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8th Apr '17 10:18:13 AM nombretomado
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%% * [[http://s1.subirimagenes.com/otros/464973qu-mala-es-la-gente.jpg This strip]] from ComicStrip/{{Quino}}. Slightly {{NSFW}}.

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%% * [[http://s1.subirimagenes.com/otros/464973qu-mala-es-la-gente.jpg This strip]] from ComicStrip/{{Quino}}.Creator/{{Quino}}. Slightly {{NSFW}}.
3rd Apr '17 8:52:12 PM nombretomado
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%% * ''ThePolarExpress''.

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%% * ''ThePolarExpress''.''Literature/ThePolarExpress''.
30th Mar '17 12:38:02 PM DaibhidC
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* There's a weird scene at the end of the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novel ''Discworld/SoulMusic'' which has the ''feel'' of this ending, even though there's been no suggestion it ''might'' have been a dream. At the end of the novel, [[spoiler: Death states that the events of the novel had happened, but also not happened. The guy who was the center of it all had been a rock star, and at the same time worked at a fish-and-chip takeaway.]] A small line in ''Discword/TheTruth'' confirms that the Music With Rocks In incidents had happened, but the ultimate fate of the guy who initiated it was never known.

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* There's a weird scene at the end of the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novel ''Discworld/SoulMusic'' which has the ''feel'' of this ending, ending (with Death of Rats and Albert popping up in the background), even though there's been no suggestion it ''might'' have been a dream. At the end of the novel, [[spoiler: Death states that the events of the novel had happened, but also not happened. The guy who was the center of it all had been a rock star, and at the same time worked at a fish-and-chip takeaway.]] A small line in ''Discword/TheTruth'' confirms that the Music With Rocks In incidents had happened, but the ultimate fate of the guy who initiated it was never known.


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* ''Creator/VictoriaWood's Midlife Christmas'' is dedicated to the real "Barrys and Fredas", and occasionally cuts to a typical Barry and Freda watching the show. For the final skit, Victoria explains that she wanted a huge extravaganza, but they didn't have the budget, so she's just going to play her SignatureSong, "The Ballad of Barry and Freda" at the piano, and invite the audience to ''imagine'' that there's a set and dancers and so on. Then an elaborate set appears around her and Barry and Freda [[TrappedInTVLand step into the show]], reveal they're wearing sparkling leotards under their dressing gowns, and lead a dance line of Barrys and Fredas. Once the song is over, Victoria is back on a bare stage, and Barry and Freda are back on their couch ... and then Freda's dressing gown falls open to show she's still wearing the leotard.
15th Mar '17 2:38:02 PM davetheorist666
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* The original ''Film/TotalRecall1990'' plays with this extensively, as the main character wants a virtual reality experience of being a spy, then is chased by spies because he accessed protected memories in his head, then is told he's really in a virtual reality experience and if he doesn't snap out he'll be lobotomized, then decides he isn't, and then at the end is told [[spoiler:to kiss the woman he saw in case he really is in a dream, and the movie fades to white, leaving us to wonder if it was a dream (and he was lobotomized) or not. Another possible interpretation is that it might be both a dream and NOT lobotomized -- after the last scene, he wakes up in the chair, and then is asked, "Did you like your virtual vacation? Were you the super agent you dreamed of being?". Yet another interpretation of the movie is that The dream scene at the beginning was the only real part of the movie, and the rest was just a fever dream by Quaid]].\\

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* The original ''Film/TotalRecall1990'' plays with this extensively, as the main character wants a virtual reality experience of being a spy, then is chased by spies because he accessed protected memories in his head, then is told he's really in a virtual reality experience and if he doesn't snap out he'll be lobotomized, then decides he isn't, and then at the end is told [[spoiler:to kiss the woman he saw in case he really is in a dream, and the movie fades to white, leaving us to wonder if it was a dream (and he was lobotomized) or not. Another possible interpretation is that it might be both a dream and NOT lobotomized -- after the last scene, he wakes up in the chair, and then is asked, "Did you like your virtual vacation? Were you the super agent you dreamed of being?". Yet another interpretation of the movie is that The the dream scene at the beginning was the only real part of the movie, and the rest was just a fever dream by Quaid]].\\
15th Mar '17 2:37:25 PM davetheorist666
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* The original ''Film/TotalRecall1990'' plays with this extensively, as the main character wants a virtual reality experience of being a spy, then is chased by spies because he accessed protected memories in his head, then is told he's really in a virtual reality experience and if he doesn't snap out he'll be lobotomized, then decides he isn't, and then at the end is told [[spoiler:to kiss the woman he saw in case he really is in a dream, and the movie fades to white, leaving us to wonder if it was a dream (and he was lobotomized) or not. Another possible interpretation is that it might be both a dream and NOT lobotomized -- after the last scene, he wakes up in the chair, and then is asked, "Did you like your virtual vacation? Were you the super agent you dreamed of being?"]].\\

