Beyond~en~Scène

be·yond
first and foremost a filmmaker. often a photographer. usually a writer. always a music enthusiast.

you have to be published before you can die

Miles:

I'm so insignificant, I can't even kill myself.

Jack:

what the hell is that suppose to mean?

Miles:

come on man, you know...Hemingway, Sexton, Plath, Woolf. You can't kill yourself before you've even been published.

Jack:

what about that guy who wrote Confederacy of Dunces? He committed suicide before he was published, look how famous he is.

Miles:

...thanks.

Jack:

just don't give up, alright? you're gonna make it.

Miles:

half of my life is over, and I have nothing to show for it. I'm a thumbprint on the window of a skyscraper. I'm a smudge of excrement on a tissue surging out to sea with a million tons of raw sewage.

Jack:

see? right there. what you just said. that's beautiful. a smudge of excrement...surging out to sea! I could never write that.

Miles:

neither could I actually. I think it's Bukowski.

  • 2 June 2012
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