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12th Nov '16 11:21:12 AM Sharlee
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* SwirlyEnergyThingy: Alex's entry into dreams is portrayed with this kind of imagery, accompanied by sound effects that foreshadow the dream's motif.
12th Nov '16 11:04:40 AM Sharlee
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** Blair schemes to assassinate the President, rather than let him pursue peace talks to avert the AfterTheEnd horrors of his nightmares. No justification is given for why Blair couldn't at least let the sleep-researchers ''try'' to stop his old friend from having bad dreams in the first place, rather than having him murdered on the very night he arrives at the research facility.

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** Blair schemes to assassinate the President, rather than let him pursue peace talks to avert the AfterTheEnd horrors of his nightmares. No justification is given for why Blair couldn't at least let the sleep-researchers ''try'' to stop his old friend from having bad dreams in the first place, place - thus, eliminating the President's personal motive for making a disarmament deal - rather than having him murdered on the very night he arrives at the research facility.
12th Nov '16 11:02:55 AM Sharlee
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** Blair schemes to assassinate the President, rather than let him pursue peace talks to avert the AfterTheEnd horrors of his nightmares. No justification is given for why Blair couldn't at least let the researchers ''try'' to stop his old friend from having bad dreams in the first place, rather than having him murdered outright.

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** Blair schemes to assassinate the President, rather than let him pursue peace talks to avert the AfterTheEnd horrors of his nightmares. No justification is given for why Blair couldn't at least let the researchers sleep-researchers ''try'' to stop his old friend from having bad dreams in the first place, rather than having him murdered outright.on the very night he arrives at the research facility.
12th Nov '16 11:01:12 AM Sharlee
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* GuiltComplex: The President has been plagued by nightmares about nuclear war ever since the death of his wife. He dreads the prospect that he might someday be culpable for starting WorldWarIII, and is determined to pursue bilateral peace talks to avert that possibility. [[spoiler: It's this very intention that convinces hard-liner Blair to try to assassinate him.]]


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** Blair schemes to assassinate the President, rather than let him pursue peace talks to avert the AfterTheEnd horrors of his nightmares. No justification is given for why Blair couldn't at least let the researchers ''try'' to stop his old friend from having bad dreams in the first place, rather than having him murdered outright.
12th Nov '16 10:45:51 AM Sharlee
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* CatapultNightmare: The President has one in the opening scene, and Alex awakens from the construction-worker's dream in the same way.

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* CatapultNightmare: The President has one in the opening scene, a couple, and Alex awakens from the construction-worker's dream in the same way.
12th Nov '16 10:41:44 AM Sharlee
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* CatapultNightmare: The President has one in the opening scene.

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* CatapultNightmare: The President has one in the opening scene.scene, and Alex awakens from the construction-worker's dream in the same way.
12th Nov '16 10:40:57 AM Sharlee
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* CatapultNightmare: The President has one in the opening scene.
12th Nov '16 10:39:02 AM Sharlee
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* DangerousWindows: The Snake Man breaks in through a window to grab Buddy.

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* DangerousWindows: The Snake Man breaks in through a window to grab Buddy. It's apparently a nightly occurrence in Buddy's dreams, as one of the boy's drawings depict clawed hands reaching for him through windowpanes.
12th Nov '16 10:36:14 AM Sharlee
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* AlienSky: The construction worker's dreamscape looks almost normal, except that the wispy clouds overhead move ''very'' fast across the sky.
12th Nov '16 10:10:39 AM Sharlee
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* HarbingerOfAsskicking: The announcer at the racetrack proclaims "And they're off!" at the ''exact'' moment Alex starts running from the bookie's thugs.
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