Second Dream Sequence - mixing reality and memories as dreams do (DIALOGUE…
Second Dream Sequence - mixing reality and memories as dreams do
CU graphic shot of Teddy on pillow. Overexposed white.
Several cuts on musical beat
Graphic match: Teddy to hallucinated Laeddis. This connects the two characters.
Ends with overexposed bright light - from storm
Sound bridge: Mahler begins before we cut to Laeddis by the fire.
Jump cut - Teddy turns to where the scream came from.
Beside fire: Mahler plays again. This music is incomplete - just like Andrew's recall.
Theme music (Symphony No. 3: Passacaglia) as he bends to pick up Rachel. Persistent bass ostinato on a low F = haunting
In Dachau: Root of an Unfocus = eerie and ominous
of Nazi Eagle in control during 1930s
of Teddy looking down at frozen Jews. He was a soldier liberating those in Dachau.
of Teddy after placing daughter in the lake to drown. He had the power to stop this - should've saved her.
Teddy really small beside train carriages of Jews spilling out and left to freeze to death.
Distorted angle. Dutch tilt of archway
Frozen Rachel opens her eyes
Laeddis lighting a match
Laeddis blows out match. See his scar, black teeth - a spooky monster - the stuff of nightmares
Establishing long shot at lake house
Two shot of Teddy and Rachel - share blame for drowning
Water: reality, sanity, truth
lake - in POV water distorts his perception of daughter
Fire: fantasy, hallucinations, fake stories
rep German Nazis
Kids all bloody
door to the basement
Alcoholic. Echo of previous scene.
Rachel: “You should’ve saved me. You should’ve saved all of us.” The voice of Andrew's guilt.
Laeddis: “I know how much you need it.” (alcohol - Teddy's flaw)
Chuck: “Clock’s ticking my friend. We’re running out of time.” Faces a lobotomy.
Rachel: "Give me a...hand here." (asking for help as Dolores did)
Rachel: "I'm dead. Why didn’t you save me?"
Teddy: "I tried. I wanted to but by the time I got there it was too late." Feeling of helplessness.
Teddy: "Why are you all wet….baby?" An echo of other scenes.
Dolores: “Laeddis isn’t dead. He isn’t gone. He’s still here.” His subconscious truth.
Teddy's face is often half in shadow. Truth and hope is elusive for him.
overexposure - lightning
Cigarette smoke retracts backwards - inhaled - surreal effect
Walking backwards from lake holding Rachel.
The Warden is seen just before Teddy dreams, serving as a reminder of Dachau.
Dominant icy blue-grey of Dachau contrasts with rich red and brown interior