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* The original ''Film/TotalRecall1990'' plays with this extensively, as the main character wants a virtual reality experience of being a spy, then is chased by spies because he accessed protected memories in his head, then is told he's really in a virtual reality experience and if he doesn't snap out he'll be lobotomized, then decides he isn't, and then at the end is told [[spoiler:to kiss the woman he saw in case he really is in a dream, and the movie fades to white, leaving us to wonder if it was a dream (and he was lobotomized) or not. Another possible interpretation is that it might be both a dream and NOT lobotomized -- after the last scene, he wakes up in the chair, and then is asked, "Did you like your virtual vacation? Were you the super agent you dreamed of being?"]].being?". Yet another interpretation of the movie is that The dream scene at the beginning was the only real part of the movie, and the rest was just a fever dream by Quaid]].\\
11th Mar '17 2:46:40 PM nombretomado
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The "dream" interpretation is made more plausible by several factors, such as the title of the virtual reality experience selected for him: [[spoiler:Blue Sky on Mars]]. If you look closely at the movie sequences before the Rekall experience, you'll also notice that '''all''' the characters (except MichaelIronside's) appear before he goes to Mars. The point of divergence seems to be when he woke up screaming that the doctors blew his cover, and they apparently put him to sleep. Only after this do they claim he had a memory cap planted, maybe for his subconscious to blame the "big bad Agency". The BigBad appears on TV, so do things about ancient alien artifacts, a news presenter having a close resemblance to Quaid's new {{Love Interest|s}}, also "model 41" is a '''perfect''' resemblance to her, which is a big coincidence for just 3-4 specifications. At the beginning of the movie, Quaid seems a bit... unnerved, maybe his wife knows he already has some psychological problems which he doesn't know, and is trying to no avail to put Mars out of his head. And does the "crooked taxi drivers" line said by the main doctor ring any bells?

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The "dream" interpretation is made more plausible by several factors, such as the title of the virtual reality experience selected for him: [[spoiler:Blue Sky on Mars]]. If you look closely at the movie sequences before the Rekall experience, you'll also notice that '''all''' the characters (except MichaelIronside's) Creator/MichaelIronside's) appear before he goes to Mars. The point of divergence seems to be when he woke up screaming that the doctors blew his cover, and they apparently put him to sleep. Only after this do they claim he had a memory cap planted, maybe for his subconscious to blame the "big bad Agency". The BigBad appears on TV, so do things about ancient alien artifacts, a news presenter having a close resemblance to Quaid's new {{Love Interest|s}}, also "model 41" is a '''perfect''' resemblance to her, which is a big coincidence for just 3-4 specifications. At the beginning of the movie, Quaid seems a bit... unnerved, maybe his wife knows he already has some psychological problems which he doesn't know, and is trying to no avail to put Mars out of his head. And does the "crooked taxi drivers" line said by the main doctor ring any bells?
8th Feb '17 2:23:49 PM Morgenthaler
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* In the horror movie ''Film/{{Nightwish}}'', a scientist and his graduate students investigate lucid nightmares through sensory deprivation. The movie opens with someone being pursued in a dark alley by cannibals before waking up in a water tank. Most of the film then takes place in an OldDarkHouse where they investigate paranormal occurrences, start hallucinating, and discover alien parasites that burrow in people's chests. At the end the female lead wakes up back in the laboratory after experiencing her own death. All seems normal until she tries to leave and finds herself back in the alien cave again. Like SchrodingersButterfly, she doesn't know if she's still dreaming or lost her sanity completely.

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* In the horror movie ''Film/{{Nightwish}}'', a scientist and his graduate students investigate lucid nightmares through sensory deprivation. The movie opens with someone being pursued in a dark alley by cannibals before waking up in a water tank. Most of the film then takes place in an OldDarkHouse where they investigate paranormal occurrences, start hallucinating, and discover alien parasites that burrow in people's chests. At [[spoiler:At the end the female lead wakes up back in the laboratory after experiencing her own death. All seems normal until she tries to leave and finds herself back in the alien cave again. Like SchrodingersButterfly, she doesn't know if she's still dreaming or lost her sanity completely.]]
8th Feb '17 1:51:19 PM Morgenthaler
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* In the horror movie ''Film/{{Nightwish}}'', a scientist and his graduate students investigate lucid nightmares through sensory deprivation. The movie opens with someone being pursued in a dark alley by cannibals before waking up in a water tank. Most of the film then takes place in an OldDarkHouse where they investigate paranormal occurrences, start hallucinating, and discover alien parasites that burrow in people's chests. At the end the female lead wakes up back in the laboratory after experiencing her own death. All seems normal until she tries to leave and finds herself back in the alien cave again. Like SchrodingersButterfly, she doesn't know if she's still dreaming or lost her sanity completely.
16th Jan '17 12:26:16 PM QuarrelsomeChevon
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** The world of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaLinksAwakening'' was a dream of the Wind Fish, and Link had to wake it up from inside in order to leave. If you beat the game without dying, at the end of the credits you see the character Marin flying around. The implication in this case is not that it wasn't a dream, but that one person from the dream became real (having wished during the game to become a seagull and travel the world.) The DX version changes this to a picture of Marin that fades into a seagull, which flies off. You get the ocarina in this game in a dream, then you wake up and still have it.

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** The world of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaLinksAwakening'' was a dream of the Wind Fish, and Link had to wake it up from inside in order to leave. If you beat the game without dying, at the end of the credits you see the character Marin flying around. The implication in this case is not that it wasn't a dream, but that one person from the dream became real (having wished during the game to become a seagull and travel the world.) The DX version changes this to a picture of Marin that fades into a seagull, which flies off. You get the ocarina in this game in a dream, then you wake up and still have it.
18th Dec '16 7:40:21 AM Bissek
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* At the end of ''WesternAnimation/ThePolarExpress'', the Hero Boy gets off the train, walks back into his house, and goes to bed. When he wakes up in the morning, he accidentally rips the pocket of his bedrobe the exact same way he did when he was woken up by the arrival of the train at the beginning of the film, implying that he dreamed the whole thing. Then his sister finds the sleigh bell he got from Santa at the North Pole under the Christmas tree...
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