“Charlie Kaufman: There was this time in high school. I was watching you out the library window. You were talking to Sarah Marsh.
Donald Kaufman: Oh, God. I was so in love with her.
Charlie Kaufman: I know. And you were flirting with her. And she was being really sweet to you.
Donald Kaufman: I remember that.
Charlie Kaufman: Then, when you walked away, she started making fun of you with Kim Canetti. And it was like they were laughing at *me*. You didn’t know at all. You seemed so happy.
Donald Kaufman: I knew. I heard them.
Charlie Kaufman: How come you looked so happy?
Donald Kaufman: I loved Sarah, Charles. It was mine, that love. I owned it. Even Sarah didn’t have the right to take it away. I can love whoever I want.
Charlie Kaufman: But she thought you were pathetic.
Donald Kaufman: That was her business, not mine. You are what you love, not what loves you. That’s what I decided a long time ago.
Donald Kaufman: Whats up?
Charlie Kaufman: Thank you.
Donald Kaufman: For what?”—Nicholas Cage in Adaptation
Thanks for the Godard recommendation, Jia Yun! The other 'must-watch' French New Waves pieces I've picked up from Tumblr and have yet to get to are The 400 Blows, Un Femme Est Un Femme, Pierrot le Fou and Jules et Jim. Any suggestions what I should start with other than Breathless? I ALMOST picked up the La Jetee DVD at Esplande library, but decided to go with a more accessible movie in the end. Oh ya, enjoy Camp Symmetry!
Oh shizzle I haven’t seen any other more compelling French wave stuff really! I love the coldness in breathless. And the sadness in it. And of course. Two main leads with such panache.
Ingmar Bergman is the shizzle though for the Swedish stuff. Totally dark and weird. But visually stunning black and white. Can’t remember the title, I think it was about a nurse and a patient in some distant forest rehab..
The world isnt for artists, it is not for dreamers. The world are all for machines, and living dolls. The world is becoming two-dimensional, and people love it. Why? Because it takes skill and intellect to be two-dimensional. Even the aesthetics of this new world takes this form. In crafting a…