Richard Linklater Forcefully Inhabits Local Man’s Lucid Dreams
You pay ten dollars to see Linklater’s films, but Linklater gets into your dreams for free.
Local moviegoer Sam Weems has a unique problem: Filmmaker Richard Linklater (Dazed and Confused, Waking Life, and Boyhood) is entering Weems’ dreams with or without his permission.
“It goes like this: I’m at the bar kickin’ back fireball shots, and out of nowhere, Linklater glides in, beckons me to the pinball machine, and lectures to me about death and time. This guy spews reams,” said Weems.
According to Sam, Linklater invites Queen Elizabeth I, his dead dog, and some of his deceased buddies from film school to join the intellectual mayhem in the intangible dream bar.
A Linklater fan, Weems initially loved the nightly meetings with the Academy Award nominated director. Now, he concedes the lectures have lost their effect on him, and he worries Linklater’s visitations are causing him to lose his grip on reality.
“My boss at the lettuce packing plant is concerned I’m gonna lose a limb from careless operation of the machinery. Some of these things are pretty sharp, ya dig? At this point, I wanna throw myself in front of a freight train to get out of this hellish existential binary. I also realize if I do that, I’ll end up getting an earful from Rich.”
Quinnipiac University sleep psychologist, Alcott Mason, explained that lucid dreams occur during the mid-range of brain wave sleep frequencies. “If you frequently engage in the practice of lucid dreaming, you’re preventing your brain and mind from enjoying the deepest form of sleep, and fatigue will gradually creep into your waking life,” said Mason.
Richard Linklater’s office was reached for comments, and for authentication of Weems’ story, but no reply has been received.