Reigning Sound ‘Never Coming Home’
NOTHING LASTS FOREVER - the lost/unreleased 1984 film.
Nothing Lasts Forever is a 1984 movie starring a number of high profile Hollywood actors. It was directed by Tom Schiller, who had previously worked on Saturday Night Live.
The movie stars Zach Galligan and Lauren Tom in the lead roles, with a supporting cast including Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sam Jaffe and Mort Sahl. John Belushi was to appear in the film, but he died 6 weeks before production began.
The plot concerns a young man (Galligan) who dreams of becoming an artist. On returning to his relatives in Manhattan, he finds that the Port Authority has taken control of the city, and is forced to work in a menial job under a trigger-happy boss (Aykroyd).
His kindness to a tramp leads him to be taken into an underground network where he discovers that the city’s tramps are controlling the destiny of all the cities in the world. They instruct him to travel to the moon on a mission to spread peace and find his true love (Lauren Tom).
Galligan accidentally finds a bus travelling to the moon. Bill Murray plays the bus conductor.
Everyone needs to watch Linklater’s new film BOYHOOD.
I cannot recommend this travel narrative about the American South enough. Read it. You must read it.
I encountered it first online and then drove to a bookstore to pick up a physical copy of the issue of Smithsonian Magazine. It’s Paul Theroux at the top of his game: a gorgeously written piece chronicling an important story about the underbelly of poverty in the South. And it’s a critical companion to one of my other favorite reads of late: this piece on reparations in The Atlantic by Ta-Nehisi Coates.
If Theroux’s piece doesn’t prove Coates’ premise right, then I don’t know what does.
But it was a particular section of the essay that caught my attention,
This pour over artisanal coffee in BillyBurg has such an amazing bouquet of floral and cherry notes with a delicate finish that reminds me of reclaimed 100 year old growth hard wood.
— Ben Affleck, from the Armageddon Criterion commentary (via patrickc)