I don't know which forum this would go in, but: Has anyone here both seen the movie Dead Again and heard the Dreamtheater album Metropolis 2: Scenes From A Memory? I've been a DT fan for a while and have the album pretty much memorised (yep, even the MM parts ). I rented Dead Again last night. Starring Kennith Branagh, my dream woman Emma Thompson, and that other British guy that's in all those Branagh films, the story involved hypnotic regression, murder in past lives and reincarnation. So naturally, the striking similarities between this movie and Scenes From a Memory jumped out at me. I won't list them because that would include spoilers. I was distracted because I kept hearing music in my head: "Our deeds have traveled far What we have been is what we are All that we learn this time Is carried beyond this life" Does anyone know if this movie was a direct inspiration for the DT's story, or coincedence, or if there is a source that both took from?