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    What Dreams May Come Vincent Ward’s “What Dreams May Come” breathed brilliant life into the tragic story of a family pulled apart by death and the journey one man makes through heaven and even hell to save his soul mate, based from the book, What Dreams May Come by Richard Matheson. This movie is boldly beautiful and a rollercoaster of feelings that brings you to the emotional edge but sadly doesn’t quite get us all the way over. In the beginning of the movies, events occur rather quickly. Chris

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    During the mind-boggling movie What Dreams May Come, Chris Nielsen played by Robbin Williams, goes through a journey of finding his love, Annie Collins-Nielsen played by Annabella Sciorra, in the afterlife, while finding himself along the way. Their love is forever lasting, during the entirety of the incredible film. Brusset refers to them as “soulmates whose love relationship seems invincible.” The only time, throughout the movie, the couples love is tested and almost fails begins when their two

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    What Dreams May Come The movie What Dreams May Come gives a rather positive view on the afterlife. I think most of the ideas and views shown in the film are related to many of society's main beliefs pertaining to death and the afterlife, but the views are left broad enough so they can relate to any specific religion. Personally, I have no concrete belief concerning the afterlife, or whether or not if there even is life after death, but I can see why many people would agree with many of the films

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    What Dreams May Come is a movie about life, loss, death, afterlife and rebirth. The film explores the emotions evoked by a variety of characters when they are faced with coping with tragedy and death. It also delves into the manifestations of heaven and the variety of forms heaven takes in the minds of different people. The main character, Dr. Christian Nielsen, and his wife Annie Collins are forced to cope with the tragic deaths of their two children Marie and Ian. The children’s deaths almost

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    interlaced throughout, the end result will be similar. However, the tiny threads of difference woven amongst those similar strands can result in one tapestry quite altered from the other. An example of this can be found in comparing the film What Dreams May Come, directed by Vincent Ward, to Dante Alighieri’s book The Inferno, upon which it is based. The film follows Chris Nielsen as he searches Heaven and Hell for his lost wife, just as Dante searched for his love in The Inferno. While the fibers

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    Essay on Life, Death, & What Dreams May Come

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    Unconditional love can be described as a pure affection bereft of circumstance. It is a true positive regard of others that bares no judgment. In a sense, unconditional love has no boundaries. In the film What Dreams May Come, the boundary between life and death fades and a family’s bond is tested. Tragedy by tragedy, unconditional love and guilt play major roles in the defiance of the laws of death. Chris Nielsen, the main character of the film, travels to the depths of the afterlife to find his

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    pondered: what would it be like to live there? Shapes and attention to detail are, of course, important in a painting. However, it is color that draws the eye and inspires the heart. Oscar Wilde, an Irish poet and dramatist, spoke well of this when he noted that, “Mere color, unspoiled by meaning, and unallied with definite form, can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways. (qtd in “color”)”. Vincent Ward had a similar understanding of this impact when, in 1998, he directed the movie What Dreams

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    Death in What Dreams May Come and Dante's Inferno Death and what comes after has always been a subject of great interest and uncertainty. Many have tried to depict their own vision of the afterlife, be it heaven or hell, paradiso or inferno. Here, I will discuss the similarities and differences in the hell represented in the movie What Dreams May Come and the Inferno of Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy. What Dreams May Come is a movie about two soul mates, Chris (Robin Williams) and Annie (Anabella

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    they are given a specific punishment made for that sin. Whereas in What Dreams May Come, Hell is a place where a person makes a Hell of their own, it is what they make of it. In the movie, Annie exists in a level where her Hell is living in a world without her husband and children, the biggest punishment she could have. Another difference between the two stories was how in Dante’s Inferno, Heaven is premade, but in What Dreams May Come, a person gets to have a Heaven in which they have made, it is a

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    The 1998 fantasy and drama movie, What Dreams May Come incorporates many specialized film features throughout the entire film. The mise-en-scene was one notable element that caught the audience’s eye the most with its significance to the film’s story. In connection with the mise-en-scene, the element of lighting was used frequently during the movie and the various types of lighting used played an important role in the story and has expressed a lot about the overall environment and feeling of the

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