Recently, I have been 'monitoring' my dreams in the morning; if they're not in black and white, they're at least in monochrome; I sense this through an inability to define the color attributes of various objects, etc. I think this inability would never have arisen if the dreams were originally in color.I do understand why we can't remember smells, etc. since dreams seem largely to occur within the visual domain - but color? As far as The Wizard of Oz goes, if the normative backdrop of a film is black and white, then any dream sequence would be indicative of the other. I wasn't implying that films are `dream like' - what I'm talking about has little to do with the cinematic depiction of the real - only with an underlying ground (stripped of any metaphyiscal connotations).