Tuesday, October 25, 2022


Point of view of the batter. The pitcher massages the ball then pulls down the brim of his cap. POV batter. The ball is coming right at him. POV passenger standing under a shelter. His bus is coming towards him. He watches as a red Porsche speeds by on the blacktop. It’s a two lane highway whose white median leads to the vanishing point of a perspective. A peloton is speeding up the winding road of a hilltop town in Umbria. The famous Rome stock market scene with Alain Delon in Antonioni’s L' Eclisse (1962) followed by one that recalls Kubrick's The Killing (1956) in which stolen money is wafted away by a gust of wind. A woman is showering in the bathroom of her luxury suite. Her naked body is viewed from behind (as she stares at herself in the mirror) from the point of view of her lover who's propping himself up on a pillow. Full frontal shot as she turns. Quick cut to the same couple walking into the lobby of luxury office tower on Eighth Avenue and 41street opposite The New York Times and Wolfgang’s. Credits roll.

read "Died Young" by Francis Levy, The Brooklyn Rail

and listen to "Modern Love" by David Bowie

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