Next: Jacob’s Ladder (1990)

Directed by: Adrian Lyne

Written by: Bruce Joel Rubin

Starring: Tim Robins, Elisabeth Pena, Danny Aiello

New York postal worker with a PhD in  Philosophy, Jacob Singer is trying to keep his frayed life from unraveling. His days are increasingly being invaded by flashbacks to his first marriage, his now-dead son, and his tour of duty in Vietnam. Although his new girlfriend tries to help Jacob keep his grip on sanity, the line between reality and delusion is steadily growing more and more uncertain.

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“And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it.”

Genesis, 28:12

“If you’re frightened of dying and you’re holding on, you’ll see demons tearing your life away. If you’ve made your peace, then the demons are really angels, freeing you from the earth.”

Meister Eckhart

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“Jacob’s Ladder” by William Blake

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