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  • The King of Comedy

    The King of Comedy

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    In his first scene in the film, Rupert Pupkin has this to say a fellow obsessive Jerry fan:

    It's not my whole life. It's not my whole life. That's right. It's yours but not mine.

    Here he denies how obsessed he is with Jerry, yet he's the one who's wearing the same exact suit as Jerry. Clearly it is his whole life. Every word he says, every gesture he makes, every choice he makes, every movement he makes-he does it…

  • A Woman Under the Influence

    A Woman Under the Influence

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    Before I saw this movie last year:

    I would wake up every day wanting to go right back to sleep again. I wanted to go right back to dreaming because I believed that only there could I live without making a mistake, without accidentally saying the wrong thing, without the fear of being judged, or without the fear of not being good enough.

    I would wake up every day wanting to do good: wanting to be there for someone, wanting…

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  • The Godfather: Part III

    The Godfather: Part III

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    It's not Francis Ford Coppola, it's Francis Filibuster Coppola.

    When the opera sequence began, I was 18 years old. When it ended, I was 21.

  • Crash

    Crash

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    Sex is boring to Ballard after seeing it and doing it so many times.

    Car crashes are boring to Ballard after seeing them so many times.

    If the sex goes to new heights it feels fresh again.

    If the crashes are more brutal, more personal, they feel fresh.

    But soon he's bored again.

    More new heights.

    Even more brutal now.

    Bored again, but now obsessed.

    How many new heights can he go to? How many limits can he disregard?

    How brutal can these crashes get?

    Go too far and he'll be obsessed forever.

    Crash too hard and he'll be dead.