Date of Award

2013

First Advisor

Larry Burke

Second Advisor

Rebecca Fiske

Abstract

The purpose of my thesis is to make a documentary film that investigates the territory of dreams. My film is a collection of interviews with people whose areas of expertise have given them insights into the significance of dreams. The written component of my thesis gives background on the development of our understanding about the roles dreams play in our lives. I included research from such fields of study as religion, philosophy, psychology, and neurology. I also present the ways in which cinema portrays dreams as well as a discussion about the development and execution of my film. My decision to pursue this project stems from my intention to become a filmmaker as well as from my desire to unveil the mystery of dreams. After all, we spend a third of our lives sleeping.

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