Tuesday, September 15, 2015

We do live in Great Times

Like all Old People, when I was growing up, you had to wait for your favorite program to come on the air to watch it.  Or when video rentals were the thing, you had to still go out and get the movie and bring it back home. 

Which brings me to this point.  I haven't watched A Nightmare on Elm Street in years and have no real desire to do so.  However, there was a scene I was often trying to recall. Nancy, the protagonist and main character, is in a classroom and she is falling asleep as a student reads from Shakespeare.  Working off memory, I knew the line had something to do with troubled dreams.  Try searching Shakespeare for dreams and you will find too many haystacks to sort needles from.

So today I went to Youtube and searched on Nightmare on Elm Street School Scene and voila, there it was (it even came up in auto-suggest).  It's formally named Nancy's School Dream Scene.  

The Shakespeare being quoted is Hamlet Act I Scene I where a Ghost appears to Horatio, Bernardo and other guards.  Once I had the first few sentences I googled and found this:

In the most high and palmy state of Rome,
A little ere the mightiest Julius fell,

The graves stood tenantless and the sheeted dead
Did squeak and gibber in the Roman streets:
As stars with trains of fire and dews of blood,

Disasters in the sun; and the moist star
Upon whose influence Neptune's empire stands

Was sick almost to doomsday with eclipse:
The reader in the movie jumps to which is either to show how much time has passed since Nancy fell  alseep or Wes Craven taking a little liberty with Shakespeare:

O God, I could be bounded in a nutshell, and count myself a
king of infinite space—were it not that I have bad dreams.

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