16 August 2015

My Eve Anderson manifesto


Remember this scene from Say Anything?



Of course you do. Hasn't it just got quotability written all over it? I know I've pulled out the "I don't want to sell anything, buy anything, or process anything as a career" line more than a few times. Once already on this blog actually!

But you know the absolute cleverness of this scene, for me, comes in the form of its ability to stamp Lloyd as a character on the screen. To show us - the audience - that he's an anti-hero, hero. And those ones, those heroes are the absolute best kind.

"I don't know, right now I just want to hang with your daughter," Lloyd tells Diane's Dad. Be. Still. My. Beating. Heart.