Dream Log #1: Look That Up in Your Funk and Wagnalls

So I’m currently reading Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex-Drugs-And Rock ‘N Roll Generation Saved Hollywood, which recounts the adventures of the likes of Coppola, Spielberg, Lucas, Altman, DePalma, Polanski, and a host of others, and how they changed Hollywood – first by making “films” instead of movies, and then, in the case of Spielberg and Lucas, by creating blockbuster films, and the now-ingrained blockbuster mentality now prevalent in the majors. And there’s been one recurring theme that has been in a lot of these people’s films, and that’s why, two nights ago, I dreamed what I did.

I forgot what the dream was. But I remembered the last thing I thought before I woke up. When I did, I told what I had dreamed to my wife, who was already awake, and she wrote it down.

And that is how I got this:

Nixtion. NIK-shun noun 1: The belief that a story can be made better by drawing parallels with, or turning it into an allegory for, the Nixon Administration. 2: A work that uses said parallels and/or allegory. Usage: The Spielberg films Jaws and Close Encounters both deal with secrets that have been kept from the public by a corrupt government, making them classic pieces of nixtion.

Now you know why I have dark circles under my eyes every morning.


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