Much like our friends and family (but not our nose), we can’t pick our dreams. Sure we can influence them, but it’s still the subconscious that gets the final say.
For instance, I recently dreamed about a pair of entirely different movies and their REM-rendered interpretations were off, odd, and, quite frankly, awful.
First up to bat – the above teaser poster. I didn’t envision the look of it (nor the amount of time it took to make it look like passable junk). The plot of The Secret of My Success 2 came through to me like a whisper in the night. Well, maybe not a whisper… more like a coughing hack.
The CEO of McDonald’s and his wife were having marital problems. In stepped me/Michael J. Fox… I/he suggested that the CEO sing this to his wife:
“Ba-da-bah-bah-bum… I’m lovin’ you.”
Boom! I/he became a success at McDonald’s! And it was our little (second) secret!
The other dream involved me seeing a sneak preview for a flick that hasn’t even hit theaters yet – The Expendables.
Suffice it to say, there was a switcheroo in the middle of the movie (a twist filling, if you will), and the bad guys killed off all the Expendables except for two…