The author doesn’t think he is pretty smart, or special, or a rocket scientist. That didn’t impress Shania Twain much. Lancaster Dodd answered this question by saying he was a writer, a doctor, a nuclear physicist and a theoretical philosopher. But above all, a man, a hopelessly inquisitive man, just like you. That sounds about right.
The author speaks of himself at the third person because he thinks who he is doesn’t matter as much as what his beliefs.
It is better to have a point of view.
It’s not mandatory to know about Nouvelle Vague to formulate an opinion.
It feels good when things make sense even if sometimes they do not: David Lynch’s equations can’t be solved. And that’s okay.
We might be spending our life looking for something we will never find.
Good stories can make bad films, and vice versa.
It’s possible to find meaning in pretty much anything, including The Human Centipede or George of the Jungle, even if it’s challenging.
Complexity and simplicity are both equally interesting.
‘Who’s on first?’ takes time to understand, especially in France where baseball is a mystery and the joke doesn’t translate well. The who could be discussed for ever but at the end of the day, it’s a little boring.
So let’s move on and explain movies instead.