Another very interesting aspect is how you utilize Doug ’ s dreams / nightmares as a way of leading him to more information about how Inez died . Was this always part of the plan or something that came along during the process ? I always knew that this would be a story that would be told in three different timeframes - the present ( which is how we open and close the film ), flashbacks , and dreams which begin to take on
an air of magical realism because he starts getting information that he shouldn ’ t know through these dreams . And finally dream sort of meets flashback meets reality towards the end . I always knew it would have these three spaces and that all three would eventually meet . The one thing that did change around a lot during the writing of it is the order of the flashbacks . It started out in chronological order , but it ’ s not chronological in the final draft .