Imagine that movie characters are dots on a map and that they're connected by lines that represent their relationships. Writer ISAAC DAVIS has a girlfriend named TRACY. College professor YALE POLLACK is cheating on his wife EMILY with a woman named MARY WILKIE. ISAAC meets MARY and they may start dating. So many dots and lines! This would be like the New York subway map! Now I understand the title of the movie.
To give you an idea of the kind of world this movie shows, I'll describe a scene that takes place in a fundraising event. During a group conversation, a man says "I'm just about to direct a film (of my own screenplay) and the premise is..." Why does he have to clarify that he wrote the screenplay? He says it in parenthesis because he knows that the sentence doesn't need that information. He could've said "I'm just about to make a film and the premise is..." but he didn't want to lose a chance to show off that he can do more than direct. Yeah, it's that kind of people. -------------------------------------
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well, you would want to tell people if you had written a film and directed it. You might as well, because the person you were talking to would be bound to ask who had written it, so you might as well say it upfront,