In Dreams (film)

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In Dreams
In dreams.jpg
Directed byNeil Jordan
Produced byCharles Burke
Redmond Morris
Stephen Woolley
Screenplay byBruce Robinson
Neil Jordan
Based onDoll's Eyes 
by Bari Wood
StarringAnnette Bening
Katie Sagona
Aidan Quinn
Stephen Rea
Robert Downey, Jr.
Paul Guilfoyle
Music byElliot Goldenthal
CinematographyDarius Khondji
Edited byTony Lawson
Production
company
Distributed byDreamWorks Pictures
Release datesJanuary 15, 1999 (USA)
April 30, 1999 (UK)
Running time98 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$30 million[2]
Box office$12,017,369[3]
 
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In Dreams
In dreams.jpg
Directed byNeil Jordan
Produced byCharles Burke
Redmond Morris
Stephen Woolley
Screenplay byBruce Robinson
Neil Jordan
Based onDoll's Eyes 
by Bari Wood
StarringAnnette Bening
Katie Sagona
Aidan Quinn
Stephen Rea
Robert Downey, Jr.
Paul Guilfoyle
Music byElliot Goldenthal
CinematographyDarius Khondji
Edited byTony Lawson
Production
company
Distributed byDreamWorks Pictures
Release datesJanuary 15, 1999 (USA)
April 30, 1999 (UK)
Running time98 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$30 million[2]
Box office$12,017,369[3]

In Dreams is a 1999 psychological thriller film directed by Neil Jordan. It stars Annette Bening as a New England illustrator who begins experiencing visions of a missing child who turns out to be her own daughter; through her dreams, she begins having psychic connections to a serial killer responsible for the murder of her daughter and several other local children.

Plot[edit]

Claire Cooper (Bening) is a suburban housewife and mother who illustrates children's stories and is married to an airline pilot (Aidan Quinn). Her world unravels when her daughter is kidnapped and brutally murdered.

Claire is haunted by her daughter's murderer, a serial killer named Vivian Thompson (Downey). She has several visions of murders he commits next. When doctors diagnose her as psychotic, Claire is committed to a mental institution. She receives a vision of Vivian kidnapping another child, so she escapes to track him down and stop him from killing again.

Cast[edit]

Reception[edit]

In Dreams received negative reviews from critics. Christopher Null from filmcritic.com gave the film two stars out of five, stating, "The story never comes together, despite an intriguing performance from Bening as a complete nut job."[4] Adam Goldberg from All Movie Guide gave it three stars out of five, commenting that the film "is a mildly suspenseful but disjointed thriller.... Ultimately, In Dreams is The Exorcist meets A Nightmare on Elm Street, but it simply lacks a new and terrifying take on the dream/reality premise."[5] The film currently holds a 25% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 51 reviews.

Soundtrack[edit]

The soundtrack to In Dreams was released on January 12, 1999.

No.TitleArtistLength
1."Agitato Dolorosa"  Elliot Goldenthal featuring London Metropolitan Orchestra4:59
2."Claire's Nocturne"  Elliot Goldenthal featuring London Metropolitan Orchestra2:38
3."Pull of Red"  Elliot Goldenthal featuring London Metropolitan Orchestra2:07
4."Appellatron"  Elliot Goldenthal featuring London Metropolitan Orchestra3:33
5."Wraith Loops"  Elliot Goldenthal featuring London Metropolitan Orchestra3:27
6."Rubber Room Stomp"  Elliot Goldenthal featuring London Metropolitan Orchestra2:00
7."Pulled by Red"  Elliot Goldenthal featuring London Metropolitan Orchestra1:11
8."Scytheoplicity"  Elliot Goldenthal featuring London Metropolitan Orchestra2:26
9."In Dreams"  Roy Orbison2:50
10."Rebecca's Abduction"  Elliot Goldenthal featuring London Metropolitan Orchestra4:32
11."Premonition Lento"  Elliot Goldenthal featuring London Metropolitan Orchestra1:42
12."While We Sleep"  Elliot Goldenthal featuring London Metropolitan Orchestra2:36
13."Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree (With Anyone Else but Me)"  The Andrews Sisters2:17
14."Andante"  Elliot Goldenthal featuring London Metropolitan Orchestra3:38
15."Elegy Ostinato"  Elliot Goldenthal featuring London Metropolitan Orchestra4:11
16."Dream Baby"  Elizabeth Fraser4:30
Total length:
49:27[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Copyright Application for In Dreams (January 27, 1999). United States Copyright Office. Retrieved November 8, 2012.
  2. ^ Box Office Mojo Budget. Retrieved March 3, 2014
  3. ^ Box Office Mojo Total Gross. Retrieved March 3, 2014
  4. ^ http://www.filmcritic.com/reviews/1999/in-dreams/
  5. ^ http://www.answers.com/topic/in-dreams-film
  6. ^ In Dreams Soundtrack AllMusic. Retrieved March 3, 2014

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