Dreams on Film – The Cinematic Struggle Between Art and Science
Dreams on Film provides an in-depth analysis of dream sequences in more than 100 movies. The book compares physiology and psychology in sleeping and dreaming by examining a variety of films from many genres, including science fiction, fantasy, horror, suspense, mystery, drama, and even comedy.
Including forty-five production stills that illustrate dreamy scenes from the movies, readers learn the difference between dreams, flashbacks, fantasies, visions, and hallucinations on film. The author interviewed notable actors and directors, including Gabriel Byrne, Francis Ford Coppola, Alan Berliner, the producers of The Blair Witch Project, and others. Packed full of research and surprising insights, this book will change the way you look at dreams (and movies).
About Leslie C. Halpern (Orlando, Florida Author)
Leslie C. Halpern is an award-winning poet, author, essayist, and entertainment journalist with more than 4,000 published articles and ten published books. Her most recent book release is a collection of humorous personal essays titled, "Scantily Clad Truths" (2018). Her other nonfiction books for adults include "200 Love Lessons from the Movies," "Reel Romance: The Lovers' Guide to the 100 Best Date Movies," and "Dreams on Film."
Her most recent children's book, "Silly Sleepytime Poems," was released in 2017. Her poetry for adults and children has been published in numerous books and anthologies, including "Confluence: The Journal of Graduate Liberal Studies," "Other Orlandos," "Encore: Prize Poems 2018," "A Poet's Haggadah," and "Love and Other Passions."
Leslie earned a Master’s Degree in Liberal Studies from Rollins College and a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from the University of Kentucky. She’s a member of Orlando Area Poets, Poetry Ensemble of Orlando, Florida State Poets Association, Florida Writers Association, and Cassell Network of Writers. Visit her website: www.lesliehalpern.com.