I asked Murakami if he reread “1984” while writing “1Q84.” He said he did, and it was boring. (Not that this is necessarily bad; at one point I asked him why he liked baseball. “Because it’s boring,” he said.)The Fierce Imagination of Haruki Murakami - NYTimes.com
Seven (More) Ways To Talk About ‘Drive,’ The Most (Over)Talked-About Movie Of The Year
7. The mask is also crucial to my dumbest “Drive” theory, which is that “Drive” takes place in the same universe as last year’s best guy-drives-around-L.A.-not-talking-much movie, Sofia Coppola’s “Somewhere.” There’s a scene in that film in which Steven Dorff — playing an actor sentenced to spend eternity bored in the Chateau Marmont — has a rubber mold made of his head, and he has to sit for what feels like an hour of screen time all gooped up in a metaphor for the way celebrity mummifies the living. We never see what happens to Dorff’s mask. I like to believe a stuntman stole it.
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I am secretly obsessed with the idea of perfect anything. I am weak and searching and desperate, just once, to have a perfect thing.Marc Maron, “My Desperate, Stupid, Emotional Hunt for the Perfect Pants” - NYTimes.com (via aaronburch)
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