"I have dreamed a dream, but now that dream is gone from me."

theNEOone

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this is the line that morpheus says at the end of reloaded. i don't want to get started about what this means w.r.t. the plot of the movie, because i don't want people to read about any spoilers. the reason i'm stating this is because i could've sworn that i read this line in a book somewhere, and i'm hoping that someone else also recognizes it.
 

NogginBoink

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It's very similar to a song in Les Miserables.... is that the connection you're thinking of?
 

theNEOone

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Originally posted by: m2kewl
wild guess: MLK?
are you being sarcastic? i can't tell.....



Originally posted by: NogginBoink
It's very similar to a song in Les Miserables.... is that the connection you're thinking of?
i don't know, i've never seen les miserables.

 

minus1972

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- When the Nebuchadnezzar goes down, Morpheus says "I have dreamed a dream. But now that dream is gone from me." Compare with Daniel 2:3 (King James Bible), "I have dreamed a dream, and my spirit was troubled to know the dream."

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XMan

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Similar to Yeats, as well.

Had I the heavens' embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half-light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly, because you tread on my dreams.

-- William Butler Yeats
 

hdeck

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Originally posted by: minus1972
- When the Nebuchadnezzar goes down, Morpheus says "I have dreamed a dream. But now that dream is gone from me." Compare with Daniel 2:3 (King James Bible), "I have dreamed a dream, and my spirit was troubled to know the dream."

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another biblical reference for people to complain about. oh happy day.
 

wyvrn

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In other words, a repeated theme in history that they used in the movie. I am sure the theme permeates many many works, seeing as unrealized dreams are a fairly common occurence.
 

illustri

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yea its a reference (duh) to the biblical nebeckanezer said by (3 guesses) morpheus the mythical god of dreams

btw the yeats allusion was used in Equilibrium which is another cool movie in the same style

(gun taka's awesome)
 

Syringer

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From Les Miserables - I Dreamed a Dream:

"I Dreamed a Dream..But Now Life Has Killed the Dream I Dreamed."

Not even close but I like that song anyway :)
 

Hubris

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Originally posted by: illustri
yea its a reference (duh) to the biblical nebeckanezer said by (3 guesses) morpheus the mythical god of dreams

btw the yeats allusion was used in Equilibrium which is another cool movie in the same style

(gun taka's awesome)
1) It wasn't an allusion, it was straight quoted.

2) It's gun Kata, not taka
 

Hubris

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Dude, stay away from the thread about the drunk chick. Both hands on the wheel! :D
 

Khombhat

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I don't know if anyone has offerred this obvious tidbit, but the quote being discussed concerning Daniel 2:3 makes a great deal of sense given that the king of Babylon who was speaking those words was Nebuchadnezzar. Just for what it may be worth.
 

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