Chris learns that he and Ann have had several past lives, and in all of them they had a special connection with each other. The novel has significant differences from the film, in its plot and its vision of the afterlife. As the manuscript comes to a close, Chris explains that he is soon going to be reborn and will forget all that has happened. When his attempts cause more sorrow, he decides to move on. For the movie, see. Chris findet seine Frau, doch sie erkennt ihn nicht. Vigil (1984) | But instead of returning to Heaven, Chris chooses to join Annie forever in Hell. He is a Hollywood screenwriter, and she has a variety of jobs. Communication is telepathic, travel instantaneous. Chris, a middle-aged man, is injured in an auto accident and dies in the hospital. Alien 3 (1992, nur Drehbuch) | James Berardinelli of ReelViews gave What Dreams May Come three stars out of four, saying: Many movies have offered representations of heaven and hell, but few with as much conviction and creativity as What Dreams May Come. It resembles a dark, depressing version of the neighborhood where he and Ann lived. "I was determined to fight against this image. The book depicts Summerland at length, through Chris's eyes. ", The score was performed by the London Metropolitan Orchestra and recorded at both Air Studios and Abbey Road Studios. Chris's family contacts a medium who can see but not hear Chris, and they conduct a séance. Stanley Wiater, Matthew Bradley, and Paul Stuve.  The visual effects developments were created by Mass.lllusions in the same R&D group that developed the bullet time visual effects in The Matrix. Ein Wiedersehen der beiden ist somit ausgeschlossen. Showing all 7 wins and 2 nominations . Nachdenklich stimmt das Fehlen eines jeden reflektierten Bezuges auf menschliche Existenzerfahrung, worin sich neue mythologisierende Sehnsüchte manifestieren.“. Denn die Träume, die uns in diesem Todesschlaf erwarten mögen, wenn wir unsere sterbliche Hülle abgelegt haben, müssen uns zu denken geben.). The lower realm (which the book later refers to as "Hell") is cold, dark, and barren. Chris witnesses a series of dreadful sights and is gruesomely attacked by a mob, though he soon discovers that the attack occurred only in his mind. This last experience occurs again later, much more slowly, while he's a ghost. He then makes the most dreaded decision of all: he will stay with her and not return to Summerland. It was shot largely on Fuji Velvia film and is one of few films to have been shot in this manner. Albert explains that she will not immediately recognize Chris, and that he might gradually convince her who he is and what has happened to her. Annie, wanting nothing more than to save Chris, ascends to Heaven, taking Chris with her. Understanding now that he has died, he is surprised that he looks and feels alive, with apparently a physical body and sensations. Some Hindus claim that the beliefs presented in the novel conform to the teachings of Hinduism, though Matheson denied any direct influence. Matheson stated in an interview, "I think What Dreams May Come is the most important (read effective) book I've written. He drops clues, gradually leading her to the truth, but she seems to block out anything that will cause recognition. As he begins losing consciousness, Ann recognizes him and realizes what has happened. Hinter dem Horizont (Originaltitel: What Dreams May Come) ist ein Filmdrama aus dem Jahr 1998. Die indes noch unter den Lebenden weilende Annie verfällt währenddessen durch die erlittenen Schicksalsschläge in Depressionen, welche sich durch die ungewöhnlicherweise immer noch bestehende Verbindung, mittels der Seelenverwandtschaft zu Chris, auch in Chris’ buntem Himmelsreich äußert und Chris seinerseits betroffen macht. In an introductory note, Matheson explains that the characters are the only fictional component of the novel. The details of Chris's life on Earth differ strongly in the novel. Chris awakens in a Heaven that he has created with his imagination; his surroundings are a mountainous landscape that resembles a painting created by his wife, and is similar to a place where the two desired to spend their old age. Since Albert's job is to visit the lower realm, Chris asks to be taken there to help Ann. The novel's depiction of Hell is considerably more violent than in the film. The special edition DVD and the 2011 Blu-ray show an alternate ending—the ending from the novel—in which reincarnation is not a choice, but part of the natural order. In Spring One Plants Alone (1981) | Unable to stir her memories, the