|Age Range(s)||Adult (36-50)|
|Type of monologue / Character is||Neurotic|
|Description||A woman narrates her scary dream to her psychiatrist|
|Details||5 minutes into the film|
Marion Post (Gena Rowlands) is an accomplished philosophy professor who decides to take some time off to write a novel. She rents an apartment that is next door to a psychiatrist's office. As the walls are very thin, she can hear everything they say and soon becomes drawn to the stories that one of the patients, Hope (Mia Farrow), tells her psychiatrist.
This is one of the stories Hope tells her psychiatrist of a panic attack she had in the middle of the night as she thought about her life...
Written by Susan Grobes
.I just know that...I woke up during the middle of the night. And time passed and there was strange shadows. I began having troubling thoughts about my life. There was something about it not real....Full of deceptions but these...these deceptions had become so many and so much a part of me now that I couldn't even tell who I was really was, and suddenly I began to perspire. I sat up in bed with my heart just pounding, and I looked at my husband next to me and it was as if he was a stranger and I turned the light and woke him up and I asked him to hold me..(sobs) and only after a long time did I finally get my bearings....."