History Film / Brainstorm

1st Feb '16 6:14:33 AM AnotherGuy
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* ForeignQueasine: When the mind-recording device is first being tested, one of the people wearing it orders up a "stake sundae" to test the sensation of taste, which tastes rather disgusting to Michael on the receiving end of the device.

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* ForeignQueasine: When the mind-recording device is first being tested, one of the people wearing it orders up a "stake "steak sundae" to test the sensation of taste, which tastes rather disgusting to Michael on the receiving end of the device.
1st Feb '16 6:13:53 AM AnotherGuy
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* LonelyPianoPiece: The end credits are bombastic, but occasionally interrupted by an ethereal, almost Victorian piano melody.
10th Nov '15 9:30:24 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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A well-known TroubledProduction due to Natalie Wood's tragic death in 1981 before the film was finished. The film was nearly canned by the studi, but director Douglas Trumbull said the film could still be completed, and it took about two more years of re-shoots and editing to work things out and finish the movie before it was finally released in 1983. The stress of finishing the film after Wood's death pushed the director away from moviemaking as well. It's an interesting film nonetheless, even if the idea that they can do a full virtual-reality experience, video, sound, touch, smell, taste and even ''sex'', over the bandwidth available ''on a telephone'' was a big stretch of the willing suspension of disbelief.

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A well-known TroubledProduction due to Natalie Wood's tragic death in 1981 before the film was finished. The film was nearly canned by the studi, studio, but director Douglas Trumbull said the film could still be completed, and it took about two more years of re-shoots and editing to work things out and finish the movie before it was finally released in 1983. The stress of finishing the film after Wood's death pushed the director away from moviemaking as well. It's an interesting film nonetheless, even if the idea that they can do a full virtual-reality experience, video, sound, touch, smell, taste and even ''sex'', over the bandwidth available ''on a telephone'' was a big stretch of the willing suspension of disbelief.



* InMemoriam: The film has the dedication "To Natalie" at the end of the credits in honor of Wood.



* ScienceMarchesOn: At least at a basic level, the technology has been achieved. http://www.washington.edu/news/2013/08/27/researcher-controls-colleagues-motions-in-1st-human-brain-to-brain-interface/



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Brainstorm was supposed to be the debut of the director's new film technology called Showscan, which can record and project 70mm film at 60 frames per second (compared to the industry standard of 24fps), in order to make the film look more realistic and exciting during the "virtual reality" segments. But unfortunately the plans fell though to use this new film process, so the director made a compromise by filming said segments in 24fps but with 70mm and adding surround sound effects, while everything else was filmed in normal 35mm with mono sound and a less-wide aspect ratio.
14th Oct '15 3:10:07 PM AnotherGuy
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* GoIntoTheLight: Subverted, Michael almost goes into a great big light with angels flying into it after playing Lillian's tape, but he hears Karen's pleas to not die and luckily he comes back.

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* GoIntoTheLight: Subverted, Michael almost goes into a great big light with angels flying into it after playing Lillian's tape, but he hears Karen's pleas to not die and luckily he comes back.FluffyCloudHeaven: Well, Fluffy ''Space'' Heaven.



* FullNameUltimatum: At the climax. "Michael! Anthony! Brace!" Followed by...

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* FullNameUltimatum: At the climax. "Michael! Anthony! Brace!" Followed by...by How Dare You Die On Me.
* GoIntoTheLight: Subverted, Michael almost goes into a great big light with angels flying into it after playing Lillian's tape, but he hears Karen's pleas to not die and luckily he comes back.
13th Oct '15 10:41:54 AM AnotherGuy
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* FullNameUltimatum: At the climax. "Michael! Anthony! Brace!"

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* FullNameUltimatum: At the climax. "Michael! Anthony! Brace!"Brace!" Followed by...
13th Oct '15 10:41:23 AM AnotherGuy
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* FullNameUltimatum: At the climax. "Michael! Anthony! Brace!"
13th Oct '15 10:39:42 AM AnotherGuy
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** It must be noted that the tape ends well before he visits Heaven.
11th Apr '15 4:38:40 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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Not to be confused with the film of the same name from 1965.
20th Dec '14 5:52:35 AM gallium
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A few scenes of the film had to be re-shot because Wood died before the film was finished. It's an interesting film nonetheless, even if the idea that they can do a full virtual-reality experience, video, sound, touch, smell, taste and even ''sex'', over the bandwidth available ''on a telephone'' was a big stretch of the willing suspension of disbelief.

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A few scenes of the film had well-known TroubledProduction due to be re-shot because Wood died Natalie Wood's tragic death in 1981 before the film was finished. The film was nearly canned by the studi, but director Douglas Trumbull said the film could still be completed, and it took about two more years of re-shoots and editing to work things out and finish the movie before it was finally released in 1983. The stress of finishing the film after Wood's death pushed the director away from moviemaking as well. It's an interesting film nonetheless, even if the idea that they can do a full virtual-reality experience, video, sound, touch, smell, taste and even ''sex'', over the bandwidth available ''on a telephone'' was a big stretch of the willing suspension of disbelief.
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* [[spoiler:BloodyBowelsOfHell: Michael sees a brief vision of this on Lillian's tape.]]

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* [[spoiler:BloodyBowelsOfHell: BloodyBowelsOfHell: Michael sees a brief vision of this on Lillian's tape.]]



* [[spoiler:GoIntoTheLight: Subverted, Michael almost goes into a great big light with angels flying into it after playing Lillian's tape, but he hears Karen's pleas to not die and luckily he comes back.]]

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* [[spoiler:GoIntoTheLight: GoIntoTheLight: Subverted, Michael almost goes into a great big light with angels flying into it after playing Lillian's tape, but he hears Karen's pleas to not die and luckily he comes back.]]



* [[spoiler:HowDareYouDieOnMe: "We made a deal!"]]

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* [[spoiler:HowDareYouDieOnMe: HowDareYouDieOnMe: "We made a deal!"]]deal!"



* [[spoiler:MyLifeFlashedBeforeMyEyes: Well, Lillian's life to Michael that is. When playing her death tape, he sees an massive field of "memory bubbles", each one containing a memory from her life, some good, some not so good.]]
* [[spoiler:NearDeathExperience]]

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* [[spoiler:MyLifeFlashedBeforeMyEyes: MyLifeFlashedBeforeMyEyes:[[spoiler: Well, Lillian's life to Michael that is. When playing her death tape, he sees an massive field of "memory bubbles", each one containing a memory from her life, some good, some not so good.]]
* [[spoiler:NearDeathExperience]]NearDeathExperience



* TheRuleOfFirstAdopters: As mentioned above, one of the first non-scientific uses for the technology was to record sex acts and replay them as full-body experiences.



* TheRuleOfFirstAdopters: As mentioned above, one of the first non-scientific uses for the technology was to record sex acts and replay them as full-body experiences.
* TroubledProduction: The film was nearly canned by the studio as a result of Natalie Wood's death, but director Douglas Trumbull said the film could still be completed, and it took about two more years to work things out and finish the movie before it was finally released in 1983. The stress of finishing the film after Wood's death pushed the director away from moviemaking as well.
8th Jul '14 11:25:20 AM AnotherGuy
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* AuthorAppeal: Bruce Joel Rubin loves writing about the afterlife (''Film/JacobsLadder'', ''Film/{{Ghost}}'').
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