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Reverie - NYU supplement - 2050 movie on your life


gumdrop41 6 / 30  
Dec 29, 2009   #1
I'm assuming that NYU doesn't neccasarily want a "factual" response

Reverie


2020: scientist Chun Ju Yao discovers Reverie - a drug that induced lucid dreams. People were told to close their eyes and sleep. Fall deeply and into whichever world they wished, for the drug allows complete control of the dream. Picture a memory. Think of a lover, a lost loved one, and your mind will create it. At first, people around the world roared with delight- then, the roaring stopped. No one was waking up anymore. Yao can create a drug to combat Reverie, but can she convince humans to choose reality over paradise?

Darn you character count! It's over by 35 characters. All suggestions, comments, and harsh criticisms are welcomed
owls 8 / 33  
Dec 29, 2009   #2
Ahhh, have you read The Reality Bug? It's part of the Pendragon series and this is basically the same plot.
aikd80cn 4 / 18  
Dec 29, 2009   #3
I dont like how NYU asks such a question in a very small word limit,
but great essay! you cant get better than this on something fictional and short , its like the summary of a book on its back page

for the drug allows complete control of the dream

shouldnt it be allowed?

Fall deeply and into whichever

u can remove 'and'

Picture a memory. Think of a lover, a lost loved one

u can summarize: "picture a memory, a lover, a lost one and your mind will create it.

the roaring stopped

the roars stopped

i think that should get you close to your word limit. are u going to include the title 'reverie'? i think u can just start with "2020 : ..."

Great essay in return can you revise this essay? its not too long
OP gumdrop41 6 / 30  
Dec 29, 2009   #4
WAIT. NO I HAVENT READ THAT. oh nooo, will NYU think I'm just copying it? gah, now that I think of it, it's a little bit similar to vanilla sky. Should I just stay with what I have now??? it took so long to think of it

THanks a lot anad :) Yeah i need to include the title cuz the prompt asks us to. I will edit your essay now!!

Any more comments???
OP gumdrop41 6 / 30  
Dec 29, 2009   #5
Also, I wrote my poem for NYU

The curtain begins to rise,
the marionette set on stage
but choked by strings, the lifeless thing
finds her movements locked and caged
Only when the strings are cut
and the puppet's movements, mind free
do the audiences roar, clap and cheer
"this is the best show we've ever seen."

Is it alright? or too vague/ random?
paranormale 4 / 32  
Dec 29, 2009   #6
I don't know how well that movie plot will flow with NYU since it's the entire plot of a major book in a pretty famous series...

Other than that, there's just a few grammatical things here and there.
"Reverie - a drug that induces lucid dreams."
Here's a few ways to shorten it up:
"No onewoke up anymore."
"People were told to close their eyes and sleep and simply dream , for the drug allows complete control of the dream.

Your poem is fine. It's ok if its a little vague. It's poem after all!

Hope I helped! Good luck!
OP gumdrop41 6 / 30  
Dec 29, 2009   #7
Thanks paranormale! Yeah, I'll probably scrap the thing :(
owls 8 / 33  
Dec 29, 2009   #8
WAIT. NO I HAVENT READ THAT. oh nooo, will NYU think I'm just copying it?

I've never thought of it as a common book, so I think you're safe (unless paranormale was referring to it when he or she aid "the entire plot of a major book"). Basically, someone invents these places where you can go lie in a tube and just have this fantastic dream life (just like you described), but pretty soon, the whole city is in tubes and no one wants to come out of paradise, so the city is deteriorating and no one wants to go back to reality, so this girl, Aja, has to try to fix anything. It's a little different... tubes vs. a drug, and there's no pill, but it's essentially the same thing. It's kind of awesome that you thought of this on your own. If you had done it a couple of years earlier, you could have published a book haha.
EF_Kevin 8 / 13,321 129  
Jan 6, 2010   #9
...but can she convince humans to choose reality over a virtual paradise?

Ha ha, very clever. I really think you will be alright; they will not think you copied the film. :-) It is too vast a concept for people to say it belongs to any one film. It is a lot like the Matrix, too...

Hmmmmm... but really, now that I'm thinking more about it, I guess I think you should try other ideas. It might be bad that you suggest that you will create a pill that causes such trouble. It might be better to make the movie a drama about your serious efforts to alleviate suffering in the world.


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