Well, this is surely one of the weirdest things I’ve ever seen. It’s streaming on Netflix, for anyone interested. Look out for a VERY STRANGE scene midway through that has June Carter Cash playing the part of Mary Magdalene. Warning: I kinda wish I hadn’t watched this. I’m too weirded out.
why project versions of myself or imagined, hypothetical selves or god forbid other people onto fictional characters in an attempt to transcend shy, anxious, lowly me by creating something possibly meaningful if not valuable when i can write mealymouthed, ambiguous, vague, angsty, adjective-laden things here lacking all context and identifiable referents
As the drugs had worn off, a couple of years earlier, he had started to realize what it must be like to be lucid all the time, an unpunctuated stretch of consciousness, a white tunnel, hollow and dim, like a bone with the marrow sucked out. ‘I want to die, I want to die, I want to die,’ he found himself muttering in the middle of the most ordinary task, swept away by a landslide of regret as the kettle boiled or the toast popped up.
At the same time, his past lay before him like a corpse waiting to be embalmed. He was woken every night by savage nightmares; too frightened to sleep, he climbed out of his sweat-soaked sheets and smoked cigarettes until the dawn crept into the sky, pale and dirty as the gills of a poisonous mushroom. His flat in Ennismore Gardens was strewn with violent videos which were a shadowy expression of the endless reel of violence that played in his head. Constantly on the verge of hallucination, he walked on ground that undulated softly, like a swallowing throat.
Edward St. Aubyn, Some Hope
A branch shorn of leaves
- the most important film yet made
- if you make it through the “intro music” phase, the later parts are very relaxing to watch closely
Jerry does a funny but immoral thing. Kramer does something ingenious, but is undermined by either his friends or himself. Elaine is a good person made bad by the people she associates with. George is immoral, but also quite dumb.