3x04 // Green Light
favorite artists: Claude Monet (1840-1926)
“Without the water, the lilies cannot live, as I am without art.”
“I will paint almost blind, as Beethoven composed completely deaf.”
The long-running West Coast indie rock duo Rogue Wave have spent a few years between albums, but they make their big return next month with the new LP
Sarah Pierce: I think I understand your feelings about this book. I used to have some problems with it, myself. When I read it in grad school, Madam Bovary just seemed like a fool. She marries the wrong man; makes one foolish mistake after another; but when I read it this time, I just fell in love with her. She’s trapped! She has a choice: she can either accept a life of misery or she can struggle against it. And she chooses to struggle.
Mary Ann: Some struggle. Hop into bed with every guy who says hello.
Sarah Pierce: She fails in the end, but there’s something beautiful and even heroic in her rebellion. My professors would kill me for even thinking this, but in her own strange way, Emma Bovary is a feminist.
Mary Ann: Oh, that’s nice. So now cheating on your husband makes you a feminist?
Sarah Pierce: No, no, it’s not the cheating. It’s the hunger. The hunger for an alternative, and the refusal to accept a life of unhappiness.
Mary Ann: Maybe I didn’t understand the book!
In case I forget:
(in serious order)
2. The Body
3. Prophecy Girl
4. The Zeppo
8. Conversations with Dead People
9. Into the Woods
10. Once More, With Feeling
(in no serious order)
11. Graduation Day (both parts)
16. The Wish
17. Lie to Me
18. Becoming (both parts)
19. The Yoko Factor / Primeval
20. Lovers Walk
23. The Gift
24. Where The Wild Things Are
27. Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered
28. Wild at Heart
29. Doublemeat Palace
30. The Prom
Paul Thomas Anderson during filming of Magnolia, 1999.