April 17, 2011

I sometimes walked up the hill to visit the house I had lived in as a child

"I've been thinking about all of that, too. It seems to me that one life is actually many lives, and that they add up to something surprisingly long. My life then was nothing like my life now. I was someone else."

STILLS: The Last Picture Show (Peter Bogdanovich, 1971); Clueless (Amy Heckerling, 1995); Mulholland Drive (David Lynch, 2001); Silent Light (Carlos Reygadas, 2007); The Passion of Joan of Arc (Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1928).
The title and the quote are from the stories "Ketchikan" and "Sukkwan Island", in Legend of a Suicide by David Vann (Penguin Books, 2009).