I woke up hoping this was a real movie since it was not finished.
An old guy pretends to be immortal and describes historical events to a child using comedic storytelling from a first-person view.
– Quick note: 5:30, arc, 3 circles…with an arrow. –
What I still remember:
The dream starts with a 30-something guy with the typical average healthy body shape and brown hair moving into a new condo in the city. The condo reminded me of my last apartment in a high-rise, but the place was much larger with taller ceilings. The windows faced another building.
I remember someone commenting about how it was so quiet – MUCH better than his last place.
There were two holes in the wall and the guy saw bugs crawl into one of them. He looks around and finds Band-Aid patches and covers one hole. He looks for something to spray into the wall to kill the bugs, but only finds spray deodorant.
Just then, he realizes he needs to go to a party.
He leaves and goes to a party in the building. It seems to be a party for the tenants. The others there were weird. There is a line, but one woman has to go to the back of the line. She tries cutting in front of the guy, but he won’t let her. Then, she tries annoying him by standing too close to him, but he ignores her, even when she is basically leaning on him.
Later, he realizes he needed to provide a gift. He has a wrapped gift in the car, so he says he’ll be back.
He walks out of the room and says, “I’m tired of using the elevator.” He walks down carpet-covered stairs a couple of flights. One side of the stairwell shows a long lobby. The building has businesses on the bottom floor!
He turns to the right and walks toward a set of doors to go to his car. Part way there, a character played by Christopher Lloyd holding an oxygen mask to his face does a Doc Brown expression and yells, “Great Scott!”
He walks over to the guy, but the guy doesn’t want to talk to him. Lloyd’s character is happy to see him, but their conversation and relationship is strained.
There’s a flashback to when the guy was 5 years old. Lloyd’s character sits heavily in a chair and makes a joke about what he was told after fighting in the crusades.
Then, I wake up.
I remember the following scenes:
The first was some “dream game” that had a message with words (I can’t remember them now) out of order and some were blurry and pixelated. It was part of some puzzle. I think it was related to Sean’s dream about “calling” someone and watching a “credits warp” video recently.
Another scene involved a “town center” with a lot of train tracks on the street. The game was moving characters out of the way of the trains that were coming at us. I thought this made a great game because of the use of depth and movement.
Another scene featured opening an interface/motion graphic on the face of a taller building that showed tubes or pipes going from one room to the next on a blueprint. The idea was to use elements and winning the games to place the tubes in a way for water or balls to go through the building.
One scene involved realizing I overpaid back a loan.
I remember being in a crowded restroom at some new workplace. I thought the coworkers would be wary of a new person, but they were pretty awesome.
They were having fun, too. There was a scene where these tall black women twins came in and spoke in a whisper to a short white blond girl and it was a normal conversation. I thought there was a reason for it, so I talked to them in a whisper. They responded kindly, but at a normal volume. It was hilarious.
I remember a weird scene where we walked through some glass doors, but people were compelled to do “patterns.” The first was each pair of people going through the door would alternate between saying “Ooh” and “Ahh.” I messed it up on purpose, but it forced the rest of the people behind me to do it incorrectly and it sounded weird.
Later, each time a person walked by an area, they had to pull out their chair and spin it and put it back. One girl, who was dressed in a very professional gray suit, had a chair that doesn’t spin. She was still compelled to pull it out, wait a couple of seconds, pick it up and turn it 90 degrees, wait, turn, wait, turn, then put it back.
I still can’t remember if it was clowns, jesters, or pirate themed, but I remember being in a small local store known for their employees dressing to a theme.
I remember being there before in another dream.
I remember having some journalism assignment that was due in an hour and it involved a local “treasure hunt.” I remember being under really clear water and later having issues because there were large waves. However, I was having fun swimming and thought about returning to dive for these small diamonds.
I got stuck unable to breathe under water. I woke up realizing it was from me opening and closing my mouth while my nose was stuffed up from an allergy that’s triggered during rain storms.
Being in a group with Kara, Sean, and even Charlie* watching a horror movie, but we had to write a paper about the tropes and archetypes in the film. I was excited because I find analyzing films fun for some reason. Sean and Kara’s nieces were there as well.
I was on the phone with Sean and he said it sounded like “Pearl Harbor” or something meaning low-flying planes. Within a few seconds, I started hearing them, too.
There was a realistic military training RPG/first-person shooter game (half handheld, half dream tech) that had some neat controls. I wasn’t supposed to use it and even found a part that looked similar to a “dorm room” from another dream.
I followed some guy that looked like John Goodman back to a two-star hotel. I kept asking him the name of the realistic military video game. Before he shut the door in my face, he said, “Mario 2.” I said, “That’s what I keep hearing.” I was frustrated because the game was kick-ass and I wanted to play.
* Name has been changed.
A few days later, I saw a video about how Mario 2 was hard to find at one time due to what could have been a manufactured shortage. That was before I was old enough to remember.