Saturday, March 24, 2012
Too Many Things, Too Many Things, Too Many Things, Too Many Things
My recent busy bender brought to mind one of my favorite scenes from Boogie Nights, a juggling of two intercut scenes, in fact: In one section, Dirk Diggler and Brock Landers try to retrieve the tapes onto which they laid down their fucking heart and soul; in the other section, coked-up Amber Waves and Roller Girl do more coke and then talk a mile a minute about all their coked-up plans. Emulating a coke high, this section races past the viewer with an overload of information.
While trying to wrap her head around the sensory overload, Amber Waves blurts out, "Too many things, too many things, too many things, too many things." (Hey, that's the title of this post.)
No, I've never done blow (nor most drugs, for that matter), but I can certainly relate to the frenetic, juggling-ten-million-things-while-racing-at-100-miles/hour feeling conveyed in this scene. I'm not complaining, of course: Mine is good kind of busy—between screenplay writin', blog writin', podcast recording and editing, and a whole mess of other stuff; I'm feeling pretty creatively fulfilled.
It's just...I gotta take a breather sometimes.
Unfortunately I couldn't embed the video but you can watch it on youtube.