June 10, 2009

Seven rules

Last night I caught the second half of I'm Not There. First saw this flick about a year ago; admired the non-linear storytelling/fragmentation of Bob Dylan into several distinct personae. There's a nice interplay between the spliced narratives, the height of which occurs during this scene.

Seven simple rules for a life in hiding:
  1. Never trust a cop in a raincoat.

  2. Beware of enthusiasm and of love, each is temporary and quick to sway.

  3. When asked if you care about the world's problems, look deep into the eyes of he who asks, he will not ask you again.

  4. Never give your real name, and
  5. if ever told to look at yourself, never look.

  6. Never say or do anything the person standing in front of you cannot understand.

  7. Never create anything. It will be misinterpreted. It will chain you and follow you for the rest of your life. It will never change.
i'm not there

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