The only American filmmaker in PT Anderson’s league is Jim Jarmusch. He’s made some truly brilliant movies; Dead Man and Night on Earth are 2. In 2009 Jarmusch made The Limits of Control, which is kind of quirky look at a quirky guy. The soundtrack alone (Boris and Bad Rabbit are prominent) makes the movie worth watching.
But there’s this scene.
The main character likes espresso. He sits down at a cafe and orders 2 single espressos, in 2 single cups, to which the barista replies “1 double espresso”. ”No” replies the protagonist as he sternly clarifies. Sure enough, when his coffee is brought out, it’s a double espresso. He proclaims his frustration, and in a short while, 2 single espressos are placed in front of him. He begins his little coffee ritual by adding sugar, stirring, then drinking.
I could wax poetic about consumption, or idiosyncratic routines, but that’s not the point of this DDD.
Next time you order an espresso, ask for 2 singles. They’ll look small. They’ll taste way better.