Life, Afterlife and Rob Bell in Clint Eastwood’s “Hereafter”

At a crucial point in the film “Hereafter” (2010), a reluctant psychic (played by Matt Damon) visits the home of Victorian novelist Charles Dickens in London. On the wall is a famous painting: “Dickens’ Dream,” where the famous writer is pictured asleep, encircled by the spectral figures of the characters he brought to life in his many novels. Although the film does not explicitly make this connection, the scene depicted in “Dickens’ Dream” is precisely the same... Read More