UN ROMAN EN DEVENIR/FICTION INTERLUDE
CASTING THE NET
A visitor in this strange city. Lost in cultural translation. And geographical shifts.
Glistening water. The pebbles hissing. Nothing left of the summer restaurants.
The billows come and go. The memories come and go. Close your eyes and ...
PERSON TO PERSON (MANHATTAN STORIES)
NYC and its urban jungle,
An ecology of fraud and authenticity.
Enter emblematic characters illustrating different ways for humans to interact,
Striding in and out of the space of their dreams and longings
Performing the intermittences of our loves and passions
Acting out our compromises and tentative redemptions
Working through our fears and anxieties.
Bene and his passion for vintage records
The opening sequence: like the first paragraph in a short story, it provides clues and hints, it conjures coming themes, introduces the main protagonists, and establishes leading metaphors and tropes.
The church bell tower where some truth is told, some oracle is given:
About Paco and Laura…
The clock mechanism proceeds relentlessly, setting other processes in motion: moving hands, ...
“He galloped up … his heels in the horses’ s ribs and it dancing and swirling like the shape of its mane and tail…” (William Faulkner, As I Lay Dying)
The articulation of passion and identity and self—and the loss of it all. At first.
The nightmarish return of haunting images of success. And failure.
Some turning point: the accident ...