Coffee’s Just an Excuse, Cinema’s the Muse!
Blue in the Face
Directors: Wayne Wang, Paul Auster
Cast: Harvey Keitel, Lou Reed, Michael J. Fox
USA; 83’, 1995, color
English with Turkish subtitles
Wayne Wang's follow-up movie to Smoke presents a series of improvisational situations strung together to form a pastiche of Brooklyn's diverse ethnicity, offbeat humor and essential humanity. Many of the same characters inhabiting Auggie Wren's Brooklyn Cigar Store in Smoke return here to expound on their philosophy of smoking, relationships, baseball, New York, and Belgian Waffles. Most of all, this is a movie about living life, off-the-cuff.