A Story about Dreams

This 2010 contemporary sci-fi actioner follows a subconscious security team around the globe and into the intimate and infinite world of dreams.
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I am posting this on the Inception board because I feel it is a similar subject and am interested on your take. I have a story idea that I posted on the aspiring filmmakers board(although I can only be accused of being an apiring writer), I would love your feedback and your interest in a story such as this. I am interested because I feel most of you would be my target audience.

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bret_meholick wrote:I am posting this on the Inception board because I feel it is a similar subject and am interested on your take. I have a story idea that I posted on the aspiring filmmakers board(although I can only be accused of being an apiring writer), I would love your feedback and your interest in a story such as this. I am interested because I feel most of you would be my target audience.
So. A link to the story (or, at least, synopsis), maybe? Ok, I'm interested, what's next? No feedback until the story appears :).

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the synopsis is on the aspiring filmmakers board

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had started working on a story last December about an idea that my roomate and I came up with.

The story was about a man who comes home from work and lays down to bed with his wife and starts dreaming about being in this empty room with no windows or doors and a clock. At first it is just a dream, as he is performing actions only half-conscious and fuzzy about why and what. He wakes and he has only been sleeping for 15-20 minutes. He tosses and turns for a bit before falling asleep again. He finds himself in the same dream and again is unaware until it hits him that he is dreaming and has dreamt this before. He wakes and has again only been asleep for 15-20 minutes. This time he decides to get a glass of water and go to the bathroom. He returns to sleep to find himself in the same dream, this time being fully aware that he is dreaming, but to his surprise he does not wake and his left to study the room under his own power. He notices the clock is actually close to being accurate to "real" time. He soon wakes up to find that he has been asleep this time for only an hour. He is distressed by the reoccuring dream and the lack of sleep.

Anyway the story continues on with the character finding himself in the room at continually spaced out intervals. He lives out a day and then opens an office door to find himself in the room, lives a week uninterrupted only to walk into the grocery store to find himself in the room and so on and so forth. The story plays on a fragile "reality", and the fear that you may not be awake.

A dream I had when I was a kid was like this. I had a nightmare only to wake up into "my" bedroom looking identical to my real bedroom but then my father came running in with a knife. I awoke and was immediately afraid again that it was a dream. The terror was so real that I found myself pinching myself.

It was heart breaking to find out how much Inception deals with dreams because when I came up with the story the only things we had seen from Inception were the spinning top and hallway and glasses of water tilting set within the architecture of the mind, pretty cryptic stuff. Originality is of the utmost importance to me so please give me your thoughts and if it is a story you would be interested in.

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any feedback guys?

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I'd watch it. Its a very nice concept but it needs more to it if it is going to be more than a short film (it would make a pretty awesome short film though). I presume you have more ideas already though?

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Yes actually it's interesting you say that because I'm actually having trouble scaling it down. The time comes into play because the clock in the room is on time with reality. The character is always "living" instead of resting, for example as the dream becomes more lucid he finds himself hungry and tired and sore when he wakes up. The story deals with how much we could do with 100% brain capacity and whether we would even want that.

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Interesting idea! And yes, I do agree with the statement, that it would make a nice short movie. Yet, it still needs much work on the plot-line, the character and so on. Good luck! Hope to read it when you're finished.

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Thank you guys. And yes I would love to share when I'm done, though that could be some time.

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