When Michel Gondry was an Artist-in-Residence at MIT in 2005, a graduate student gave him copies of the readings from one of Robert Stickgold's sleep and dreaming classes at Harvard. Gondry was intrigued by what he read and how it might inform his newest film project, The Science of Sleep. The two didn't meet until spring of this year, when Stickgold was invited to a screening. They hit it off at the dinner that followed and continued their conversation — from Freud to Fellini — a few months ago at the Algonquin Hotel in New York.
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