to change your existence for that person.
This movie brought out so many things! I for one think that Robin and Annabella
were perfect for this role. I give it 10 thumbs up!
Fan writes 13 Oct - This movie is unbelievable.
I cried the whole time. It is definitely something to see with someone
that you love.
Fan writes 8 Oct - Robin Williams has never let
me down with his performance in a movie, and this was no exception the
rule. This movie was phenomenal, simply exquisite. The fluidity of
the plot, the fantastic scenery, the symbology and physical imagery of
it all, the philosophical implications were all breathtaking while leaving
a lot open for individual interpretation. One would have to see this
movie more than once to consciously digest all of the spiritual ramifications
embedded in this movie. Bravo!
Fan writes 5 Oct - I have never disliked a Robin
Williams' movie. This one was intriguing. I will definitely
see it again. Set design was unbelievable. Story line was unbelievable.
I hope people will go to this movie with an open mind and take from it
what it gives ...
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