Trivia / Waking Life

  • Follow the Leader: Both this and Slacker are heavily inspired by Louis Malle's My Dinner with Andre. The Dreamer even remains a completely passive listener in the first part of the film, just as Wally was in My Dinner.
  • Production Posse: A lot of Richard Linklater's actors are in the film, including Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Wiley Wiggins. Heck, look at the common cast and crew for both this film and Slacker.
  • Reality Subtext: John Christensen died before the film finished production. One of the theories that death is a dream where you never wake up gives Christensen's appearance more meaning and poignancy than his scene should have.