Back to top

Waking Life

Ethan Hawke, Trevor Jack Brooks, Lorelei Linklater
Spoiler alert
Blog entry

A man squats on the sidewalk, pours gasoline over himself and ignites it with a match. (0:20)

An angry inmate refers to, "that sissy psychiatrist." (0:26)

A customer at a bar describes shooting a man who attempted to assault him with a knife: "He must've been on drugs, on speed or something." (0:43)

An older woman on television: "... sorcerers, shamans and other visionaries who have developed and perfected the art of dream travel, the so-called lucid dream state..." (0:46)

A man in a cafe talks about dreams: "So you have these serotonic [sic] neurons that inhibit hallucinations that they themselves are inhibited during REM sleep... things you can't do in a lucid dream." (0:48)

An older man: "To quote Stevenson, suicide carried off many." (1:01)

Walking across a bridge a man says, "Remembering is so much more a psychotic activity than forgetting." (1:14)

A man at a pinball machine: "Those are called false awakenings." (1:26)

Compare this film to Paprika.