tracker sees Chris give up his quest to save Annie from Hell. "As a Pisces," he explained, "I have been fascinated about parapsychology, metaphysics and the supernatural ever since I was a teenager. " Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating based on reviews from top mainstream critics, calculated an average score of 44 out of 100, based on 25 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews.". Cinema 12/1998 bezeichnete den Film als „mau“. Albert insists that Ann's condition is not "punishment" but "law" - a natural consequence of committing suicide. Raised a Christian Scientist, Matheson gradually developed what he called his own religion, taking elements from many sources. 55,4 Millionen US-Dollar ein, hinzu kamen ca. What Dreams May Come is a 1978 novel by Richard Matheson. In Philadelphia, a boy is born, presumably Chris. Being a state of mind rather than a physical location, Summerland is practically endless and takes the form of the inhabitants' wishes and desires. , The original prints of the film were lost in a fire at Universal Studios' backlot on June 1, 2008. Die zeitgenössische Vision eines solipsistisch verengten "Barock"-Paradieses leidet an dramaturgischen Schwächen, worüber auch die stupende Kompilation an Architektur und Malerei nicht hinwegtäuschen kann. Meanwhile, Annie is wracked with guilt for the deaths of Chris and their children, and commits suicide. Four years later, Chris is also killed in a car crash. It was adapted in 1998 into the Academy Award-winning film What Dreams May Come starring Robin Williams, Cuba Gooding, Jr., and Annabella Sciorra. The concepts in the book are derived from my wide range of reading. When he awakens, he is horrified to find himself staring at a figure of himself conversing with the family. Unaware that he is dead, and confused that no one will interact with him, Chris lingers on Earth. Ann is consigned to Hell for just 24 years, not eternity. What Dreams May Come is a 1998 American fantasy drama film directed by Vincent Ward and adapted by Ronald Bass from the 1978 novel of the same name by Richard Matheson. Starring Robin Williams and Cuba Gooding Jr., it won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects and the Art Directors Guild Award for Excellence in Production Design. Only Chris and his wife (called Ann) die. There is no pain or death, but people maintain occupations of sorts and perform leisure activities. Chris finds it difficult to move, breathe, or see, and he suffers physical torture at the hands of some inhabitants. Da in dem Leben nach dem Tod alles möglich ist, was man sich wünscht und vorstellt, beschließen die beiden erneut geboren zu werden, um sich nochmal zu finden, zu verlieben, gemeinsam das Leben zu leben, um dann irgendwann gemeinsam zu sterben und um dann für immer im Himmel mit ihren Kindern erneut vereint zu sein. "I was at an extremely profound juncture in my own life at that time, and the film produced a powerful and personal response in me," said Kamen. Ann believes that she is living alone in her house where nothing seems to work, grieving her husband's death. Albert cannot locate Ann until one of their sons prays. Die Hauptrolle spielte Robin Williams. Beide finden sich daraufhin in der farbenprächtigen Landschaft wieder, wo nun die ganze Familie in wirklicher Gestalt wieder vereint ist. After a moment of disorientation where he starts to forget his own identity, the atmosphere of Hell gradually drawing him in and threatening to trap him there, he delivers a monologue of appreciation for her, detailing the ways in which she enriched his life.  Matheson's bibliography consists more of "New Age" material than mainstream religious sources, and the novel shows reincarnation as more voluntary than major world religions like Hinduism, Buddhism, and Judaism usually depict it.. Last Samurai (The Last Samurai, 2003, nur Produktion) | Albert and Chris are able to use their minds to make their surroundings slightly more bearable, but Albert warns Chris that this will be harder to do the further they travel. Principal photography for What Dreams May Come began in late June 1997. River Queen (2005) | „Ein visuelles Meisterwerk!“, lobt Bayern 3. Short on time, Kamen took the song "Beside You" from his band the New York Rock & Roll Ensemble's 1971 album Roll Over and adapted it as the film's main musical theme. This is her private "Hell" - an exaggerated version of what she had been experiencing prior to her suicide. They marry and have two children, Ian (Josh Paddock) and Marie (Jessica Brooks Grant).