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    How To Do a Dream Sequence from the book, Wayne’s World: Extreme Close Up View in High-Res

    How To Do a Dream Sequence from the book, Wayne’s World: Extreme Close Up

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  1. I think they’re cheap. I think it’s a cheap move. Even in The Sopranos, when they did that extended long dream sequence, I just feel like it’s a cheap move. Even on shows I like — Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Sopranos — it never, ever works for me. I feel like you’re trying to show us the character’s feelings through means that you should just do in scenes that are happening in reality. A TV drama is already a made-up world, and then you have to create a made-up world within the made-up world, I just feel like they always feel obvious. And I hate symbolism.

    — - Ira Glass on why he’d like to ban dream sequences in television and movies

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My brain would not shut off when I would go to sleep. So I would have dreams that I was directing myself in a scene in my bedroom, and that the cameras were rolling, and my wife wouldn’t be asleep yet … and she would walk into the bedroom and I would be adjusting lights, and my wife would be like, ‘What are you doing?’ and I’d say, ‘We’re shooting,’ and she’d say, ‘Um, Mike, we’re not shooting.’ And I’d say, ‘I’m sorry, but we are,’ and the way I would say it was actually sort of patronizing, like she didn’t get it.

— Mike Birbiglia on the dreams he would have while making the film, Sleepwalk With Me View in High-Res

    My brain would not shut off when I would go to sleep. So I would have dreams that I was directing myself in a scene in my bedroom, and that the cameras were rolling, and my wife wouldn’t be asleep yet … and she would walk into the bedroom and I would be adjusting lights, and my wife would be like, ‘What are you doing?’ and I’d say, ‘We’re shooting,’ and she’d say, ‘Um, Mike, we’re not shooting.’ And I’d say, ‘I’m sorry, but we are,’ and the way I would say it was actually sort of patronizing, like she didn’t get it.

    Mike Birbiglia on the dreams he would have while making the film, Sleepwalk With Me

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  1. Trailer for Sleepwalk With Me, the new film co-written by Mike Birbiglia and Ira Glass.

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  1. Monday: Mike Birbiglia and Ira Glass talk about their new film, Sleepwalk with Me.

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  1. Comedian Mike Birbiglia, on how he became a contributor to This American Life: “So then [This American Life producer] Julie Snyder got in touch with me about maybe putting [my  sleepwalking bit] on the show. And I didn’t want them to put the live  version of the piece [on the show] because I thought ‘If they play the  live version, when I release Sleepwalk with Me as a live CD, no one’s going to want it because they already had the podcast of it.’ So  I said ‘Can we just do it in the studio?’ and Julie said ‘No, we really  want the live one’ and then finally I get a phone call from Ira [Glass]  one day, who I’d never met and he’s like 'Hi Mike, it's Ira Glass. I'm  calling to convince you to let us use the live version of your show for  our show.' And I was like 'Sure. Great.' Instantly sold. The power of a  celebrity voice — and [since] then all of my pieces on the show have  been live pieces.” View in High-Res

    Comedian Mike Birbiglia, on how he became a contributor to This American Life: “So then [This American Life producer] Julie Snyder got in touch with me about maybe putting [my sleepwalking bit] on the show. And I didn’t want them to put the live version of the piece [on the show] because I thought ‘If they play the live version, when I release Sleepwalk with Me as a live CD, no one’s going to want it because they already had the podcast of it.’ So I said ‘Can we just do it in the studio?’ and Julie said ‘No, we really want the live one’ and then finally I get a phone call from Ira [Glass] one day, who I’d never met and he’s like 'Hi Mike, it's Ira Glass. I'm calling to convince you to let us use the live version of your show for our show.' And I was like 'Sure. Great.' Instantly sold. The power of a celebrity voice — and [since] then all of my pieces on the show have been live pieces.”

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