Clay, a successful screenwriter, has returned from New York to Los Angeles to help cast his new movie, and he's soon drifting through a long-familiar circle that will leave him no choice but to plumb the darkest recesses of his character and come to terms with his proclivity for betrayal.
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« L'histoire répète les vielles poses, les réponses désinvoltes, les mêmes défaites... » Elvis Costello, « Beyond Belief »
« Pas de piège plus mortel que celui qu'on tend à soi-même » Raymond Chandler, The Long Goodbye
They had made a movie about us.
"Because you're just a writer."156
There were pictures of the boy as well, head-shots of him blond and tan and flexing-he had wanted to be an actor - and there was the fake smile, the pleading eyes, the mirage of it all. 159
The fades, the dissolves, the rewritten scenes, all the things you wipe away—I now want to explain these things to her but I know I never will, the most important one being: I never liked anyone and I’m afraid of people.