My standards are higher than most. When it comes to sci-fi I want complete believability, or else it’s just fantasy (yawn).
The good news is that Vanishing Waves has a decent level of plausibility, and it’s maintained throughout. It’s not a perfect film however. I found several things wanting, but first I must digress.
I wrote a script about a coma patient interacting with the outside, back in the mid 90s. Doing so I had to confront the limitations of the film medium, and that the newly evolving CGI could simulate dream consciousness by making the surfaces and objects amorphous, shifting and unstable.
Vanishing Waves begins its journey with this consideration in mind. In the world of dreams nothing is like a filmed location. Nothing is solid. Nothing remains for a stretch of time, because it doesn’t exist. These are only representations of ideas, the cursory details of an experience…
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