Another episode of the Blade Licking Thieves, Wave Motion Cannon’s most unpopular podcast! Zen, the Heat, and Grant set out into the realm of dreams this week with their review of Satoshi Kon’s Paprika.
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Intro, What We’ve Been Watching, and News (00:00)
2006 saw the release of Satoshi Kon’s final film, Paprika, about a group of scientists/psychotherapists that use an experimental device called the DC Mini to enter into the dreams of their patients in order to solve their problems; however, when several of the the devices are stolen, the dreams of multiple individuals begin to merge, and the fantastic becomes all too real as the barrier between dreams and the real world begins to crumble. Tune in for the full review.
I think the dream world and the real word were able to merge completely because of the death of Osanai. This wasn’t really discussed but I thought it was interesting that a forced union resulted in death and a union based on love and respect resulted in life.
My only fault with the film is the cop being able to access the dreamworld from his laptop/internet before the dream world and the real world completely merged. I wish they would have explained that better.
I really enjoyed the analysis of Konakawa and his dream resolution to his recurring dream, especially tying it in to the dreaming kids film at the end. Didn’t even realize that. Not sure which of the hosts (Grant maybe) that was but that was so insightful and really well laid out and explained. My favorite part of this episode! That guy made such good points throughout the entire episode.
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