Design for Dreaming (film #35 on Ephemeral Films CD-ROM (Voyager). Also, film #3 on Lifestyles U.S.A., Vol. 1 (Something Weird, 2000). Also, MST3K Episode #524: 12 to the Moon. Also, film #3 on Our Secret Century, Vol. 1: The Rainbow Is Yours CD-ROM (Voyager). Also, film #422 on Prelinger Archive). [Category: Industrial]

Man, was that a weird dream, or what? No, you're not dreaming, you're watching an industrial film! A woman dreams a man in a tux and a silver mask comes into her bedroom and whisks her away to the GM Motorama at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. She sings, dances, flies, gets all the cars she wants, makes a frosted cake with lit birthday candles merely by pushing a button in the Kitchen of Tomorrow ("I call no way!" says Crow), cavorts in various fashions, and cruises the Highway of the Future with her silver-masked beau. This film was designed to generate excitement for the Motorama and act as a replacement for it for those who couldn't make it to New York. It all comes off like one of those silly, improvisational "musicals" they do on "Whose Line Is It Anyway?", only with lavish production values ("OK, you're to make up a musical about "the latest fashions", "cars", "birthday cakes", "dreams", and "the future"––go!"). An interesting piece of trivia: Apparently the film has no actual scenes of the Motorama––it was filmed in its entirety on a soundstage in Florida! Msties take note: The Our Secret Century CD-ROM has an interview with Tad Tadlock, the original Nuveena!

Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: *****. Weirdness: *****. Historical Interest: *****. Msting: ***. Overall Rating: ****.

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