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Watch: 88 Films, 88 Rude Awakenings: A Video Tribute

Watch: 88 Films, 88 Rude Awakenings: A Video Tribute

You’re being chased. You’re being strangled. You’re lost in a maze. You’re running through the jungle. A lion is after you. A bear is after you. Two bears are after you. You’re falling off a cliff. You’re being hit by a car. You’re about to be hit by a car. You’re being smothered. You’re being punched. The walls are closing in. There’s no escape. And so what do you do? 

You wake up, with a start. You scream. It’s all a terrible, terrible dream.

This supercut by Roman Holiday, running at just under 2 minutes, shows 88 scenes of such “rude awakenings,” in films ranging from ‘Vertigo’ to ‘The Matrix’ to ‘Pulp Fiction’ to ‘The Manchurian Candidate’ to ‘Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure,” with the unlikely but strangely appropriate Vivaldi composition ‘Winter’ in the background. Take a look at this piece, and see if it jolts you awake…

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