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I am watching Michael Clayton again, the film starring George Clooney as a "fixer" at a large law firm who comes up against an explosive case. I saw the DVD had a commentary track by its writer/director Tony Gilroy, and I was hoping he would be delving into some of the mythology and symbolism in the film, but he mostly talks about the technical aspects of making the film and the people he worked with.
Here about some of the things I notice in the film. The book/fantasy game, Realm and Conquest, obviously is analogous to the events of the film, so much so that Tom Wilkinson's character seems to think its fantasy situation, of everyone sharing a collective dream, applies to him in some way--whether literal or figuratively--so is this a dreamworld?
The image of the horses in that book, and the horses Michael discovers on the hill, that can't be a coincidence. Wilkinson's character Arthur mentions in once scene, "Do you have the horses for that?"
Anyone have theories or ideas?