Eternal Recurrence “Inside Llewyn Davis”

Inside Llewyn Davis starts where it ends, in desperation and isolation. inside-llewyn-davis-movie-wallpaper-7Moments recur, varied but not; characters change and don’t. Llewyn Davis sees himself in his incontinent father, his wide-eyed nephew, his various hosts and the cat. llewyn-davis-cat-gifUlysses is an interesting creature, always escaping, down the fire escape, on the road, on a movie poster, there and not there, almost like Schrodinger says, but more like an animal of eternal recurrence, life in a loop. escher staircaseThe Coen brothers’ latest film is remarkable simply because it pretends to be simple, reiterating the basic truth that everything has already been done.

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