The Lusty Men 
1. Two nickles in an old tobacco tin.
2. “I’ve got one piece of advice for you. When you sit down to a big dinner, loosen your belt. It’s more fun.”
3. He briefly looks in to confirm he’s dead, and then the two stroll away happily ever after.
Carnival of Souls 
1. Who were Mary’s friends?
2. “Thank you for the coffee. It was unsanitary, but delicious.”
3. Fast motion ballroom dancing.
Journey Through French Cinema 
1. Undiagnosed tuberculosis during childhood.
2. Melville used the entire studio for shooting, including the hallways, stairways, the entrance, and the streets outside.
3. Sautet: “I didn’t make a film about the highway code!”
Wolf and Sheep 
1. Playing in the river. Balloon pants.
2. Dung patties baking on the wall.
3. Chunks of meat portioned out into metal bowls.
A beautiful, brave film.
1. The Varicose Vein Network’s hit show Do the Back of My Legs Look Like Waffles?
2. “I love entering a crevasse.”
3. A coin for the paper towel dispenser.
Last night Jason Adasiewicz and I met up to discuss the soundtrack of ROY’S WORLD, which is moving forward quite nicely.
We’re cooking up some really cool ideas. This is the first time I’ve been able to work with a composer and musician from the very beginning of a project, and I’m loving it.
Incidentally, our meeting place was Hopleaf. Surely one of the comfiest spots for a creative discussion I can imagine. It’s walking distance from my apartment. Jason used to live nearby once upon a time and the Hopleaf was a sort of hangout. We didn’t get any frites on this particular occasion, but they’re phenomenal. And Hopleaf always has some Metropolitan on tap — you can’t beat that.
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1. Wide-shouldered pinstripe jacket.
2. He holds up the padlock. Cleanly cut.
3. A purely white being.