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Remember the Arrested Development episode where George Michael says his teacher loves Saddam Hussein and Jason Bateman is like, “You mean, she’s interested in Saddam Hussein” and George Michael says, “Nope. She loves him.” This is how I am with Lincoln.
There’s a class of movie that has at its center the basic idea of “character who has everything on the outside, but has just figured out that s/he has nothing on the inside.” Arguably one of the lessons of these kinds of movies is something like “Money doesn’t buy happiness,” but somehow, some films seem to glamorize both the affluence and the emptiness that may come along with such a lifestyle…
So we, you know, vibe’d out at my house and we just kept bouncing ideas and we had all these references of these like renaissance paintings and baroque paintings, and I always had the dream of, like, re-creating the Sistine Chapel in a way…