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I dont get it fully
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Nope. Can't help at all!
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watch open your eyes it's the real deal and it makes sense and it still have penelope cruz in it
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i tried watching that tonight, i switched off after 10 minutes because it was boring me :p:
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is that really old or jus a few years old
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it was made in 2001

i switched off too
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it was made in 2001

i switched off too
i meant open ur eyes, not vanilla sky lol
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basically everything from the point at which he wakes up in the street is like a dream. in real life penelope cruz didn't find him, he woke up and went and signed up for the living dream thing. it's fairly straight forward if you bear that in mind. only question is why did he not choose to start the dream from the point before he got in the car with cameron diaz and before his face was disfigured?
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Open your eyes was made in 1997.

According to Cameron Crowe's commentary on Vanilla Sky, there are 4 different interpretations of the ending.
#1 is that tech support is telling the truth, that 150 years have passed since David Aames killed himself, and that everything after his passing out on the sidewalk was a dream.
#2 is the entire movie was a dream, as evidenced by the sticker on David's car that reads '2/30/01'. (a ficticious date)
#3 is the idea that the movie takes place with David's Coma.
#4 is Cameron Crowe's own idea, that it is the novel that Brian was working on.

--according to imdb--
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some interesting ideas there. i'd have to watch it again i guess. i can't really remember as i haven't seen it for two years.
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some interesting ideas there. i'd have to watch it again i guess. i can't really remember as i haven't seen it for two years.
yeah,me too.i just remember that it was rather weird
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(Original post by shes_ellectric)
Open your eyes was made in 1997.

According to Cameron Crowe's commentary on Vanilla Sky, there are 4 different interpretations of the ending.
#1 is that tech support is telling the truth, that 150 years have passed since David Aames killed himself, and that everything after his passing out on the sidewalk was a dream.
#2 is the entire movie was a dream, as evidenced by the sticker on David's car that reads '2/30/01'. (a ficticious date)
#3 is the idea that the movie takes place with David's Coma.
#4 is Cameron Crowe's own idea, that it is the novel that Brian was working on.

--according to imdb--
I actually just stick to #1, but I have considered #3. I didn't notice the car sticker, so I haven't thought of #2.

Actually, you can understand the movie fairly easily (at least, the #1 bit anyway). Just pay attention to the explanation of the Tech Support guy near the end of the movie; he basically explains everything.

Thinking about #2 though: it doesn't really lead to mind-shattering realizations/discoveries, because Vanilla Sky is a work of fiction, and most movies are works of fiction anyway.

Oh, and Vanilla Sky is a remake. I haven't seen the original, but I'd love to see it.
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Clearly Cruz and Diaz are Cruise's projections of the same person - he's paranoid about Diaz only liking him for his money and sees the negatives in her, whilst he sees the +ves in Cruz. I think the whole film is an individual's (futile) journey to obtain absolute truths, hence the transitions between waking world, dream world [perhaps Radiohead's "Everything in It's Right Place" playing at the start of the film was key, no one on the streets when he gets in his Ferrari (a clean start?). Cruise stumbles through the film wondering why people like him - is it his money - his looks (hence the disfigurement in the crash). I can't remember the film that well, I saw it ages ago, but I think that was the main message I was left with. There's always a risk in these types of film that the director tries to over-complicate to add a veneer of sophistication and to deliberately lose the audience.

I'd recommend Richard Linklater's "Waking Life" as a perhaps better exporation of the subject.
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I haven't seen Vanilla Sky but the original Open Your Eyes (wish Hollywood would stop ruining films with talentless plebs like Mr Cruise) but seeing as I've heard they're practically identical, I thought it was pretty obvious by the end, I mean the guy on the rooftop has about 5 minutes of clunky expository dialogue where he has to spell out the whole film.

When he wakes up after passing out, everything else is a dream. The company invents a virtual world for him to live in, starting from the last point of his real consciousness so that it seems to flow naturally.

I wouldn't listen too much to Crowes alternative explanations since the movie wasn't his anyway, the original makes it very clear what was going on.
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vanilla sky is.... penelope's breasts
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I've never understood why people don't like Vanilla Sky, i think its a fantastic film.

I watched 'open your eyes' the other day on channel 4 and thought it was amazing, but the focus of the two films is completely different. 'Open Your Eyes' focuses on David's (or Cesar's i think) nightmarish state before he figures out whats going on (for example the scene when he goes outside the L.E building and shoots someone, and the moment when you question whether he is just a psychotic murderer or is actually dreaming - that whole part was taken out of Vanilla Sky). Vanilla Sky focuses on the relationship between Sofia and David, its got more of a love story feel to the whole thing rather than the dark and twisted feel to 'Open Your Eyes'.

Least thats how I saw the two films - course i could just be looking too much into things. Still I think Vanilla Sky got a beating that I thought really wasn't deserved.
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I dont care what anybody says, I really like this film. But i have to say, that the original is ALOT BETTER. Ok so heres basically it-

Tom Cruise is living the perfect life, then falls in love with Penelope Cruz. But Cameron Diaz is pissed and gets him into that accident and disfigures him. Anyways, everything is real life until the point where he passes out on the street( in real life, he wakes up and has himself frozen and put into the dream state). so everything from when he passes out onwards is just a dream state. the end.
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Cruz and Diaz are two sides to same person - there's no jealousy thing going on between them, other than in Cruise's head.

Incidentally, do you think Cruise and Cruz got together in real life to miminise the re-branding costs?
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