Lars: If man had been physically able to give birth, men would have been better mothers. Girls aren’t cool. They can be pretty or “cute,” and with some serious dieting, even sexy. They can be nice. Dumb, but nice. But who wants “nice”? You want interesting people around you. Has a girl ever introduced you to any new music or recommended a book you didn’t already read in high school? Anything just slightly outside the mainstream? If so, she got it from an ex, her brother, her father. They just pretend. It’s worse here. On the East Side, they know they’re underprivileged. Here they think they have to have an opinion. And intrude on adult conversations…
Erik: Still, girls have to be busy with something, too? At least all the boys have an interest they become absorbed in. If it’s music, a band. If it’s football, it’s something. I don’t know what but there’s something. But what are girls into?
Lars: Horses and menstruation.
Erik: Okay, but not all girls are like that. You’ve got to agree with me on that.
Lars: No. Bullshit. Feeling guilty is slave mentality. Sometimes you have to be Zarathustra. Be mean.
I saw Reprise for the first time about two years ago at the Sundance film festival, and it instantly became my favorite film. Recently it got released in New York and I went to see it today…I can seriously say that it’s one of the most honest and unpretentious movies I have ever seen. Still my favorite film. If you live in New York you should go see it.
Lately, I’m really into taking screen shots from different movies that I like.
Last night I saw “Le Ballon Rouge” or “The Red Balloon” for the first time. It’s a french movie made in 1956. It’s written and directed by Albert Lamorisse. I loved everything about it, but especially the cinematography.
The Story is about a lonely little boy who befriends a big red balloon. The balloon fallows him everywhere.
Some scenes were filmed in front of some posters who I thought were really really amazing. Here are some screen shots I took when those great posters appear.