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Let Me Dream Again (1900)

A man dreams he is flirting with an attractive young lady, then he wakes up in bed next to his wife.
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A man and woman festively dressed in costumes are dreaming. They wake to drink, play, and smoke. He snuggles her; she's happily willing. Suddenly, the scene ends and he's but a homely man in a loveless bed with a homely woman - husband and wife. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Hagyj újra álmodni!  »

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Possibly the first use of the camera technique of "focus pulling, in which an image (the man shown kissing a beautiful woman) blurs and dissolves into a clear image (the man shown kissing his less-attractive wife), which is meant to show someone experiencing a dream or fantasy, then being brought about to reality. See more »

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A very rough gem that MAY be original,...I hope
15 September 2006 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

The same night I watched this silent short, I also saw a French film called "Rêve et réalité" (1901). It turns out the French movie was a knockoff of this film--with the exact same plot and scenes! While it was common for many of the very early studios to plagiarize each other's work, this one is one of the more flagrant examples. I just hope that LET ME DREAM AGAIN is the actual first film of its kind and not a rip-off of another, earlier film! The story is immensely simple (as was true of nearly all films from this era). An old guy is making out with a pretty young lady and life seems grand--until he wakes up and realizes it's all a dream! The idea is cute, though the execution is a tad primitive and rough. Still, given its tremendous age, it's still pretty watchable today.


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