May 15th, 2012

beartato phd

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Last night watched Jarmusch's "Dead Man", which K brought over. It was at turns wacky and gravely serious. The first spoken line of the movie is:
Look out the window. And doesn't this remind you of when you were in the boat, and then later than night, you were lying, looking up at the ceiling, and the water in your head was not dissimilar from the landscape, and you think to yourself, "Why is it that the landscape is moving, but the boat is still?

Then things get weirder. Johnny Depp plays an accountant from Cleveland named William Blake, arriving in a company town somewhere on the frontier, only to find the job he was promised is already taken. Then things get worse. Gary Farmer's "Nobody" steals every fucking scene he's in, except for the one with Iggy Pop. Weirdnesses abound, approaching --- but mercifully not quite reaching --- Lynchian levels. (8/10)