Andy Kaufman Reads The Great Gatsby (and I understood that he meant a great deal more than that)

In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since. “Whenever you feel like criticizing any one,” he told me, “just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.” He didn’t say any more, but we’ve always been unusually communicative in a reserved way, and I understood that he meant a great deal more than that.


Fables of the Reconstruction / Reconstruction of the Fables

Being John Malkovich (1999)                               The Great Beyond (1999)

starring John Malkovich                                by REM, from the film Man on the Moon

producer: Michael Stipe                                      entitled from the 1992 REM song

written by Charlie Kaufman                           »Andy Kaufman in the wrestling match

                                                                              (Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)« (REM, 1992)


There’s more

Mastering and loosing control               Why can’t we pantomime

(Fort-Da (Freud))                                         just close our eyes

of an object (Malkovich)                             And sleep sweet dreams

and the pleasure (sleeping with             Me and you with wings on our feet


(the maxim)

I’ll be absent for a little while