21st century screwball
I am drinking dubonnet. the music is twinkly. there’s a war on. the president is still alive and everyone is dancing. robert redford is in uniform and is immaculate and he’s asleep at the bar. I am about to take him home. we will yell at each other about communism incessantly for the next five years. life is good.
“we just have to keep on veering, that's all.”
this movie is so many things to me. It’s my anxiety forcing me to miss days and days of school. It’s me waking up at 6am and begging my dad not to make me go because I just can’t deal with it all again today. this movie is my dad driving me all around our small town, and into the city, and up and down every highway. It’s my dad stopping…
life is meaningless and we are all pretenders pretending and dreamers dreamt to life!! surrounded by everything happening all at once!! so loud that it feels like nothing!! like a rock concert hum!! dancing alone in black and white!!! we are all just ore in the igneous dark!!! waiting to be touched by an angel!!! or to pass by columbo on the street in a ratty coat surrounded by heaps of muck and mistake him for a bum!!! it’s all the same thing!!!