“Young, middle-class, white, college-educated, unskilled, broke, drunk — yeah, that’s it.”

Ah, Hal Hartley. I loves me some Hal Hartley. (Thanks to Matt Berube for my obsession!)

This morning I treated Dave to two Hartley short films

Some of my favorite quotes:

  • “‘We’ll get jobs and be happy!’
    ‘No, we’ll get jobs and pay the rent. We’ll get credit cards and be happy.'”
  • I’m only a waitress on the outside.
  • “Young, middle-class, white, college-educated, unskilled, broke, drunk.”

Theory of Achievement

  1. Cristin’s avatar

    Is that Meatloaf? I didn’t see his name credited but only skimmed thew IMDb links. I’ve never seen/heard of these films so I guess you’ll have to treat me too:)

  2. admin’s avatar

    Heh, no, not Meatloaf. He actually looks more like Buster Poindexter than Meatloaf, but he’s neither.

  3. admin’s avatar

    Probably important to understand that for Dave, it felt more like torture than a treat. 🙂 Very art-y films.