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Artists across all mediums have long been obsessed with the challenge of evoking dream states, but film—with its oneiric combinations of light and shadow, and its ability to manipulate time and space—has particularly uncanny access to our nighttime reveries. Whether lending visual form to unconscious fears and desires or transporting us to visions of the past, a dream sequence opens a portal to a character’s inner life. In celebration of our release of Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams, the Japanese master’s visually stunning odyssey into his own imagination, we’ve gathered a few of our favorite examples of dreaming on-screen.

The Art of the Dream Sequence