( New York, New York )
a few important films that are important only to me
The one told backwards in a strip club. Also, parrot eggs.
The one where the elevator opens and there’s a lot of blood.
The one where the skeleton sings and falls down a hole in
The one where he almost finds out he’s an android. Also,
The one where the girl gets an abortion. She holds a grenade
in her apron.
The one where there’s many copies of her in large tubes
of fluid. Also, toxic spit.
The one told entirely in his head while he’s being tortured.
Also, lots of paperwork.
The one where he finds the ear and the blonde girl cries a lot.
The one about the red hood and the wolf-changing and
the bobbing severed head in the bucket of milk.
The one in black and white where we think there’s a soundtrack
until we see a string quartet playing just off camera.
It never quite finishes.
if you would like to know about the movie
come in late
but it seemed like I missed the ending
instead of the beginning
there was no clear hero
there was a man fixing his car
he was by the side of the road
in a desert-like place (New Mexico)
I went to get popcorn
he ended up by the beach on a bicycle
the love interest was a either a dog
or a girl they both had the same
color hair and wore a dark necklace
sometimes she would walk across
the screen the man wouldn’t
look up but she might have
been the angry girl sitting in the front row
I’m pretty sure the dog was a lab
we saw many shots of him sleeping
in the back seat of the car
it was so hot his tongue hung out
once he appeared to be barking at the waves
no sound came out of his mouth
the man fixing his car wore heavy gloves
and had a smudge of grease along
sometimes he would look up
at the sun and wipe his wet bangs
from his forehead with the back of his wrist
when this happened
a guitar would play
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