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I took an "intro to electronic music" class in university, and we watched several films that demonstrated the evolution of electronic music in cinema. I am trying to remember one of them we watched.

I believe it was black-and-white, and had something to do with analyzing someone's dream. They are trying to figure out a mystery by analyzing what someone is dreaming. I believe it was a bit of a mystery movie, a bit psychological. The only image I remember in the movie was in the dream there was a house-like building, and on the roof was a maybe a deformed wheel and it was supposed to represent a gun. I think.

And because of the context in which I watched it, I assume it has a remarkable soundtrack for some reason or another.

I hope this is enough to go on. I really don't remember any more than that.

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Reading this question made me think of Dreamscape even though it was in the 80s. – Peter Grill Mar 19 '12 at 14:43
'Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind' comes up here... However it's a 90's/2000's movie in colour. – poepje May 12 '12 at 2:58
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I think this is Spellbound, 1945 by Alfred Hitchcock. The dream sequence was by Salvador Dali. If I recall it has your wheel representing a gun. Can't remember the soundtrack.

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I agree, 'Wheel as gun' is either Spellbound or somebody quoting Spellbound. It's a famous sequence. – Michael Stern Mar 19 '12 at 20:05

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